It's that time of the year again where people all over the country head over to those crystal-clear swimming pools to disperse off the summer heat. It's not that their intention is to spoil the fun from everyone, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, has a thing or two to say about these artificial bodies of water.
CDC indicates in their report that a number of these so-called "public aquatic facilities" like swimming pools, hot tubs, lazy rivers and water playground are being notified for immediate closure in violation of the health and safety guidelines.
Spearheaded by the Network for Aquatic Facility Inspection Surveillance (NAFIS) of the CDC, the violations said to be committed by these establishments range from unconditional pH level of the water, improper application of water disinfectant solution, as well problematic facility equipment. more >>
The South Carolina legislature approved a bill Tuesday banning most late-term abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is at risk in a medical emergency.
According to The State, lawmakers in the South Carolina House voted 79-29 in favor of the bill, making South Carolina the 17th state to approve a ban on late-term abortion. After it is ratified, Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to sign the bill into law.
"I can't imagine any scenario in which I wouldn't sign it," Haley told The State in March, noting that she wanted to see the details of the bill before signing it into law. more >>
The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic order of nuns in the midst of a lawsuit against Obamacare's birth control mandate, are encouraged and optimistic following the United States Supreme Court's decision to vacate lower court rulings.
The high court unanimously decided on Monday to send the case brought by Little Sisters and 36 other religious non-profits (Zubik v. Burwell) against the Department of Health and Human Services Affordable Care Act mandate back to appeals courts, and also vacated an appeals court judgement that ruled that the Little Sisters had to allow the federal government to provide its employees birth control and abortifacients through the organization's health plan.
As the Supreme Court called on the courts and administration to "arrive at an approach going forward that accommodates petitioners' religious exercise," Little Sisters of the Poor's U.S. director of communications Sister Constance Veit told The Christian Post Tuesday that the court's decision affirms the fact that God has always been there to protect the sisters, no matter what sociopolitical conditions faced them. more >>
A Christian legal expert believes that the Obama Administration is continuing its legal battle against an order of nuns opposed to the federal government's birth control mandate because of an agenda to coerce religious groups.
The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Little Sisters of the Poor's lawsuit to be exempted from the government's preventive services mandate will return to the lower court with an increased possibility that the nuns will get their exemption.
Kim Colby, director at the Center for Law & Religious Freedom of the Christian Legal Society, told The Christian Post that the Obama Administration has maintained this legal battle with the Little Sisters to benefit its "pro-abortion" allies. more >>
A 26-year-old woman looking forward to being a new mom died in a tragic collision on her way to deliver her baby at a hospital in Missouri last Wednesday. Doctors, however, managed to save her baby who has now been dubbed a "little miracle."
According to the Southeast Missourian, the woman, Sarah Iler of Cape Girardeau, was trying to follow her doctor's advice and carry the baby girl, Maddyson, for as long as possible because there was some concern she would be born too small.
When Sarah joined her estranged husband, Matt Rider, in his Red Chevrolet Blazer Wednesday morning, she was ready to be a mom, her sister, Kasandra Iler, told the newspaper. more >>
WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., argued Tuesday morning that the Obama administration has displayed a "total misunderstanding of faith" in its demands that the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious non-profits be complicit in providing birth control and abortifacients to employees.
In a speech at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Ryan praised the United States Supreme Court's unanimous decision on Monday to send the Little Sisters' case (Zubik v. Burwell) against the Department of Health and Human Services Obamacare mandate back to lower courts and vacate a lower court ruling, which had forced the Catholic order of nuns to allow the federal government to provide their employees birth control and abortion-inducing drugs through the organization's health plan.
Ryan stressed that religious liberty is one of the fundamental keys to happiness and any attempt by the government to restrict religious freedom should be strongly contested. more >>