Twenty abortion clinics in Texas have closed after an abortionist who practiced out of a Dallas facility, the most recent closure, was unable to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.
The Northpark Medical Group abortion clinic that is affiliated with two other clinics owned by Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen, who has allegedly killed babies born alive during routine late-term abortions, has closed its doors.
According to Kyleen Wright, president of Texans for Life Coalition, when she and other pro-life advocates first started petitioning lawmakers to craft a bill requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at area hospitals, they had no idea that so many would be considered a liability, and thus unable to obtain privileges. more >>
Singer Toni Braxton has revealed that she had an abortion in 2001 before marrying Keri Lewis. The abortion has haunted Braxton, who writes about the ordeal in her new memoir, and she wonders whether her second son, who was diagnosed with autism, is being punished for the procedure.
"I am more ashamed of myself for doing that," Braxton told "Entertainment Tonight" about the abortion.
Braxton, who grew up in a religious household, questioned whether God was punishing her for having an abortion. "God's payback was to give my son autism," she wrote in her new autobiography, "Unbreak my Heart." more >>
Democratic Gov. of Missouri Jay Nixon said Thursday that he has not decided whether he's going to sign a bill that would require a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion could be induced in his state.
Lawmakers passed House Bill 1307 by a vote of 111-39 late Wednesday to extend the current 24-hour waiting period to 72 hours.
Democratic Rep. Linda Black added an amendment to the bill that also requires women to watch a video that informs them about all of the alternatives to abortion that are available, such as help from crisis pregnancy centers and maternity homes. more >>
Abortion advocate Planned Parenthood is under investigation after it was revealed that one of the organization's counselors in Arizona failed to report a rape allegedly carried out by accused 18-year-old serial predator, Tyler Kost, because it was too much of a "hassle."
Kost, of San Tan Valley, Arizona, was recently charged with assaulting 11 girls between the ages of 12 and 17, spanning the period from October 2009 to April 2014, according to Fox News.
Authorities, however, believe that he has assaulted at least 18 students from Poston Butte High School. more >>
WASHINGTON — The days of acceptable Christianity in America are over, so in order to be a faithful witness to the gospel, Christians must be willing to suffer the costs of discipleship, Dr. Robert P. George declared in a Tuesday speech.
George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, was delivering the "lay guest speaker" address at the 10th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. While his remarks were directed at his Catholic audience, Christians of other faith traditions may also find them encouraging.
"The days of acceptable Christianity are over. The days of comfortable Catholicism are past. It's no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, a faithful witness to the truths of the Gospel," George began. more >>
Members of the pro-life community, including a number of U.S. Senators, came together at a press conference in Washington D.C., on Tuesday to push for a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks.
"This legislation, which according to five major national polls is supported by the majority of Americans, would protect babies and women from the horrific violence of abortion beyond 20 weeks," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life political organization, referring to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1670).
Dannenfelser was joined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Lindsey Graham, and other national pro-life leaders who called on Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring S.1670 to a vote in the Senate. The House version of the bill was passed in June 2013 by an overwhelming majority. more >>