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WASHINGTON – A member of the United States Congress has declared that the pro-life movement is winning the fight over abortion. New Jersey Republican Congressman Chris Smith told the many thousands gathered Wednesday at the National Mall for the annual pro-life rally that their side was gaining the upper hand.
"By the grace of God and because of you … we are winning," declared Smith, whose House Bill 7, or the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," will soon be up for a vote in the House of Representatives. more >>
Assisted living facilities in Minnesota are hosting church services for residents living with dementia to help them reminisce about their religious rituals learned during childhood, since organizers say those memories usually remain.
"We are looking for ways to make religious expression something that enables and invigorates, helping those with conditions like Alzheimer's be more active participants not only in these services, but more generally in the world around them," says Alex Treitler, a facility chaplain.
The worship services began over a year ago at four locations in the Minneapolis area and are operated by Augustana Care, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that specializes in caring for people with memory problems. more >>
Americans United for Life, a nationwide pro-life legal team, released its 2014 "Life List," which includes a ranking of the various states on how well their laws defend life, from conception to natural death.
"Real pro-life momentum is reshaping the country as legislators craft protections for both mother and child, the victims of an avaricious abortion industry," AUL President and CEO Charmaine Yoest said in a statement to mark the "Life List." In an interview on Friday with the Christian Post, AUL Media Consultant Kristi Hamrick emphasized a few state initiatives in particular.
Hamrick praised the state of Texas, one of the Life List's "most improved" states, and home of the controversial pro-choice activist Wendy Davis, whose filibuster against the 20-week abortion ban gained her national attention last June. Texas legislators "have been creative and determined in protecting women from abortion industry abuses post-Gosnell," Hamrick said. more >>
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) accused President Obama of causing "constitutional anarchy" similar to former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, by constantly changing the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," as it is being implemented. She and other conservative Republicans presented alternatives to Obamacare at a Wednesday panel hosted by The Heritage Foundation.
"Obamacare is being played out in exactly the way the activist courts deal with the Constitution — Obamacare is this living law that no one knows what it means, and whatever the President says at a press conference or in a tweet reveals what's in the law," former presidential candidate Bachmann declared. This process of "legal constitutional anarchy" is much like former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi declaring that "whatever he said was law," the Congresswoman argued.
When asked about the plans for a House Republican retreat at the end of January, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan laid out four broad categories — a Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act, tax reform, welfare reform, and privacy. more >>
"Nuns hopeful of stay," read the headlines. No, they weren't going to be executed. Only their consciences were to be violated. The HHS Mandate was going to force them to cover abortifacient drugs that can end the lives of unborn children. Now, and only temporarily, the Supreme Court has stayed the execution of the HHS Mandate under ObamaCare.
Never in America's long history has such a headline even been imaginable. The gravest threat to religious freedom has been part of what President Obama meant when he said he would "fundamentally transform this country." Nuns have faced anti-Catholicism, Bible riots, and various forms of Klan-instigated bigotry, but never has the federal government itself threatened to snuff out the lamp of freedom. Evangelicals and Lutherans, too, face a hostile administration.
That's in part why the Hobby Lobby and the Conestoga Wood Company have appealed to the Supreme Court to exempt them from the HHS Mandate that violates their deepest religious convictions. more >>
WASHINGTON – Women who have more sexual partners are more likely to get an abortion, according to research presented at an event held at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday.
In a report published this month by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) and presented at the FRC, the authors argued that the sexual revolution fuels the abortion industry.