The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a second report in less than a month showing a decline in yearly abortions.
After the CDC released a report in late November stating that the the number of U.S. abortions carried out in 2012 was less than half of the amount of abortions conducted during the highest point in the 1980s, the CDC released another report last Friday that focuses on 2010 pregnancy rates among women in the U.S.
The report shows that the abortion rate in in 2010 was over one-third lower than it was in 1990. more >>
Princeton professor and prominent religious freedom and traditional marriage advocate Robert George has been hospitalized with a serious heart ccomplication that now appears as though it is no longer life threatening.
George, who is the chair of the State Department's United States Commission on International Religious Freedoms and the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton, began feeling abdominal pain on Sunday and checked himself into the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro in New Jersey, where he was diagnosed with a life-threatening tear on the inner layer of his aorta.
After he disclosed his condition, a number of George's friends, colleagues and peers asked followers on social media to pray for his health and a speedy recovery. more >>
Former President Jimmy Carter who revealed this summer that he had been diagnosed with advanced cancer that had been found on his liver and brain, announced Sunday that the cancer is gone.
"My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones. I will continue to receive regular three-week immunotherapy treatments of pembrolizumab," Carter, 91, said in a statement posted on his Facebook page Sunday.
A statement from the Carter Center early last month indicated that the former president was responding well to the treatment but his announcement Sunday came as an early Christmas gift. more >>
It seems like the imagination of returning American soldiers to surprise their families has no end. Consider this yet another new way of doing so.
Brandon Smith's family had not seen him in two years as he was in the Armed Forces. Upon coming back, he decided to surprise his mother, Tammy, while she was on the job.
As Tammy stayed super-focused on her job, she assumed that she was helping just another patient rushed into the hospital. more >>
The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to strike down key provisions of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, though President Barack Obama has indicated he will veto the bill.
USA Today reported that the Senate voted 52-47 in favor of the bill, which would take away federal funding away from Planned Parenthood for one year. The legislation is also aiming to repeal provisions to the health care law which encourage subsidies for abortion coverage.
On Wednesday Obama's administration affirmed, however, that it will be vetoing the bill, even if it is approved by the House and reaches his desk. more >>
Russell Wilson is taking a play from his R&B star girlfriend Ciara Harris' book and singing a duet with her to spread cheer at the Seattle Children's Hospital.
Wilson, the 27-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback, frequently visits sick children at the hospital and started bringing his 30-year-old singer girlfriend along earlier this year. On Tuesday, the pair visited one young boy and sang the spanish Christmas tune "Feliz Navidad" along with him.
"@DangeRussWilson and I Singing ¡Feliz Navidad! With This Sweet Angel Louis. His Little Whisper Is So Cute," Ciara wrote, posting an Instagram video of the experience. "Us, Well ... We're Doing The Best We Can. HaHa #HappyHolidays #GivingTuesday #WeWantToWishYouAMerryChtistmas." more >>