The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has taken Dr. Ben Carson's name off their "list" of extremists. Isn't that charitable? The idea that SPLC gets to sit in its comfortable offices and make lists of Americans to smear ought to be offensive. Liberals are forever re-living the horrors of Joe McCarthy's "list-making," but seem to have little problem with SPLC. Maybe that acronym for that outfit, SPLC, should stand for "Smearing Pro-Life Christians."
Dr. Carson is the very kind of person for whom SPLC was founded, or claims to have been founded. They originally wanted to Southerners who were black and poor and constantly being intimidated and harassed by the Ku Klux Klan. There's no argument with defending those fellow Americans whose rights are being threatened by terrorists.
But over the years—like liberalism itself—SPLC has seen what some in the foreign policy realm call "mission creep." Or might it be termed a creepy mission. Now, anyone who dissents from the liberal social agenda is in danger of being put on SPLC's list of "extremists." more >>
There is growing dissatisfaction with current abortion laws in the United States, according to a Gallup survey, and of those who are dissatisfied, twice as many want stricter laws as those who want less strict laws.
Only 34 percent of Americans, the lowest since Gallup began asking the question, are satisfied with current abortion policies.
Almost half, 48 percent, answered that they are dissatisfied with the current policies. Of those, 24 percent said they want stricter abortion laws and 12 percent said current laws should be less strict. The remaining want the laws to stay the same even though they are dissatisfied with those laws. more >>
Potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina spoke with The Christian Post about abortion, Common Core, a Supreme Court gay marriage case, and how her religious views influence her public policy views.
Fiorina has worked most of her life as a business executive. She's probably best known as the first woman to head a Fortune 20 company. From 1999 to 2005, she was CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a large information technology company based in California.
In 2008 she served as an advisor on Republican presidential nominee John McCain's campaign. And in 2010 she ran for a U.S. Senate seat in California. more >>
An Alabama-based Catholic television station brought its lawsuit before an appeals court in the hopes of getting an exemption from the Barack Obama Administration's birth control mandate for employers.
Oral arguments were heard Wednesday by the Eleventh Circuit Court regarding Eternal Word Television Network of Irondale's lawsuit against the Health and Human Services Department.
EWTN is being represented by the Washington, D.C.-based Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a law firm that has overseen dozens of suits against HHS over its contraception mandate. more >>
A so-called "emergency contraceptive" that has been central to recent court battles due to its mandated coverage by the Obama administration works most often by causing an abortion, according to a review of medical data published this month in the journal The Linacre Quarterly.
After studying the most recent scientific and medical evidence on levonorgestrel emergency contraception, which goes by the brand name Plan B, the researchers concluded that the women who take it do not get pregnant because it "quite often" causes an abortion if taken before ovulation.
Plan B was first approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration in 1999. After passage of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," the Health and Human Services Administration required most employers to cover Plan B and other FDA-approved emergency contraceptives in their employee's health insurance plans. more >>
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, R-North Carolina, accused pro-life groups who criticized her for leading an effort to stall a vote on a pro-life bill of "abhorrent and childish behaviors."
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives had planned to vote on a 20-week abortion ban, called the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, on the same day as the March for Life. Republican leaders decided to delay that vote after some Republican congresswomen objected to a provision requiring women seeking the rape exemption to report her rapist to the police.
The same provision was in a 20-week ban that passed the House in 2013. Ellmers voted in favor of that bill and did not object to the rape provision at that time. more >>