Senate and House Democrats are outraged by the Supreme Court's decision in favor of Hobby Lobby in the firm's lawsuit seeking exemption from the Obamacare mandate that employers provide, free of charge, contraceptives to employees.
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid called the Supreme Court decision "outrageous" and Democrats have introduced bills in the Senate and the House to overturn the decision.
Why exactly is it that Democrats find it so outrageous that in America religious freedom is respected? That we have law – The Religious Freedom Restoration Act under which the owners of Hobby Lobby sued the federal government – that assures that no federal law will substantially burden individuals in the practice of their religion. Paying for contraception would violate the Christian principles of Hobby Lobby's owners. more >>
A video showing an intern for pro-life group Created Equal being physically and verbally abused in Columbus, Ohio, in a violent profanity-laced tirade by a woman dressed in a Burger King shirt has gone viral, and the group is now seeking prayers for her soul.
"On July 9 Created Equal's team downtown was met with verbal and physical abuse by one passerby. Please pray for this young woman," said the group on its YouTube account where they posted the disturbing video Wednesday.
Pro-life activist Seth Drayer, who is director of training at Created Equal and the youth minister at Trinity Evangelical church, told Fox News that he was the person behind the camera and that the intern being attacked in the video is named Ian. more >>
Last week the Supreme Court voted 5-4 that the Obama administration and the Affordable Care Act could not force "closely held companies" (in this case, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties) to furnish abortifacients in corporate insurance plans. The case has been hailed a serious victory by religious freedom advocates and pro-life groups.
The Left has been declaring scorched earth since the decision, from Justice Ginsburg's apocalyptic dissent to various expressions of unbridled outrage across the blogosphere. Such feral shrieking is disturbing enough, but Harry Reid recently upped the ante by promising to "do something" to ensure that abortion-inducing contraceptives are provided by all employers despite "the values of 5 white men." We'll assume the Senator misspoke and did not mean to imply that Clarence Thomas's rejection of the administration's arguments amounts to a defection to Caucasia.
Such gaffes are understandable, considering that today's liberals are not accustomed to losing in court. This year alone has been a banner year for the cause of same sex marriage; the laws of 13 states defining marriage traditionally have been thrown out by judges in 2014. The last year has seen an astonishing amount of socially conservative photographers, bakers and other businesspeople be forced to surrender either their convictions or their businesses. There can be no serious question which side of the political spectrum has been on the winning end of the judicial stick. more >>
A Polish doctor who refused a woman's request for an abortion procedure because of a "conflict of conscience" with his Roman Catholic beliefs has been fired from the hospital he works at.
The case, which sparked a nationwide abortion debate and prompted Prime Minister Donald Tusk to tell Warsaw obstetrician Bogdan Chazan that he must choose the law over his faith, began in April when the doctor refused a pregnant woman an abortion at Warsaw's Holy Family Hospital.
The woman had came to Chazan to ask for an abortion because her own physician had diagnosed her unborn child with grave health problems, Reuters reported. The obstetrician, however, told the woman that he could not agree to such an abortion in his hospital, and referred the woman to a hospice where the child could get palliative care once born. more >>
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that if enacted would have increased the waiting period for an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours.
Last week, Nixon vetoed House Bill 1307 & 1313, specifically taking issue with the absence of an exemption for women seeking abortions on the basis of rape or incest.
Scott Holste, press secretary for Nixon, directed The Christian Post to a statement the governor made regarding his veto. more >>
Tuning into coverage of last week's Hobby Lobby HHS Mandate Supreme Court decision would have generated countless photos and videos of young women cheering the Court's decision that gave Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies the right to refuse to purchase life-ending drugs that they held were morally reprehensible.
Again, the people cheering the decision at the front of the Court were women - young women. I was among them. My face was plastered on newspapers across the country because I was thrilled, as a woman, wife, mother, and member of the Millennial generation, to say that I agree that religious freedom is so inherent in our nation that no bossy bureaucrats should be able to tell me that giving me free birth control makes me equal to men and brings my healthcare decisions out of the dark ages.
Women, especially those in my generation who are graduating college at higher rates than their male counterparts, are smarter than that. How dare the government tell me that my fertility is a disease and should be part of "preventative" medicine? How dare they infer that I demand free birth control and access to abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization regardless of what my employer, who is generous enough to provide health insurance, may believe? more >>