Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would defund America's largest abortion provider if given an opportunity as the next president of the United States.
In an interview with David Brody from the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump, who has been often attacked by the campaign of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for being "pro-choice," assured conservative voters that he would defund Planned Parenthood if presented with the opportunity.
Trump has been back and forth on the issue of whether Planned Parenthood should be defunded. Last Summer, he first said he supported funding, then changed his position. Then he said he was "unsure" if he would support a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood funding. more >>
Kentucky's governor is taking Planned Parenthood to court for approximately $900,000 in fines for allegedly performing illegal abortions.
Governor Matt Bevin announced Thursday that the state's Cabinet for Health and Family Services filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc.
"Kentucky's laws regarding the operation of abortion facilities are clear: such facilities must first obtain a license before performing abortions, and there is a significant fine for any abortion performed without a license. Furthermore, in order to protect the health and safety of women, Kentucky law provides strict requirements for licensure," reads the complaint. more >>
A website created to encourage Americans to move to a Canadian island if Donald Trump is elected president, is offering abortion access to entice immigrants.
Known as "Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins," the site says that Americans who do not want Trump to become president should go ahead and make plans to move to Cape Breton, which is part of Nova Scotia.
"Start now, that way, on election day, you just hop on a bus to start your new life in Cape Breton, where women can get abortions, Muslim people can roam freely, and the only 'walls' are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses," reads the website. more >>
The Bible makes a stark and fundamental distinction between intentional and accidental killing.
When God instructed Israel to provide "cities of refuge" in the Promised Land, He said:
"If anyone kills his neighbor unintentionally without having hated him in the past — as when someone goes into the forest with his neighbor to cut wood, and his hand swings the axe to cut down a tree, and the head slips from the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies — he may flee to [a city of refuge] and live, lest the avenger of blood … strike him fatally, though the man did not deserve to die, since he had not hated his neighbor in the past. … more >>
The Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns who are fighting an Obamacare mandate because of their religious objections to contraceptives, have said that all major faith groups in America, including Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, Native American and Hindu leaders, are all behind their cause.
"It's easy to support religious freedom for the majority," said Ossama Bahloul, Imam of The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the The Becket Fund. "But the test of America's commitment to religious diversity and freedom comes when we show we'll defend minorities and those with whom we do not fully agree."
Rabbi Mitchell Rocklin, a member of the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, added, "We have great admiration for the Little Sisters who are standing up not just for themselves and the elderly poor they serve but for the rights of all people of faith, including Jews. Their courage is an example to all of us." more >>
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign is not concerned by the lawsuit threat leveled by Donald Trump following the Cruz campaign running an ad attacking Trump as being pro-choice.
Earlier this week Cruz released an attack ad against Trump titled "Supreme Trust," which centered on the question of which president can be trusted to appoint a pro-life justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.