A 29-year-old Florida man who tricked his ex-girlfriend into taking an abortion pill, causing her to miscarry at six weeks, was sentenced on Monday to 13 years and eight months in federal prison.
"I don't believe Mr. Welden's an evil person, but he committed an evil act, and he's going to pay the consequences," said U.S. District Judge Richard Al Lazzara, according to The Tampa Tribune.
John Andrew Welden apologized for tricking his girlfriend at the time, Remee Jo Lee, into taking an abortion pill in May 2013 after finding out that she was pregnant. more >>
The Capitol Dome was buried under several inches of newly fallen snow, but the weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands who came to Washington to celebrate life. But, if you listened to the secular media, you are hard pressed to hear anything about this annual gathering.
Each year, tens of thousands gather in the nation's Capital to let their voices be heard in support of life – from conception to natural death. Founded by Nellie Gray, shortly after the infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, the march was a call for pro-lifers to come to Washington to support life. Dear Nellie, who died in 2012, thought the march would only happen one time. This year was the 41st anniversary of that horrific decision – and 41 years of marches.
Whether in good weather or in freezing January snowstorms, marchers come by the busload from all over the country. There are student groups, young families and grandparents who gather across from the White House to hear speeches from members of Congress who encourage the marchers to stay the course. On many an occasion, the President of the United States addresses the marchers by phone from the White House. That didn't happen this year. more >>
"…that unborn child has been carved in the hand of God from conception and is called by God to love…" – Mother Teresa
Mountains are neither fair nor unfair to those of us who scale them. Those who resolve to make it to the top, do so step-by-step, with no favors from the mountain. I thought about this today while on an 8-mile mostly uphill cleat-clad run. With Alaskan temperatures pleasingly mild for this time of year, I had to get outside to clear my head after a week filled with toxic politics and disappointing news about our president whose choice of words goes from bad to worse.
I thought about the slow but steady uphill journey pro-life Americans have traveled since the passage of Roe v. Wade. I also remembered the incredible sacrifice of an estimated 500,000 people on a frigid and snowy day last week in Washington D.C., who suffered the cold to remember the least among us, those lives snuffed out before their time. more >>
Jenelle Evans, one of the stars of the hit MTV reality show "Teen Mom 2," recently spoke out in defense of her controversial decision to abort the baby she shared with soon-to-be ex-husband Courtland Rogers in the season 5 premiere of the show.
Evans recently said in an interview that she doesn't want her fans to think she has a relaxed attitude toward abortion, noting that she does not see the serious decision as merely a "method of birth control."
The 41st annual March for Life was held on Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C. Here is some of what I saw at that event.
Here was the beginning of the March on the National Mall.
Rock for Life. more >>
The Supreme Court on Friday granted a group of Catholic nuns from Colorado a temporary exemption from President Obama's controversial Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," which requires employers to cover contraceptives in their employees' health care plans.
The Little Sisters of the Poor declared in writing "that they are non-profit organizations that hold themselves out as religious and have religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services," and therefore the administration cannot enforce the requirement for contraceptive coverage, said the order issued by the entire Supreme Court.
The court said in its ruling that the religious order of nuns who take care of the needy and dying elderly doesn't have to sign a government form which can authorize a third party to provide the contraceptive coverage under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate. more >>