A pro-choice Texas politician who made national headlines for her hours-long filibuster against a bill that would limit abortion access has recently dubbed herself "pro-life" over her views on child care.
Wendy Davis, who is presently running in the Texas gubernatorial race, said in a campaign speech in Brownsville that she viewed herself as "pro-life."
"I am pro-life…I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream," said Davis. more >>
Angola Archbishops speaking at the Plenary Assembly of the CEAST (Episcopal Conference of Angola and Sao Tomé) have warned that abortion is not only something that goes against the law of God, but also threatens the very existence of the African nation.
"Remembering that life is sacred 'from conception' because 'we are faced with an independent life with one own's DNA', the message stresses that 'no human being can claim the right to suppress it under any pretext. Thus, parents, friends, educators and health care operators should not recommend or facilitate abortion. Rather, they should encourage the acceptance of a new life, regardless of the circumstances in which it was conceived," Agenzia Fides reported on the bishops' comments on Thursday.
The bishops argued that the Angola culture states that abortion is a disregard for the fundamental values of society, as regardless of religion, life is always viewed as sacred. Any threat against life, including unborn life, therefore destabilizes the society, they added. more >>
A controversial gay activist, author, and social commentator has recently stated that he believes the abortion procedure should be a "mandatory" practice to enforce "population control."
Dan Savage, founder of the anti-bullying "It Gets Better" project, stated this on Monday while part of a panel of social commentators of varying ideological persuasions.
On November 1, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Gilardi v. HHS ruling against the controversial "birth control mandate" instituted under Obamacare. People of faith from around the nation have waited for an answer on this question, with nearly 75 similar cases pending in federal courts. While this decision is a major victory for religious liberty, the issue will likely face another round at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Under the Affordable Care Act, employer-paid health insurance plans (for companies with over 50 workers) must offer free "preventive care" which subsequent guidelines define as "all FDA-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity, as prescribed by a health care provider."
The plaintiffs in the case were brothers Francis and Philip Gilardi, owners of Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics, who have nearly 400 employees. The brothers filed suit on the basis that Obamacare's contraceptive mandate obstructs their right of free exercise as protected by the Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in that the mandate conflicts with their Catholic faith. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a case on Monday regarding the usage of abortion-inducing drug RU-486 in Oklahoma, which means that a state ruling that invalidated a previous restriction remains in place.
In its order, the Supreme Court said it is dismissing as "improvidently granted" the Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice case, which looked at whether states may limit the use of abortion-inducing drugs and had been referred to the Oklahoma Supreme Court for clarification.
The results of the Supreme Court's decision, according to Reuters, means that the original Oklahoma Court ruling which invalidated the law that restricted abortion-inducing drugs is now final. The December 2012 ruling argued that the drug restriction went against the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision that set the standard for how courts should weigh abortion restrictions. more >>
Something is happening in America that is going largely unnoticed by the secular press. A seismic shift in public opinion is taking place on one of the most controversial issues in our culture today – and the proponents of death-on-demand are getting desperate.
New polling data indicates Americans are changing their mind on abortion. It's understandable, given the preponderance of medical evidence. Ultrasound images clearly reveal that a pre-born baby is, in fact, a human being and not (as the lie often gets told) a 'blob of tissue.' When that so-called blob is waving back at you, sucking his thumb or having the hiccups, it's hard to buy the lie. As a result pro-abortion advocates are resorting to some pretty creative (and deadly deceptive) ways of trying to support their cause.
Take for example, NARAL Pro-Choice America, one of the largest pro-abortion groups in the country. To try and shore up continued support for their political position, the organization, along with several other pro-abortion groups, is sponsoring a writing contest. Using the tag line, "Every choice has a story," women are invited to enter a writing contest that explains why they chose an abortion. more >>