WASHINGTON – The idea that businesses cannot have religious liberty protections because they are not individuals or nonprofits is "total bunk," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Hatch explained that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was sponsored by him back in 1993, was meant for everyone, including business owners.
"[RFRA was] meant to protect everybody and businesses are important as well. If we can impose corrupt or wrong rules on businesses, that would spread corrupt or wrong rules throughout the country," said Hatch. more >>
Dr. Willie Parker, a Washington, D.C.-based abortionist who claims to be a Christian, says he now regrets not performing abortions in the first 12 years of his medical career. Parker threw his support Tuesday behind a bill called the Women's Health Protection Act that would make it difficult for states to regulate abortion clinics.
Parker, who works at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group, an abortion clinic in Chicago, Illinois, also practices in Mississippi, where a law regulating abortion providers went into effect this month, and will likely shut down the state's sole abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization.
On Tuesday, Parker testified in support of the WHPA introduced by Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee and suggested that Mississippi is the frontline of a war against abortion in the United States. more >>
Pro-life group Live Action released its second undercover video Tuesday, titled, "Sexed: Planned Parenthood's Dangerous Advice for Kids," which shows a counselor advising an underage girl to go to a sex shop as she describes how to start experimenting with bondage and the various fetishes people have.
Even though it is against municipal law for a minor to enter a sex store, according to Live Action, the Planned Parenthood counselor tells the undercover 15-year-old that there are "tons of sex shops around here" that she and her boyfriend can visit in order to try different sex acts.
The counselor is also seen advising the young girl to come up with a safe word as she experiments with BDSM sex, which is described as: bondage and discipline/dominance and submission/sadism and masochism. A safe word is used to let the partner know that the sexual act is hurting them. more >>
Conservative U.K. Members of Parliament have condemned a 39-week abortion of a pregnancy where the baby was deemed to be in significant risk of being disabled, calling the abortion laws that allow for such a decision "medieval and cruel."
"I do not understand how we can have a law which allows the life of a baby with a disability to be ended at full term. It is a graphic illustration of society's inconsistency on disability," said Conservative MP Fiona Bruce, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-life Group, according to The Sunday Express.
"After birth we work hard to ensure equality, but before birth we have laws to prevent the disabled taking their first breath. This medieval, cruel, discriminatory law must change." more >>
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 >>