On June 27, in a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down two of the four provisions in HB 2 — a Texas pro-life law that passed in 2013 by bipartisan majority vote. In a win for abortion providers who sued the State of Texas, the two provisions deemed unconstitutional by the high court established health and safety requirements for abortion practices.
Dozens stood silently in prayer outside the court, as hundreds of pro-life advocates gathered to await a decision on the Texas case. Several leaders involved directly in crafting and defending this law, many who have participated in the Texas Loves Life prayer coalition, react to the breaking news.
Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, Texas Legislator Who Authored Pro-Life Law HB 2 more >>
On June 21, I was honored to join about one thousand fellow faith leaders in a private meeting with Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for President.
Concerned Women for America was both a convener and a co-sponsor of the event. We believe that there is great value in bringing together conservative Christian leaders from around the nation with the candidate who most closely aligns with our policy beliefs.
As you will read below, the event was successful on many levels, but I wanted to give you a realistic and brutally honest, thorough assessment. In particular I want to discuss the missing seventh question. more >>
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" has drew criticism, from both pro-life and pro-choice camps, after the show encouraged people to go "knock someone up" in Texas to celebrate Monday's Supreme Court decision that struck down key aspects of a pro-life law.
"Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!" read a tweet from the show on Monday.
The ruling in question refers to the 5-3 decision to strike down two key aspects of Texas' House Bill 2, which required abortionists to have admitting privileges to nearby hospitals and for abortion clinics to be regulated as surgical centers. more >>
We know what happened when Mr. Smith went to Washington. But what about when Mr. Moore went to Chicago?
There's a stereotype out there that evangelicals only care about abortion and "morality" issues like homosexuality and marriage. Lots of pundits describe us as monolithic in our approach to these issues.
That may have been true in the past, but no longer. To cite just one example, Daniel Burke of CNN has identified seven types of evangelicals in politics. They run the gamut from extremely conservative to extremely liberal. And these groups are often so focused on their pet agendas they rarely talk to each other, much less work together. more >>
Prominent feminist and pro-abortion activist Kathleen Sloan says that laws designed to protect people on the basis of gender identity are "harmful to women" because they help obscure the sex-based oppression that women have faced for thousands of years in patriarchal societies.
Sloan, a former board member of the pro-choice National Organization for Women, penned an op-ed published by Delaware Online that criticizes a bill introduced in the Delaware senate that would make "gender identity" a protected class under the state's constitution.
As transgender rights have come into the national focus in the last few months thanks to a North Carolina law requiring people to use state-run bathrooms consistent with their biological sex and an Obama administration guidance urging all public schools to allow students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, Sloan wrote that the Delaware bill gives her "an ideal opportunity to explore the larger context in which" the gender identity push is "harmful to women and girls." more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham expressed his dismay at the Supreme Court's decision Monday to strike down key provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, and asked Hillary Clinton to reveal her list of potential justices.
"I'm not surprised that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state of Texas' regulations on abortion today — but I am disappointed. In the absence of more conservative justices, rulings are going the other way. This is another example of how critical the positions of Supreme Court Justices are to our country," Graham wrote after the ruling.
The justices decided in a 5-3 decision to strike down parts of HB 2 that gave abortion clinics one year to obtain hospital admitting privileges in cases of patient emergencies and to upgrade their clinics, which are usually old houses, to meet basic health and safety standards. more >>