A Democratic lawmaker in Louisiana, berated by abortion advocates who accuse her of "waging a war on women" for authoring a pro-life bill that was signed into law by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal last week, believes she's doing her part to end the genocide of the African-American community.
Louisiana state Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe, who authored House Bill 388, which requires abortionists to obtain hospital admitting privileges within 30-miles of the clinics in which they practice, believes the law will give women a real choice, the choice of life and the opportunity to contribute to their families and community.
Jackson told The Christian Post this week that during a House Health and Welfare Committee Meeting at the Louisiana capitol on March 19, pro-abortion advocates and abortion clinic employees testified that, among all women, abortion benefits black women the most. more >>
An attorney involved in a Supreme Court case that will determine to what extent privately owned businesses can opt-out of providing certain types of birth control for religious reasons believes there are "'high stakes" involved in the outcome.
Matt Bowman, senior counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, has served as an attorney for Conestoga Woods Specialties, who alongside Hobby Lobby, have sued the federal government to be exempt from the Health and Human Services' "preventive services mandate" that requires businesses to cover birth control that can lead to the early termination of a pregnancy.
"The stakes are very high in the Conestoga and Hobby Lobby case," explained Bowman regarding the First Amendment implications in the lawsuit. "It involves fundamental issues of whether or not religious freedom belongs to every American, and whether the government can redefine freedom to force citizens to buy abortion pills for other people." more >>
Texas abortionist Douglas Karpen, who has been dubbed the "Gosnell of Texas," is no longer performing abortions because he's unable to obtain hospital admitting privileges, according to pro-life group Live Action. Karpen's Houston clinics, however, remain open and doctors continue to perform abortions at his ambulatory surgical center.
Among the requirements of an abortion clinic regulation bill that was passed by the Texas legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Rick Perry last July, is that abortionists must be able to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facilities in which they work, so that they can accompany their patients to the nearest hospital in cases of emergency.
Karpen was called out as being the Gosnell of Texas, and possibly worse, by Operation Rescue, which joined other pro-life groups and Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst last year in pressuring the Harris County District Attorney's Office and Texas Department of State Health Services to investigate Karpen. more >>
President Obama promised to fix the Veterans Administration (VA) problems. "We need to make sure folks get the care they need without long waiting lists and long drives," he said in early 2008 stump speeches.
In 2014, the VA scandal grows worse daily: USA Today reported more than 100,000 veterans are waiting to see doctors. In Florida, 8,500 veterans have been waiting more than 3 months for appointments. In Phoenix, 58 veterans died on secret waiting lists. A new audit found 64 percent of VA facilities falsified wait times, and 13 percent of schedulers were actually trained to engage in fraud. The longest waits are for mental health services. Veterans' suicides, though reported to be falsely low, are at 22 per day or an outrageous 8,030 every year.
The evidence is damning: A single-payer, top-down, government-controlled monopoly does NOT work to meet the needs of patients timely, efficiently, or compassionately. The VA shows what Obamacare portends for all. more >>
Dr. Cornel West is a leading liberal public intellectual. He gave an interview to NewsOne immediately following the 2012 Election that was nothing if not provocative. Dr. West said he was happy Romney didn't win, but far from satisfied with the Obama record and especially with the just-ended presidential campaign:
So we end up with such a narrow, truncated political discourse, as the major problems-ecological catastrophe, climate change, global warming. So it's very sad. I mean, I'm glad there was not a right-wing takeover, but we end up with a Republican, a Rockefeller Republican in blackface, with Barack Obama, so that our struggle with regard to poverty intensifies.
Say that again? If one of my conservative colleagues had dared to say anything remotely like that, he (or she) would have been charged with racism of the worst sort. Still, it is worth considering the merits of Cornel West's argument. more >>
Following the release of undercover videos exposing a Planned Parenthood counselor giving sex advice to an under-age girl by telling her to experiment with BDSM (bondage and discipline/dominance and submission/ sadism and masochism) and look at porn sites, Lila Rose, president of Live Action, announced Thursday that the employee continues to work at the clinic, despite official claims that she was fired.
During a Thursday phone call to the Planned Parenthood Midtown Health Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, Rose was told that Megan, the employee who facilitated the teen sex counseling session, is still employed by the clinic.
Planned Parenthood president and CEO Betty Cockrum, however, told the IndyStar that the counselor is no longer employed at PPINK. She also insisted that the sex advice given to the 15-year-old girl "is not indicative of the type of counseling and information clients are provided." more >>