Former Speaker of the House and current House Minority Leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is certainly a woman in the spotlight. She claims to be a Catholic, although her views in favor of abortion and same-sex marriage have caused some issue.
The Catholic Church takes a clear stance against contraception, abortion and same-sex marriage. It always has and it always will. Pelosi is acting out in direct violation of church teaching with the views she holds and how she speaks about them. Not only does she do that though, but she causes a deep scandal by creating confusion when it comes to church teaching. Further, when those of religious authority try to gently remind her of what church teaching actually says, she lashes out.
Pelosi is a supporter of the Health and Human Services (HHS) contraceptive mandate requiring employers to supply an extensive range of contraception free of charge to their employees, including emergency contraception. She also had arguably one of the most outrageous reactions to last summer's ruling from the United States Supreme Court which ruled the owners of Hobby Lobby did not have to provide contraception they had a religious objection to. more >>
A 14-year-old girl who was allegedly impregnated by a relative then beaten by four of her cousins to force the abortion of her 8-month-old pregnancy, the remains of which was burned on a barbecue grill in an attempt to cover the crime, is being praised by police in Dallas, Texas, for coming forward to report the crimes.
"We commend the victim for her bravery for coming forward to report this unbelievable crime," said Deputy Chief Gil Garza of the Dallas Police Department, who commented that the girl's cousins "took matters into their own hands," according to a report from The Dallas Morning News more >>
A father-daughter duo of abortion providers have filed a lawsuit against Kansas over the state recently passing a law that bans abortions in which a human fetus is dismembered.
Doctors Herb Hodes and Traci Nauser of the Overland Park Center for Women's Health filed suit against the state on Monday in district court, arguing that the right to dismember an unborn baby is necessary because without that right they would rely upon procedures that are more complex and risky for the mother.
The pro-choice movement coined the term "reproductive health" to promote contraception and ever-more-questionable methods to end pre-born lives worldwide. Far from empowering women, abortion has created a multifaceted marketplace that profits from killing the defenseless and using a woman's body during pregnancy.
Globally, the health and safety of women is being threatened by a corrupt industry that exploits them and devalues human life. Detailed research reveals five emerging issues that pose immediate risks to women during maternity.
1. Telemed abortions and off-label drug use leave women hospitalized more >>
Pope Francis has said that leaving migrants to die in the Mediterranean sea, such as the fate of thousands in the past few years, is similar to the "scourge" of abortion and euthanasia. The pontiff spoke out at a meeting of the Italian Science and Life Association, where he warned against several "attacks against life."
"The scourge of abortion is an attack on life. Leaving our brothers on the boats in the Sicilian channel is an attack on life. Death at work is an attack on life because it does not respect the minimal security conditions," Francis said, according to an article on LifeNews on Monday.
"The love of Christ urges us to become servants of the small ones and the elderly, of every man and every woman, through which the primordial right to life is recognized and protected." more >>
The United Nations Population Funds has hit back against accusations that it's pushing abortions on Nigerian rape victims who are pregnant, stating that it always abides by the government's laws, and promotes voluntary family planning instead.
"The U.N. is made of governments. It is not an NGO. All UNFPA work is at the request of governments, in line with their national priorities and plans. Its programmes are designed and implemented by and with the government of Nigeria and respect the nation's sovereignty and laws," Azza Karam, senior adviser at UNFPA, told the World Evangelical Alliance in an email conversation shared with The Christian Post.
"If governments allow abortions by their own laws, they agreed internationally at Population Conferences that their health systems are to make them safe and accessible. UNFPA does not promote abortion as a method of family planning in any of the more than 150 countries where it works, including Nigeria. It promotes voluntary family planning, so women can exercise their human right to determine freely the number and spacing of their children. This helps reduce unintended pregnancies and recourse to abortion," Karam argued. more >>