Catholics who believe the federal government should not be able to compel healthcare providers to perform abortions “have this conscience thing” that they really need to overcome, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the Washington Post recently. Otherwise, she said, women “could die” from a lack of access to abortion services.
A Federal Communications Commission ruling on closed captioning of television programs could jeopardize the continued broadcast of shows produced by “some 300 small- to medium-sized churches,” according to Politico.
On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court voided the abortion laws of all 50 states in an unprecedented and brazen display of disregard for the Constitution it was tasked with interpreting. Thirty-nine years and 54 million dead babies later, as thousands of protesters marched outside in freezing rain for the cause of life, President Barack Obama marked the occasion with a statement — issued from a warm, dry office — celebrating the “fundamental constitutional right” to choose death.
“In the state of Connecticut a parent has to give permission to have your ears pierced if you’re a minor child, and yet a parent does not have to give permission for an abortion,” said Connecticut State Senator Michael McLachlan (picture, left). “That’s ridiculous.”
Give Kirsten Powers credit. She may be a liberal, abortion-rights supporter, but she is also willing to modify her opinion on the basis of an objective review of the facts.
The voices of “tolerance” on the left are once again demonstrating their intolerance of those who disagree with them. The target this time is the Georgia-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, under fire for providing food for a marriage seminar.
LifeSiteNews.com reports that on January 13 the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal by Maryland police officers and state troopers requesting immunity from a lawsuit filed against them by Defend Life, a pro-life organization. According to the Aegis, a Harford County, Maryland, newspaper, the group alleges “violation of First Amendment freedom of speech rights, violation of due process of law, unreasonable search and seizure, equal protection under the law, invasion of privacy constitutional protections, as well as assault and battery” in connection with their arrest during an August 1, 2008, protest in the town of Bel Air.
One might think that the Federal Reserve is busy enough with bailing out foreign banks, monetizing federal debt, and inflating — er, quantitatively easing — the dollar into oblivion, but apparently that is not the case. The unconstitutional institution somehow found time to micromanage the décor of an Oklahoma bank in an effort to prevent the bank’s customers from being confronted with evidence that the upcoming holiday has anything at all to do with a birth in Bethlehem 2,010 years ago.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and other abortion advocates are making a full-court press against crisis pregnancy centers, which offer alternatives to abortion. NARAL has released four reports on crisis pregnancy centers in different states in the past three years, accusing “pregnancy resource centers of convincing women not to have an abortion by apparently using inaccurate medical information and untrained volunteers who use intimidation techniques,” according to CNSNews.
Imagine a crisis pregnancy center, whose very purpose is to counsel pregnant women to preserve their unborn babies’ lives, representing itself as an abortion clinic. Hard to imagine, isn’t it?