The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that will determine whether or not an order of Catholic nuns and over 30 other religious nonprofits will have to comply with an Obamacare contraception mandate that the organizations claim will make them complicit in violating their religious beliefs.
At the forefront of Zubik v. Burwell is the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns who care for the elderly, which holds that it is in violation of the Catholic faith to abide by the Obamacare contraceptive mandate to supply abortion inducing drugs and birth control coverage in the insurance plans of their employees.
As fines upwards of $70 million could be levied on the Little Sisters for not complying with the mandate, the nation's highest court must address whether or not the contraceptive mandate violates the religious liberty of the organizations and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. more >>
The United States Supreme Court ruled that a lesbian parent who was not the birth mother of their children cannot be denied visitation rights and adoption.
In a decision rendered Monday morning, the highest court in the land reversed a decision from the Alabama Supreme Court granting the birth mother the right to bar her former partner from adopting or visiting their children.
At legal issue was the Alabama court's refusal to recognize a Georgia order allowing the non-birth mother to adopt the children. more >>
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said at Thursday's GOP debate in Michigan that the legality of both same-sex marriage and gay adoption should be left up to the states.
Before a lively crowd at the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit, Cruz was asked by Fox News moderator Bret Baier his opinion on gay adoption.
The Republican presidential hopeful responded by noting his views on states' rights, as well as his opposition to last year's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide. more >>
After speaking publicly about her and husband John Legend's decision to use in vitro fertilization to conceive, Chrissy Teigen addressesd critics who accused her of trying to play God.
One Twitter commenter said she posted a message to Teigen saying "used to like" her before learning that she chose her baby's gender. Suggesting that Teigen's decision was "messing with the natural blessing from God," the user quipped that Teigen probably chose the baby's eye color, among other things.
The pro-life movement has probably never sounded so melodious as a recently released musical gem from contemporary Christian star Matthew West.
Posted to Godtube earlier this month and titled "Untold," West's rhythmic ballad is a theme song coming straight from the mouth of an unborn child.
Sung from the perspective of the unborn, "Untold" tells the message that every life is sacred, especially that which is in the womb. more >>
Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina declared that pro-choice Feminists are attempting to shut down debate over the issue of abortion.
At the annual March for Life in Washington, DC on Friday, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO told those gathered outdoors that "feminism now shuts down conversation on college campuses and the media."
"If you are a pro-life man or heaven-forbid a conservative woman who doesn't believe the litanies of the left then you are a waging a 'war on women' or you a threat to women's health," said Fiorina. more >>