WASHINGTON – Supporters of two companies suing the Health and Human Services Department over its "preventive services" mandate are "encouraged" by the responses they received from members of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments.
Hobby Lobby Inc. and Conestoga Woods had their case against HHS argued on a wintry Tuesday morning before the Court.
The two companies are arguing that the HHS mandate violates their religious liberty by compelling the family owned companies to provide certain contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs that they hold moral objections to. more >>
"Veil of Tears," a riveting documentary from Gospel for Asia that is yet to be released, tells the untold stories of millions of women in South Asia who face oppression simply because of their gender. Dr. K. P. Yohannan, founder and international director of GFA, said the film not only shows the intense suffering, but the hope these women can find when they understand that they are valued in the eyes of God.
"One of the most obvious problems in this area is that the most unreached, untouched, neglected, suffering humanity in our world is women in Asian nations," Yohannan told The Christian Post. "For example, India alone has 46 million widows. That means a girl could be 18, 19, 20 or 30, and when her husband dies, in many places that's the end of their life. Many of them end up in despair."
He talked about an island off of the coast of West Bengal known as the "Widow's Island." Seventy-five percent of the people that live on that island are women who don't have husbands and they have no hope – they have been rejected and abused, Yohannan said. more >>
British hospitals used the bodies of aborted and miscarried babies to heat their buildings, the United Kingdom's Channel 4 has shockingly revealed.
A Channel 4 show airing on Monday night reveals that the bodies of thousands of preborn babies were included as clinical waste in 10 National Health Service (NHS) trusts and subsequently incinerated. Two others admitted to burning the human remains as part of their "waste-to-energy" plants.
Health Minister and Conservative Member of Parliament, Dr. Dan Poulter, decried the practice as "totally unacceptable." more >>
A feminist professor at a state university in California has been charged with physical confrontation with a pro-life protester from a Christian ministry on campus and with stealing and destroying a banner during an awareness event earlier this month.
University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young, who specializes in black cultural studies and pornography, was on Friday charged with theft, battery and vandalism – all misdemeanors – and her arraignment is scheduled for April 4, according to Santa Barbara Independent.
The alleged victim is from a Riverside-based Christian ministry, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. more >>
South Carolina's House of Representatives voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. If the bill passes the Senate and is approved by Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina will become the 13th state to enact such a ban.
The Republican-dominated House voted 84-29 Wednesday to approve House Bill 4223, also known as the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," that bans doctors from performing an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is in grave danger. The bill is based on the highly-debated medical argument that a fetus can feel pan at 20 weeks post-fertilization.
The bill needs another perfunctory House vote before it can head to the state's Senate, which also carries a Republican majority. more >>
A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group that raises funds for abortion is coming under fire for selling a "coat hanger pendant" to donors who finance their group. The small nonprofit has shot back at critics, saying it has sold the pendant for several years and arguing that the small necklace is meant to represent the desperate measures women would take to have an abortion if the procedure is not readily available.
The nonprofit group, DC Abortion Fund, makes grants to low-income women in D.C., Maryland and Virginia who cannot afford to pay for their abortion on their own. On their website, the group offers a "coat hanger pendant" gift to all donors who give $10 or more to the nonprofit group. "Donors who sign up to give $10/month or more will receive a DCAF coat hanger necklace as our way to say thank you," the DCAF's donation website reads. "Visit our online donation page today and in the dedication box, type in 'Coat Hanger.'"
Pro-life advocates have blasted the group for their "gift," calling the coat hanger pendant "sick," "twisted," "disgusting," and "gruesome." Herman Cain, former 2012 candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, tweeted: "It's a sad day in America when an abortion fund pushes donations by saying they'll send you a coat hanger pendant." more >>