Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pro-Life news, Nov. 6, 2012

Court Rules Obama HHS Mandate Doesn’t Protect Religious Liberty In what a pro-life legal group describes as a “landmark ruling against the HHS Mandate,” a federal judge late yesterday ruled against the Obama administration’s assertion that the government’s supposed “safe harbor” was inadequate to protect religious organizations from suffering imminent harm. “We are pleased the court recognized the significant harm that the mandate is causing right now,” said Eric Baxter, Senior Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Read More

Key Pro-Life Sen. Jim DeMint Resigning to Head Conservative Group Key pro-life Sen. Jim DeMint, one of the top conservatives in the U.S. Senate, surprised political observers today with the announcement that he is resigning from the Senate to take over at the helm of the Heritage Foundation. DeMint has been one of the solid pro-life lawmakers in the Senate, where pro-abortion Democrats currently control the chamber. He has been counted on for not only votes but his leadership on pro-life bills and amendments. DeMint, from South Carolina, announced that he will leave the Senate at the beginning of January to become the next president of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative policy group that takes a pro-life position on abortion. Read More

New HHS Mandate Ruling Shows Obama Not Protecting Religious Rights On December 4, 2012, a federal court in Brooklyn, New York ruled that various Roman Catholic entities in the New York area had legal standing to pursue their challenge to the so-called “HHS Mandate,” a series of federal regulations requiring virtually all employers to pay for their employees’ contraception, sterilization, and early abortion-inducing drugs. This significant ruling comes on the heels of a federal appeals court’s issuance of a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the Mandate against the ACLJ’s clients last week in a case out of Missouri. Read More

Polling Shows Rubio, Hillary Top 2016 for GOP, Democrats A new poll conducted by the Democratic poling firm PPP shows pro-life Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is the top choice for Republicans for 2016. However, the poll fails to include pro-life Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, which some political observers say skews the results since he is a top potential 2016 presidential candidate. With conservatives still smarting from the November election defeat, look for jockeying for the 2016 nomination to begin early as restless Republicans look forward to replacing Obama. Read More

Planned Parenthood Forces Its Affiliates to Do Abortions If you’ve heard anything in the media about Planned Parenthood lately, you’ve probably gotten the impression that they’re in the business of cancer screenings, health care and one or two abortions a year, right? Wrong. Planned Parenthood of South Central New York (PPSCNY) based in the New York cities of Binghamton and Oneonta is cutting ties with the nation’s largest abortion chain, not because they refuse to do pap tests or provide general health care, but because they don’t want to perform abortions. Read More

Catholic Bishops Start Pro-Life Campaign to Pray Against Abortion The nation’s Catholic bishops have started a new campaign for pro-lifers to pray to end abortion and for religious freedom to be respected since it is currently under attack by the Obama administration. The bishops are emphasizing that this is not just another program but part of a movement for life and religious liberty and invitation to prayer and pennance. Read More

Planned Parenthood Shows Teens How to Hide a Beating With Makeup Planned Parenthood’s Info for Teens Facebook page is at it again. This time it is with a video that shows how to cover up those nasty cuts and bruises that result from a beating. The lead-in to the video says, “A recent study showed that almost one in 10 high school students has been hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend of girlfriend in the last 12 months.” Read More

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