Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards answered questions before a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on September 29, as congressional efforts to end taxpayer funding of the nation’s largest abortion provider continue.
Laszlo Kiss-Rigo, the bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Szeged-Csanád in southeastern Hungary, made a public statement back on September 7 that took issue with Pope Francis’ call on European Catholics the previous day to help refugees from Syria and elsewhere by opening their churches, monasteries, and homes as sanctuaries.
Many private charitable organizations are attempting to help the displaced persons in Syria and elsewhere without resorting to the unconstitutional use of U.S. Treasury funds.
Few people take moral stands today that could land them in prison, but Kim Davis is an exception. The Rowan, Kentucky, county clerk is still refusing to issue marriage licenses to anyone — homosexual or straight — even though the Supreme Court’s has refused to back up her position.
The latest figures made available by the Texas Department of State Health Services indicate that 63,849 abortions were performed in the Lone Star State during 2013. These figures represent a decrease of 4,449 since the 2012 report, which showed that 68,298 abortions were performed in Texas that year.
Tens of thousands of pro-life supporters engaged in prayerful protests at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics across the country on Saturday. During the nationwide prayer events, which took place from 9 to 11 a.m. local time, an estimated 50,000 to 75,000 people gathered in front of more than 350 Planned Parenthood facilities located in 47 states.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that Colorado baker Jack Phillips illegally discriminated in refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.
In an interview with The Daily Signal, an online news publication of the conservative Heritage Foundation, Abby Johnson — the ex-director of a Planned Parenthood facility in Bryan, Texas, who has become an outspoken pro-life activist — revealed some of the worst aspects of Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue donation process.