Planned Parenthood is fighting a decision by the state of Kansas removing Medicaid compensation for the nation's largest abortion provider.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri filed suit against Kansas in federal court on Thursday in response to the state Department of Health and Environment terminating their participation in Medicaid.
"We will fight with all we have to protect Kansans' right to choose their health care provider," said Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri President and CEO Laura McQuade in a statement. more >>
The United States Justice Department has given the state of North Carolina an ultimatum to abandon its recently passed, controversial transgender bathroom law, which allows businesses to chose their own bathroom policies, or risk legal action and possible loss of federal funding.
The department's top civil rights lawyer, Vanita Gupta, sent a letter to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday stating that H.B. 2, which became law in March and upholds a requirement for people to use bathrooms designated for their biological sex in state-run buildings, violates Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The letter argues that the state is engaging in a pattern of "discrimination" against state employees and also engaging in "resistance to the full enjoyment of Title VII rights by transgender employees ..." more >>
America is in imminent danger due to its mockery of God and gross immorality, said the Rev. Franklin Graham in an op-ed this month for Decision magazine.
Graham warned in his commentary that the nation is on the precipice of spiritual disaster. " … America is in deep trouble and on the verge of total moral and spiritual collapse — unless God intervenes," he wrote.
The theologian asserted that there is a growing chasm between believers and those who no longer fear God. "Never before have I seen such a sharp rift in the moral and spiritual fabric of our country," he said. "The Cross of Christ has become the deep divide between a growing segment of our population that no longer fears God and those who follow Christ as Lord and Savior." more >>
An Indian Catholic bishop who was kidnapped by unknown abductors, beaten and interrogated about the finances of his diocese has been freed.
Bishop Prasad Gallela, who serves the diocese of Cuddapah in the Andhra Pradesh state in southeast India, went through the details of his recent abduction in an interview with the Catholic news outlet UCANews.com.
The 54-year-old Gallela explained that he was on his way home from mass at Karunagiri Shrine on April 25 when unknown abductors came in two vehicles and took him to an undisclosed location. more >>
A Catholic university in California has reportedly suspended an employee for allegedly telling a trio of students, one of whom identifies as gender-neutral, that only two genders, male and female, exist.
Last month, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles suspended the unnamed employee of 15 years who works in the alumni relations department.
The employee's husband subsequently emailed a Catholic publication in April about the suspension and denounced the LMU student newspaper's coverage of the incident. more >>
A decorated United States Army Green Beret who faced involuntary discharge for confronting an Afghan police commander who raped a 12-year-old child will be exonerated and reinstated, the Army Board for Correction of Military Records confirmed last week.
The U.S. Army announced last August that it was going to expel Sergeant First Class Charles Martland after he and team leader Daniel Quinn physically confronted a police commander in Kunduz, who had kidnapped and raped a local boy and beat his mother after she reported the incident to U.S. troops.
The incident happened during Martland's second deployment to Afghanistan in 2011 when he and Quinn confronted the police commander after hearing the 12-year-old boy's testimony and allegations of rape and abuse. more >>