A father-daughter duo of abortion providers have filed a lawsuit against Kansas over the state recently passing a law that bans abortions in which a human fetus is dismembered.
Doctors Herb Hodes and Traci Nauser of the Overland Park Center for Women's Health filed suit against the state on Monday in district court, arguing that the right to dismember an unborn baby is necessary because without that right they would rely upon procedures that are more complex and risky for the mother.
The pro-choice movement coined the term "reproductive health" to promote contraception and ever-more-questionable methods to end pre-born lives worldwide. Far from empowering women, abortion has created a multifaceted marketplace that profits from killing the defenseless and using a woman's body during pregnancy.
Globally, the health and safety of women is being threatened by a corrupt industry that exploits them and devalues human life. Detailed research reveals five emerging issues that pose immediate risks to women during maternity.
1. Telemed abortions and off-label drug use leave women hospitalized more >>
Last week, Gallup released the results of a poll on the moral acceptability of various behaviors. Specifically, this poll asked people about the morality of over fifteen specific issues including abortion, gambling, and polygamy. What was most interesting was the sharp increase in the percentage of people who found doctor assisted suicide "morally acceptable." In 2013, only 45 percent of Americans found doctor assisted suicide "morally acceptable." Last week's poll indicated that percentage had risen to 56 percent.
Usually, public opinion on controversial morality policy issues exhibits relatively little short term change. Under most circumstances, I would argue that a change of that magnitude was probably due to a skewed sample in at least one of the two surveys. However, according to Gallup, opinions on the moral acceptability of all other issues remained fairly stable between 2013 and 2015. As such, there is a good chance that doctor assisted suicide has made some real gains in the court of public opinion. It is likely that the November 2014 assisted suicide of Brittany Maynard and the fawning coverage it received from the mainstream media might well have shifted public attitudes.
Interestingly, after a successful citizen initiative in Oregon in 1994, advocates of physician assisted suicide have made relatively little progress either politically or in the court of public opinion. In fact, between 2001 and 2013 the percentage of Americans who considered physician assisted suicide morally acceptable actually decreased by four percentage points. There are a couple reasons for this. For many years, Jack Kevorkian was the public face of physician assisted suicide and his antics likely alienated many Americans. Also, many groups representing the disabled vocally oppose physician assisted suicide. This has likely given some political liberals pause. more >>
U.S. Senator Rand Paul officially announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the presidency on April 7, 2015. Representing Kentucky in the Senate, Paul previously practiced medicine full time as an ophthalmologist. Paul received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He has been married to Kelley Ashley Paul for 24 years and the couple have three sons.
Here are seven interesting facts about Paul's Christian faith and how it impacts his life and political thought:
1. Rand Paul was one of the first U.S. Senators to bring greater media attention to the global slaughter of Christians calling it "a worldwide war on Christianity." more >>
This op-ed was published in the Orlando Sentinel on May 27.
I'm disappointed with Republicans who voted last week to empower President Obama with new trade authority. I wouldn't trust this administration to negotiate a deal on a secondhand Subaru — let alone a trillion-dollar trade deal.
One free and fair trade proposal that would actually help Americans by saving them billions isn't even on the table: prescription drug re-importation. more >>
At the graduation ceremony for Clay-Chalksville High School in Jefferson County, Alabama, last week, departing graduate Christian Crawford led the crowd in prayer while a woman in attendance was experiencing a medical emergency.
The video of Crawford, who had previously opened the graduation ceremony with a prepared prayer, later stepped back up to the podium to deliver a spontaneous prayer for the woman. As of Monday, the video had more than 318,000 views on YouTube.
Crawford said the graduates began to receive their diplomas when they heard calls of "medic, medic, medic" in the audience, he told "Fox & Friends" on Monday. more >>