I am saddened at the continued politicizing of the abortion issue. In a decision released last Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, basic standards of healthcare were dismissed and the women of Texas — and America — are the ones who will pay the price.
As a woman who still regrets my abortion, and now counsels women in crisis in the Dallas area, I've spent decades fighting for the truth: we deserve better than abortion.
Women facing a critical decision need the full truth. Is it too much to ask that clinics meet ambulatory care standards and doctors — who often fly in for surgical abortions — have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital? Leaders like Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, relying on actual medical evidence, sought to ensure women's health and safety through these policies. more >>
Outspoken Christian NFL player Benjamin Watson took to his Facebook over the Independence Day weekend to assert that America is clearly not a Christian nation and urged Christians to be less concerned about returning the country to a "Christian past" and more concerned about making disciples.
Watson, a 12-season veteran tight end who signed with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason and is a frequent social commentator on his social media accounts, issued a Facebook post on Saturday to tell his followers that he is getting "frustrated" with the morality of the nation.
"From my youth I have subconsciously and rather naively believed the narrative that America was a Christian nation without truly unpacking this claim," Watson wrote. "As I've entered my adult life, becoming more aware and emotionally invested in the trajectory of my homeland, this faulty view has led to my current internal disillusionment with the moral decline of this so called Christian country." more >>
Pro-lifers have every reason to be disappointed with the Supreme Court's ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.
In the wake of the Kermit Gosnell trial, Texas took the lead in enacting legislation to protect both women and their unborn children. HB2, which was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry in 2013, requires that abortion facilities have the same health standards as ambulatory surgical centers and that physicians performing abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
This ruling strikes down that law. more >>
The Supreme Court followed its decision on the Texas abortion law by refusing to hear a case on the religious freedom of pharmacists. Are you discouraged?
Yesterday, we talked about the Supreme Court's supremely disappointing ruling against a common-sense Texas law that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and abortion mills to meet the same safety standards as other medical facilities.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court ruled the law unduly burdened a woman's right to an abortion. It's just another indication that, at the end of the day, our culture is committed to sexual autonomy above anything and everything else — even the health and safety of women. more >>
Monday's Supreme Court ruling on Texas's abortion law was a setback for the pro-life cause. But not as big of a setback as some would have you believe.
Monday, the Supreme Court, by a 5-3 vote, struck down Texas's House Bill 2, which required, among other things, a physician performing an abortion to have admitting privileges in a hospital within thirty miles of where the procedure is performed.
It also required that "the minimum standards for an abortion facility be equivalent to the minimum standards … for ambulatory surgical centers." more >>
Pro-life feminist television actress Patricia Heaton has spoken out against the United States Supreme Court's decision to strike down a Texas law that required abortion clinics to operate under similar medical safety standards required of other surgical medical facilities.
As previously reported, America's highest court ruled Monday in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt that two key components of Texas House Bill 2, which required abortionists to have admitting privileges to nearby hospitals and abortion clinics to uphold surgical center medical safety standards, violated the U.S. Constitution because it hindered women's access to abortion.
The decision is seen by many pro-life activists as an indication that the Supreme Court won't allow states to "pass reasonable safety standards to regulate abortion facilities" and that the Supreme Court is giving the abortion industry a "free pass" when it comes to ensuring a standard level of care that women can expect when having an abortion. more >>