Catholic organization Little Sisters of the Poor pleaded with the U.S. Supreme Court not to force it to choose between helping the poor and abiding by its faith, when it comes to obiding by the HHS birth control mandate.
"As Little Sisters of the Poor, we offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they are welcomed as Christ," said Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, mother provincial of the Little Sisters of the Poor, according to Catholic News Agency.
"We perform this loving ministry because of our faith," she added, but said that the group "cannot possibly choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith, and we shouldn't have to." more >>
Planned Parenthood announced its endorsement of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
The endorsement is the first in the largest abortion provider's roughly 100-year-long existence.
In a statement released by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the group labeled Clinton the "best presidential candidate for reproductive rights, hands down." more >>
On the surface, the Donald Trump campaign to become president for life of the United States of America appears unstoppable.
Like a cotton-candy-haired perpetually-squinting oddly-tanned robotic juggernaut, Trump is polling strong not only in Iowa but also in the nation at large.
However, at Trump headquarters all is in a panic as countless staffers rush about the stock market-like floor with large posters of the Donald staring at them from above. more >>
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said it is possible that aliens have visited the Earth, and she would investigate Area 51 if elected.
Clinton made the comments at a campaign stop in New Hampshire last week, in which she told Daymond Steer of the Conway Daily Sun that she wouldn't rule out the possibility that aliens could have already visited. "We don't know for sure," Clinton said.
She added that her campaign chairman, John Podesta, has encouraged her to look into Area 51, the top secret military base in Nevada, which is the subject of a host of alien-visitation theories. more >>
The House passed a bill late Wednesday that makes major changes to the Affordable Care Act and defunds Planned Parenthood for at least one year, sending it to the desk of President Barack Obama.
In a largely party-line vote, lawmakers passed HR 3762, also called the Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, by a vote of 240 to 181.
While Planned Parenthood is not mentioned directly in HR 3762's text, the nation's largest abortion provider would lose funding under Section 206, titled "Federal Payments to States" which lists abortion providers as a "prohibited entity" banned from receiving taxpayer funding, with the exception of abortions performed due to rape, incest or life threatening complication. more >>
An Iraqi soldier who escaped from an Islamic State prison has described the terror group's brutal torture of Christians, many of whom died during the torture.
"They tortured the [expletive] out of the Christians and some died in the process," Sergeant Karam Saad of the Iraqi military, who was held captive in June 2014, told Independent Journal.
"They would take some and lock them in a kind of casket, and set it on fire from the inside," he added. "I only spent three nights in prison. During that time, I paid attention to how many guards were on duty and any signs of weaker security." more >>