WASHINGTON — A new Marist Poll released Tuesday finds that an overwhelming majority of Americans support implementing tougher restrictions for abortions, including more than six out of 10 pro-choice individuals who favor banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Commissioned by the Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Columbus, Marist conducted its annual phone survey gauging the public's attitudes toward abortion and legislation seeking to restrict access to abortion in the United States in November 2015.
Although the media likes to portray the narrative that America is about split in half on abortion when it comes to pro-life versus pro-choice, the survey, which interviewed nearly 1,700 respondents nationwide, with an error margin of +/- 2.4 percentage points, suggests that there is a broad consensus in America that supports tougher abortions laws. more >>
There's good news and bad news on the U.S. healthcare situation. The bad news: costs are still rising. The good?
It's been nearly six years since the "Affordable Care Act" became law, and for millions, the law mandating that we buy health insurance has made it anything but "affordable." No wonder Congress recently passed yet another bill to repeal the ACA, though of course, the President vetoed it.
According to the annual Kaiser Family Foundation report, average annual family premiums for employer-based health insurance have risen by $4,865 since 2008. That's a tough pill for many of us to swallow, especially given that when President Obama sold us the Affordable Care Act, he repeatedly promised to lower premiums by $2,500. And no, many folks didn't get to keep their doctor either. more >>
Every January, I usually see the same faces coming to the local and national Marches for Life happening across our country. I long to see more people I don't know participate, even people to whom I live next door. There may be a myriad of reasons why not everyone comes.
There may be a myriad of reasons why not everyone comes. You may think you don't want to attend because that isn't your thing — you are involved in other ministries and the pro-life stand is great, but not your battle.
Or you may not come because you don't think anything is wrong with abortion. You may not come because you aren't a Christian and you leave that up to the Christians. more >>
Abortion giant Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against anti-abortion group The Center for Medical Progress, claiming that series of videos showing the business trafficked in fetal tissue "a reckless smear campaign" and are seeking extensive monetary damages.
"We are filing this lawsuit to hold accountable the people behind this reckless smear campaign," claimed Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, according to MSNBC.
The Center for Medical Progress reacted quickly to the suit, however, calling it a desperate and frivolous retaliation against the organization for exposing the truth about Planned Parenthood's "lawless" operations. more >>
Russell Wilson may be trying to convert a Green Bay Packers fan into a Seattle Seahawks supporter after volunteering at the Seattle Children's Hospital.
Wilson, the 27-year-old Seahawks quarterback, volunteers at the hospital where he poses for pictures with sick children on many Tuesdays. It didn't seem to bother the QB that one of those children wore a Packers jersey, a team that Wilson has engaged in public disagreements with in the past.
An ecumenical gathering of churches in Tennessee will collaborate on a day devoted to community improvement projects, dubbed "Mission Blitz."
The annual event has been taking place in northwest Tennessee since 2007, and "Mission Blitz 2016" will take place in May, with the first planning meeting scheduled for next week.
Kevin Griffith, co-chair of Mission Blitz, told The Christian Post in an interview that there has been an emphasis on bringing different Christian denominations together. more >>