WASHINGTON — Two pro-life research groups announced Thursday on Capitol Hill that they've launched a new website designed to help healthcare consumers figure out which Obamacare plans include surcharges that will go directly toward funding abortions.
Troubled by the federal and state health exchanges' "lack of transparency" when it comes to which Obamacare plans require paying for an abortion-funding surcharge, researchers at The Family Research Council and The Charlotte Lozier Institute announced the creation of ObamacareAbortion.com. The website features an interactive map allowing users to thoroughly examine all the Obamacare options in their home states and has color-coded which plans include a surcharge for tax-funded abortion and which plans do not.
Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-life Caucus, spoke at the Thursday press conference announcing the website and chastised the federal health exchange for not providing consumers with any information to help them make an educated decision as to whether or not they want a health plan that includes abortion funding and its surcharge. more >>
Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is one of the preeminent Christian leaders of our day. He is as clear-headed as he is courageous, always a source of truth and sanity in the midst of a deeply confused culture.
Dr. Mohler has also played a significant role in addressing the issue of homosexuality and the church, demonstrating both humility and conviction, thereby helping to set an example for pastors and leaders trying to navigate their way through an emotional and spiritual minefield.
How do we stand against gay activism in our society while at the same time reaching out with compassion and sensitivity to those who identify as LGBT? more >>
Events sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, which takes place on Saturday, include the release of the organization's new documentary and Saddleback Church co-founder Kay Warren sharing her testimony, both available during webcasts.
"International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day can change your life," says AFSP. "It's the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope."
For many loss survivors, attending a Survivor Day event is the first time they realize they are not alone, say organizers. "Just hearing the stories—from people at all stages of healing—can be helpful," AFSP states. "The gathering also provides participants with a chance to share their own stories with those who understand firsthand the challenges of living in the aftermath of a suicide loss." more >>
Tyler Perry's latest project, "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned: The Play," will be released on DVD on Tuesday, Nov. 25, and The Christian Post has an exclusive clip readers can watch here.
The film, which was taped in front of a live studio audience, is a reproduction of the play with the same name. It was performed in front of more than 50 cities across the United States and stars Patrice Lovely and Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley as well as newcomers Muhammad Ayers, Monica Blaire, Zebulon Ellis and Ray Lavender.
All work together to tell the story of a woman (Anita) who seemingly has it all: a successful career, loving family, and financial success. But, according to her best friend, Anita is missing out on a good relationship with a loving man. That all changes during a fateful encounter online, which leads to a rushed marriage and an unhappy relationship. Anita suddenly finds herself fading away simply to meet the demands of her husband. more >>
Parents of a new baby girl in Buffalo, New York are thanking God for sending "two angels" after they became stranded in a snowstorm on Tuesday.
In the midst of a lake-effect snowstorm that buried western New York earlier this week, Bethany Hojnacki of south Buffalo went into labor in the early morning hours on Tuesday. Making matters worse, the new mother could not get to the hospital due to the severe weather, and she and her husband became stranded roadside. Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper, Bethany's husband Jared Hojnacki revealed that they miraculously received help with their daughter's arrival along the way.
"It was kind of incredible," Hojnacki said on Wednesday. "God really put the people who needed to be in the right spot for us at the right time." more >>
"19 Kids and Counting" stars Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard released a new video of Jill's sonogram on Wednesday; the couple is expecting a son in the spring.
"We just wanted to give y'all an update on how our pregnancy is going," Derick said in the video. "We're really excited, so we wanted to share that with y'all as well."
Jill is now five months along, and the reality stars have shared nearly every moment of their relationship with the public. They courted on national TV, wed in front of TLC's cameras, and even posted photos from their honeymoon online for fans. It wasn't long after that honeymoon that they revealed Jill was pregnant, and then they shared the revelation that the baby is a boy. more >>