Chrystal Kelly decided to help an infertile couple by serving as their surrogate mother. Helping a childless couple begin their family was noble enough, but Kelly was tossed into the abortion debate, and her handling of the surrogacy would ultimately make an even stronger statement.
At 20 weeks, sonogram images revealed that the baby Kelly was carrying had multiple health issues and birth defects-heart and brain abnormalities, and a cleft palate. The couple informed their surrogate that they wanted the baby aborted, and even offered Kelly $10,000 to perform the procedure.
As the discussion unfolded, Kelly was convicted that the baby inside of her was a human life and abortion was not an option. As attorneys threatened her with lawsuits over breach of contract, Kelly stood her ground, carrying the child to term at great financial and emotional cost. Pro-abortion blogs ridiculed her actions, while pro-life advocates called her a hero. Such is the fallout in a world where medical advancements have been paralleled by erosion of morality. more >>
At the request of the U.S. Justice Department, a federal appellate court dismissed on Friday an attempt by the Justice Department to require that its birth control mandate go into effect for Tyndale House Publishers while its lawsuit is pending.
The retreat means the Obama administration is getting nervous about defending its position that a Bible publisher is not religious enough to warrant an exemption from the birth control mandate, argues Matt Bowman, senior legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing Tyndale House in the case.
"Bible publishers should be free to do business according to the book that they publish," Bowman said. "The government dismissed its appeal because it knows how ridiculous it sounds arguing that a Bible publisher isn't religious enough to qualify as a religious employer. For the government to say that a Bible publisher isn't religious is outrageous, and now the Obama administration has had to retreat in court." more >>
I just finished watching the Fox News special "See No Evil" on abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is on trial in Philadelphia for multiple murders and other crimes.
Gosnell can't understand how it can be that he is facing prison and possibly even the death penalty for killing the babies whose necks he snipped after they "precipitated" (i.e., emerged from the womb). The women who came into his clinic came in to have the babies they were carrying killed. That was the point of the exercise. "Terminating" the babies' lives was the service he offered and performed.
Had he killed the babies while they were still in their mothers' bodies (by, for example, inserting a needle to inject a poison into their tiny hearts) that would not have been a crime. He merely would have been assisting his patients in exercising what the Supreme Court deems a constitutional right. So why, he would like to know, is he being prosecuted for killing the same babies moments later after they precipitated? more >>
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), is taking a bold stand against the abortion industry by introducing a resolution on the Senate floor calling for federal, state and local government investigations into illegal abortion practices and annual inspections of all abortion clinics nationwide.
While a resolution does not hold the same power as legislation passed by Congress, Brian Phillips, communications director for Lee, told The Christian Post on Monday that the senator's goal is to bring attention to the issue and to pronounce that members of the Senate want to protect women's health and safety by condemning the unsanitary practices found at Kermit Gosnell's Women's Medical Society abortion clinic in West Philadelphia, Pa., and the unsafe conditions found at two Delaware Planned Parenthood facilities that led to the temporarily closure of those clinics, and others across the country.
According to Phillips, the resolution is not controversial, and Lee believes it should easily pass the Senate, as their aim is to protect women's health through local, state and federal regulations and regular clinic inspections to maintain sanitary conditions. more >>
In 1854, Abraham Lincoln confronted America's first "pro-choice" Senator Stephen Douglas, in a speech in Peoria, Illinois.
"Choice" then was about slavery, not abortion.
Douglas sponsored the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which addressed the sticky question of how to deal with legality of slavery in new territories entering the union. The Kansas-Nebraska Act resolved this by "choice." Residents would vote to decide if slavery would be legal in their territory. more >>
Outspoken San Diego Pastor Chris Clark of the East Clairemont Southern Baptist Church of San Diego, Calif., isn't shy about defending citizens' rights when it comes to government encroachment, especially when it pertains to parental rights.
Speaking out against the California Family Health Council mailing condoms to more youths, Clark told The Christian Post, "This is one more example of the government's intrusion on parental rights and responsibilities with their kids. … And it goes against what Scripture teaches."
The California Family Health Council, a statewide organization that "champions and promotes access to quality sexual and reproductive health care for all, including abortion," is expanding its free home mailer condom distribution program for teenagers, 12 to 19, to Fresno and San Diego counties, under its Condom Access Project. more >>