A Brazilian Baptist leader who's known for holding progressive views on social issues, is pushing for the country to lift restrictions on abortion amid fears that symptoms from the Zika virus might be leading to an increase in neurological birth defects such as microcephaly, a brain deformity.
The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquito bites and has now spread to 21 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Pastor Joel Zeferino, president of the Baptist Alliance of Brazil, — an organization was started in 2005 by 60 Baptists who fell out of favor with the Brazilian Baptist Convention because of their socially progressive views, according to Baptist News Global — argued that the discussion over laxing abortion laws needs to include more voices. more >>
A Democratic lawmaker from Kentucky is making national headlines for introducing legislation that would require men to provide a letter from their wife when seeking a prescription for Viagra.
The legislation was proposed last week by Democratic Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, who has said that the new bill is a form of protest against pro-life legislation that passed in the state earlier this month.
House Bill 369 would require men seeking erectile dysfunction medications, such as Viagra and Cialis, to be married, visit a doctor twice, and provide a note of permission from their wife before receiving the prescription. more >>
Donald Trump vented his fury and threatened a lawsuit against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over what Trump says is a series of lies from someone who "proclaims to be a Christian."
"Ted Cruz is a totally unstable individual. He is the single biggest liar I've ever come across, in politics or otherwise, and I have seen some of the best of them," Trump claimed in a statement on Facebook on Monday.
"His statements are totally untrue and completely outrageous. It is hard to believe a person who proclaims to be a Christian could be so dishonest and lie so much." more >>
A number of Roman Catholic bishops in Latin America, where the dangerous Zika virus is spreading, have said that despite health warnings, Catholics should refuse to use contraceptives.
"Contraceptives are not a solution," said Bishop Leonardo Ulrich Steiner, an auxiliary bishop in Brazil, according to Gospel Herald. "There is not a single change in the Church's position."
Organizations such as the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control have said that contraceptives need to be used by infected patients in order to prevent the spread of Zika, which might be linked to hundreds of babies being born with deformed brains in Brazil and neighboring countries. more >>
LiveActionNews.org — On January 23, it seemed Donald J. Trump realized he had made a mistake. He had failed to make a single statement on social media about the anniversary of Roe v. Wade or the March for Life the day before. His silence brought a heap of questioning, doubts, and ire. So the day after the March for Life and Roe's anniversary, Trump hastily got the Washington Examiner to print an op-ed declaring his pro-life values.
Voters can never predict, with 100% certainty, what a candidate will do once he or she is elected. However, a track record — a history of action — at least proves what a candidate has actually done in the past. Words mean little, particularly when they come from the mouth of a professional entertainer.
A look into Donald Trump's history reveals that his pro-life position is high on words and low — or perhaps, nonexistent — on action. more >>
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he would consider nominating two federal judges to the United States Supreme Court — one who blocked an effort to defund Planned Parenthood and another who prosecuted Alabama's highest ranking judge for his refusal to remove a Ten Commandments monument.
During Saturday night's presidential debate in South Carolina, the billionaire listed two federal judges he thinks would be excellent picks to have on the Supreme Court — Diane Sykes and Bill Pryor, who were both nominated to the United States Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush.
"In times of delay, we could have a Diane Sykes, or you could have a Bill Pryor, we have some fantastic people," Trump said. "But [the death of Scalia] is a tremendous blow to conservatism. It's a tremendous blow, frankly to our country." more >>