Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah have written a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, complaining that the Justice Department pursues "frivolous prosecutions" against the pro-life movement while favoring abortion clinics and neglecting protection of houses of worship.
"The DOJ's brazen pursuit (and subsequent online promotion) of — at best — frivolous prosecutions in the abortion context, combined with its failure to list any prosecutions or enforcement activities in the religious worship context, gives the distinct impression of a warped and biased enforcement of FACE by the DOJ," Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate, and Lee wrote.
The 1994 Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act prohibits any use or threat of force and physical obstruction outside abortion clinics and places of religious worship. more >>
Growing up, I loved reading the story of Esther — especially during the season of Purim, when the Jewish people celebrate a young woman and her boldness to protect her people from death and grave harm.
Today, the story has become more meaningful than ever before. As I reflected on the recent events at the U.S. Supreme Court, I realized that there is a similar situation unfolding in our culture. There is another group of people in danger: Texas women.
Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates strongly disagree on the psychological and physical health consequences of Roe v. Wade. Yet something I believe that both sides can, and should, agree on is the protection of women specifically addressed in Texas' HB 2 law which is currently being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court. more >>
Virginia's Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business.
McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 1090 on Tuesday, arguing in a statement that if the bill had become law it "would restrict access to healthcare services."
"This bill, aimed at Planned Parenthood, would harm tens of thousands of Virginians who rely on the healthcare services and programs provided by Planned Parenthood health centers by denying them access to affordable care," stated McAuliffe. more >>
Things get lost. Car keys, pens, gerbils that scamper from their cages. But there's lost and then there's lost.
James Meyers Jr. of Concord, North Carolina, was arrested on Tuesday for "failing to return a movie he had rented back in 2002." Incredibly, Meyers is scheduled for a court hearing on the long-lost video next month. more >>
Whether serving in pregnancy care centers, adoption agencies or other advocacy groups, people involved in the pro-life movement rarely look up from day-to-day work to see the big picture. Once a year, the March for Life provides that opportunity.
Held annually to mark the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States, this peaceful protest is organized by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund — which Jeanne Mancini has led since 2012, when founder Nellie Gray passed away.
It seems a position tailored for Mancini, known for her bright smile and policy expertise. She worked previously at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, then at Family Research Council focused on life issues — including women's health, end-of-life concerns and ethical questions surrounding abortion practices. more >>
British actor Jeremy Irons is receiving criticism on social media for saying that abortion harms a woman both psychologically and physically, and that the Church is right in calling it a sin.
"Take abortion … I believe women should be allowed to make the decision, but I also think the Church is right to say it's a sin," Irons, the "Die Hard With a Vengeance" star, told The Guardian.
"Because sin is actions that harm us," the 67-year-old actor, who plays Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," explained. "Lying harms us. Abortion harms a woman — it's a tremendous mental attack, and physical, sometimes. But we seem to get that muddled. In a way, thank God the Catholic Church does say we won't allow it, because otherwise nobody's saying that it's a sin." more >>