John Elefante, former lead singer of the band "Kansas," teamed up with pro-life group Online for Life to release a music video of his song "This Time," which details the story of his adopted daughter's near abortion.
"I did not set out to write a pro-life, anti-abortion song, I simply wanted to tell the story of how my daughter came into the world," Elefante told The Christian Post on Wednesday. The artist, who has produced 100 records, released 5 solo albums, and written 300 songs, said he'd never before touched on a theme this controversial.
Nevertheless, Elephante said God inspired him to write the song. "The lyrics just kept falling out of me," and the Lord helped him "come forth with this lyric that worked perfectly in a song." The song shows the struggle of a young girl – thirteen years of age – about whether or not she should have an abortion. more >>
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a Michigan-based family owned business must comply with an Obamacare mandate that requires companies to pay directly for contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs.
In the case, Autocam Corporation v. Kathleen Sebelius, John Kennedy, the CEO of Autocam and Autocam Medical in Grand Rapids, Mich., whose family owns the two businesses that employ 661 people in the U.S., claims the mandate forces them to violate their pro-life Catholic beliefs.
Judge Julia Smith Gibbons, who wrote the opinion of the court, argued that the Obamacare contraception mandate does not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Kennedy family's religious convictions. more >>
Wendy Davis, the famed Texas state senator who filibustered a bill that banned abortions at 20 weeks, will make an announcement on Oct. 3, she told supporters in a Wednesday email. Reporters in Texas following her story suspect she will announce a run for governor of Texas.
"There's one question I've gotten quite often in the past few months. What's next?" Davis told supporters, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram. "On Oct. 3, I'll be answering that question. I truly appreciate all the work that you - my grassroots team - have done for me thus far. And I'm excited about what we can do together in the future."
According to the Austin American Statesman, Davis will likely announce a run for Texas governor with state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) joining her as a candidate for lieutenant governor, which is also a statewide elected position in Texas. more >>
A pro-life petition made to the European Union's legislative arm, which would define life as beginning at conception, has garnered over one million signatures.
Championed by the "One of Us" campaign, the personhood petition reached and passed the milestone last week, meaning it will likely receive attention from the European Commission. "Juridical protection of the dignity, the right to life and of the integrity of every human being from conception in the areas of EU competence in which such protection is of particular importance," reads the initiative in part. "To ensure consistency in areas of its competence where the life of the human embryo is at stake, the EU should establish a ban and end the financing of activities which presuppose the destruction of human embryos, in particular in the areas of research, development aid and public health."
Registered last year, the petition garnered signatures from citizens of eleven EU member nations. The One of Us campaign received support and advice from Personhood USA, an American organization with similar goals. more >>
In light of the recent, shocking revelations about abortion clinic horrors, including all kinds of health code violations, it would only be logical to think that state governments would be reading the riot act to these clinics, telling them if they want to stay open, they had better comply with the law.
Apparently, that kind of thinking doesn't prevail in California, which is now, poised to a pass a bill allowing non-physicians to perform abortions.
As reported by Christine Rousselle, according to bill AB154, which has passed both legislative houses and is expected to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, "a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, or physician assistant would be allowed to do a suction aspiration or medical abortion on a woman" during the first trimester. What kind of madness is this? (For a picture of a baby's development at 12 weeks, see here.) more >>
The National Day of Remembrance on Saturday is memorializing the 55 million children who have been aborted since the practice was legalized in the U.S. in 1973, with Christian leaders saying the day provides a proper outlet for both personal and national grief.
"The graves of these victims are scattered across America – graves of sorrow and graves of indictment on a nation that permitted the killing of the innocent," said Monica Miller, co-director of National Day of Remembrance and director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society.
Several organizations, such as Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life, and the Pro-Life Action League, are coordinating the event, which serves not only to mark the deaths of the unborn babies, but also to heighten awareness of the consequences of abortion. more >>