A former member of the Church of Scientology can legally sue the religious sect for allegedly forcing her to have an abortion, a California judge has ruled.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John P. Doyle concluded last week that Laura Ann DeCrescenzo's lawsuit against the organization can proceed.
"In his ruling, Judge Doyle rejected the Scientology organization's assertions that they merely exercised their free speech rights when they persuaded DeCrescenzo to have an abortion when she was 17 and already married," noted law360.com. more >>
Louisiana's House of Representatives have passed a bill that aims to ban a common second trimester abortion method called a D&E, in which an abortionist uses forceps to tears body parts off a live, unborn child.
House Bill 1081, also known as the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, passed Thursday in a vote of 83 yeas and 0 nays.
Republican Representative Mike Johnson, the legislator who introduced HB 1081, said in a message on Facebook: "This legislation will protect unborn babies by ending the barbaric practice of dismemberment abortion in our state. A dismemberment abortion, also known as a D&E, is a second trimester abortion method where the abortionist uses large forceps to seize and tear body parts from a live, unborn child." more >>
A Tennessee federal judge has ruled that ballots on Amendment 1 to the state's constitution, which was against protecting a "right" to or funding of abortion, must be recounted and that some of the "yes" votes should just be thrown out in the process. Tennessee is appealing the order.
The State of Tennessee is appealing the order of U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp, an Obama appointee, who declared the method the state used to count votes for the amendment "fundamentally unfair" and in violation of due process and equal protection rights for voters under the U.S. Constitution, The Tennessean reported.
A Virginia abortion clinic has had its license suspended after an inspection found 26 violations using dirty equipment on women (patient after patient), workers not changing blood-stained scrubs between operations, and not changing scrubs after plunging a clogged toilet.
Earlier this month, the Virginia Health Group of Fairfax had its license suspended when an unannounced state inspection found several code violations in its facility.
Following Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's announcement Wednesday that former GOP candidate Carly Fiorina is to be his vice-presidential running mate, the nation's largest abortion provider chastised the two staunch pro-lifers as "the most loathsome pair."
Fiorina has long called for Planned Parenthood to be stripped of its tax funding and has frequently cited last year's Center for Medical Progress sting videos that purport to show abortion clinics violating the law. The abortion giant's lobbying arm issued a statement that claims that a Fiorina-Cruz ticket would give American women "nightmares."
"This is the same Carly Fiorina who is best known for lying; firing 30,000 people at Hewlett Packard; falling drastically in the race for the GOP nomination because of her lies about Planned Parenthood; and ambushing a preschool field trip to use toddlers as a tiny prop audience in an anti-abortion talk," the Planned Parenthood Action Fund wrote on its website. more >>
Rapper Lecrae warns fans about two major problems people face when they're on a spiritual high, which he describes in detail in his new book, Unashamed.
The Reach Records founder and Academy Award winner took to Facebook on Tuesday to share an excerpt from Unashamed, which is set to release on May 3. In the snippet the rapper describes his initial reaction to getting saved and what he has since learned from his behavior:
I had finally been set free, but I was about to find out if I could live free. A person can be removed from slavery in an instant, but it takes a lifetime for slavery to be removed from a person. more >>