WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) accused President Obama of causing "constitutional anarchy" similar to former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, by constantly changing the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," as it is being implemented. She and other conservative Republicans presented alternatives to Obamacare at a Wednesday panel hosted by The Heritage Foundation.
"Obamacare is being played out in exactly the way the activist courts deal with the Constitution — Obamacare is this living law that no one knows what it means, and whatever the President says at a press conference or in a tweet reveals what's in the law," former presidential candidate Bachmann declared. This process of "legal constitutional anarchy" is much like former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi declaring that "whatever he said was law," the Congresswoman argued.
When asked about the plans for a House Republican retreat at the end of January, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan laid out four broad categories — a Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act, tax reform, welfare reform, and privacy. more >>
"Nuns hopeful of stay," read the headlines. No, they weren't going to be executed. Only their consciences were to be violated. The HHS Mandate was going to force them to cover abortifacient drugs that can end the lives of unborn children. Now, and only temporarily, the Supreme Court has stayed the execution of the HHS Mandate under ObamaCare.
Never in America's long history has such a headline even been imaginable. The gravest threat to religious freedom has been part of what President Obama meant when he said he would "fundamentally transform this country." Nuns have faced anti-Catholicism, Bible riots, and various forms of Klan-instigated bigotry, but never has the federal government itself threatened to snuff out the lamp of freedom. Evangelicals and Lutherans, too, face a hostile administration.
That's in part why the Hobby Lobby and the Conestoga Wood Company have appealed to the Supreme Court to exempt them from the HHS Mandate that violates their deepest religious convictions. more >>
WASHINGTON – Women who have more sexual partners are more likely to get an abortion, according to research presented at an event held at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday.
In a report published this month by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) and presented at the FRC, the authors argued that the sexual revolution fuels the abortion industry.
John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, announced late Tuesday that Erick Munoz, the Texas husband whose pregnant wife is being kept on life support as their baby continues to grow and develop, is suing to remove life-sustaining measures.
In the lawsuit filed in the 17th District Court in Tarrant County, Munoz is asking for a judge to rule that JPS hospital must abide by Marlise Munoz's wishes by taking her off the ventilator and any other life-sustaining devices that are keeping her body going to support the life of their pre-born baby, which is now at 21 weeks gestation.
The lawsuit also asks that the hospital be stopped from performing any surgeries on Marlise's body, referring to the cesarean section that would be done to deliver her baby. The lawsuit claims that because JPS refuses to remove her from life-sustaining devices, medical staff is thus "mutilating, disturbing and damaging Marlise's deceased body." The suit also cites that JPS is violating Marlise's 14th Amendment rights to privacy and equal protection. more >>
In a decision that has sparked a contentious debate online, a New Mexico judge ruled Monday that terminally ill and mentally fit patients have the right to commit suicide with the help of doctors.
New Mexico could join Oregon, Washington, Montana and Vermont to become the fifth state in America to allow doctors to help their terminally ill patients commit suicide, according to CNN.
The ruling delivered Monday by New Mexico Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash stemmed from a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and an end-of-life advocacy group called Compassion & Choices on behalf of cancer patient Aja Riggs and two New Mexico doctors. Nash was asked to consider whether or not doctors should be allowed to prescribe drugs to end the life of a terminally ill cancer patient. more >>
The Daverts, a Christian family suffering from disabling diseases, have reportedly lost healthcare coverage for their children due to the complexities of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."
President Barack Obama had promised "that families who wanted to keep their insurance could keep their insurance, and that clearly was not the case in our situation," Melissa Davert told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. While Davert and her husband still have their coverage through Medicare, she recounted a letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield, saying their children's private plan had been cancelled "because of the new Affordable Care Act requirement."
Melissa and her twin children Austin and Michaela have brittle bone disease, which impedes natural skeletal growth, and those afflicted with it are more likely to break bones and develop infections. Each of them is no taller than three feet, and they use walkers and chairs to get around. The father, Ken, suffers from cerebral palsy. more >>