Planned Parenthood is suing Utah for its governor's decision earlier this year to no longer help the organization receive federal funds through the state health department.
Earlier this year, Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced that the Utah Department of Health would no longer channel federal funds to the state chapter of the national abortion provider.
Planned Parenthood Association of Utah filed an emergency motion for injunction on Sunday in the hopes of delaying the implementation of Governor Herbert's decision while their litigation continues. more >>
In an alarming Facebook post just days after celebrating Christmas with her family, singer Natalie Grant pleaded for prayers for one of her twin daughters who is in respiratory distress.
"My daughter Gracie has pneumonia, a partial collapsed lung and is in respiratory distress. We would so appreciate your prayers," Grant posted on her timeline.
Eight-year-old Grace Ana spent the holidays with her family in Seattle and appeared in perfect health just days before as she posed for a Facebook picture in front of a Christmas tree with her mother and sister. But on Dec. 28 Grant took to Facebook with another post that is now circulating around the Internet with petitions to pray for her daughter. more >>
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced the implementation of a new blood donation policy that allows gay men to donate blood.
Reversing a 30+ year policy, the FDA announced Monday that homosexual men can donate blood provided that they do so after having abstained from sex for at least one year.
"As part of today's finalized blood donor deferral guidance, the FDA is changing its recommendation that men who have sex with men (MSM) be indefinitely deferred – a policy that has been in place for approximately 30 years – to 12 months since the last sexual contact with another man," stated the FDA. more >>
Hillary Clinton, speaking at ABC presidential primary debate in New Hampshire Saturday night, warned that gay rights, funding for Planned Parenthood and "Obamacare" would be reversed if the Republican Party takes the White House. She also attacked GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over his remarks against Muslims.
"This is a watershed election. I know how important it is that we have a Democrat succeed President Obama in the White House," Clinton said in the debate at St. Anselm College, in which Democratic candidates Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley also participated.
"From my perspective, we have to prevent the Republicans from rolling back the progress that we've made," Clinton added, according to the transcript of the debate published by The Washington Post. "They would repeal the Affordable Care Act, not improve it. They would give more tax breaks to the super-wealthy and corporations, not to the middle class. And they would, despite all their tough talk about terrorism, continue to let people who are on the no-fly list buy guns." more >>
The Alliance Defending Freedom motioned federal court to intervene on behalf of Catholic hospitals to defend them from being forced to perform abortions by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.
A federal ACLU lawsuit from October is asking the court to force Trinity Health and its staff to commit abortions regardless of their religious and pro-life objections.
Trinity Health, which operates 86 facilities in 21 states, is one of the largest Catholic hospital systems in the nation. The religious healthcare system employs more than 25,000 licensed physicians and its headquarters is in Livonia, Michigan. more >>
A photo of a little boy praying with Santa Claus at a shopping mall has gone viral, spreading the word about the needs of a sick baby.
Unlike most little kids who get to sit on Santa's lap, 4-year-old Prestyn Barnette asked Jolly Old St. Nick to pray with him on behalf of a baby on life support.
This touching scene of Santa and Prestyn praying took place at the Dutch Square Mall in Columbia, South Carolina. more >>