The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments on the constitutionality of Texas' abortion regulations that require abortionists to obtain hospital admitting privileges and clinic owners to upgrade their facilities to meet basic health and safety standards.
On Friday the Supreme Court announced it would hear the case, Whole Woman's Health v. Cole.
In July 2013, then Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed into law House Bill 2, which banned abortions after 20 weeks gestation and required abortion clinic owners to upgrade their facilities to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. Upgrades included widening doorways to enable paramedics to bring in stretchers to transport patients to the hospital, and having equipment that can properly sterilize surgical instruments to ensure the health and safety of patients. more >>
As America continues to grow more hostile toward public prayer and conservative religious viewpoints, younger generations of courageous Christians will be faced with the challenge of defying the norm of secular culture to defend prayer and biblical truth.
In his book No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins highlights 11 instances when young men and women risked everything to defend biblical truth and their religious beliefs from intense societal, political, cultural and spiritual opposition.
Perkins hopes readers, especially younger Christians, will be inspired to live out their faith with the same courage displayed in the real-life stories exhibited in his book, No Fear, which was praised by leading evangelist Franklin Graham, who believes the book will "help raise up a new generation of world changers." more >>
Pink ribbons everywhere — we saw it only weeks ago when Breast Cancer Awareness Month concluded. It's an eye-catching symbol, particularly for cancer survivors.
A recent research study should also make us take notice, stating that: "Between 1970 and 2014, the probability of U.S. women contracting breast cancer has more than quadrupled."
Yet in the fight to stop cancer, certain knowledge has been missing. Cancer research organizations have made a capable effort to educate women regarding breast cancer risk factors — except for one. more >>
China's one-child policy has become a two-child policy. But make no mistake — it's a new policy but not improved.
The story is far more common than many are willing to admit: A married couple was sitting peacefully at home when suddenly, government officials forced their way in, grabbed the wife who was seven-months pregnant, and took her away.
Here are the husband's own words, as he described to the Washington Post what happened in the hospital, "They grabbed my wife's body like they were grabbing a pig … and injected a shot into her belly." more >>
Prominent Evangelical and Catholic groups jointly warned that a proposed Department of Health and Human Services rule regarding abortion, gender identity and gay marriage could erode religious liberty.
The National Association of Evangelicals, Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Family Research Council, World Vision and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other religious groups jointly submitted comments last week expressing concern that religious groups could be required to engage in actions contrary to their beliefs about abortion, gender identity or gay marriage.
Religious organizations could, for instance, be required to provide abortion referrals or coverage, pay for health costs related to gender transition, or hire, or not fire, someone in a same-sex relationship, even if those actions are antithetical to their beliefs. more >>
News broke recently that China has reversed its infamous one child policy after 35 years, increasing the permitted number of children per family to two.
The Washington Post ran a story reviewing the history of the policy, a brutal and heartbreaking legacy of forced abortion, corruption, and despair. China's one-child policy is a prime example of what can happen when a country takes a utilitarian approach to governance with no regard for the sanctity of human life.
"It's policy." This, the routine justification employed for the brutal tactics used to enforce China's one-child policy, tactics that included forced late term abortions (in which a "family planning team" forcibly removes a pregnant women from her home and subjects her to an abortion against her will), and punitive actions against family members guilty of aiding and abetting illegally pregnant mothers. more >>