FDA weighs selling abortion pill off the shelf — UPDATED

The mind boggles: The federal government is grappling with the explosive question of whether to let anyone of any age buy the controversial morning-after pill Plan B directly off drugstore and supermarket shelves without a prescription. The Food and Drug Administration has until Wednesday to respond to a request from the drug’s manufacturer to make [Read More...]

A pro-life iPhone? Apple’s Siri doesn’t give names of abortion clinics

Details: Ask Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant for the iPhone, for ideas on where to eat dinner or whether you need an umbrella, and it will deliver helpful localized suggestions. But try asking it to find a local abortion clinic, and the software turns up a puzzling blank — even in areas that clearly have such [Read More...]

Stunning: from conception to birth visualized

The miracle of life illustrated in a powerful and humbling new way.  Take  10 minutes and be awed. [Read more...]

Catholic college sues HHS over contraception mandate

The college is arguing — correctly — that the requirement to give out contraceptives violates its religious beliefs. Details: Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., said Thursday (Nov. 10) that the mandate, ordered in the health care bill passed last year, is unconstitutional because it violates the school’s freedoms of religion and speech. Hannah Smith, [Read More...]

Mississippi’s Personhood Amendment fails

The fate of that issue  — which Catholic bishops declined to support — was one of the more closely watched votes in yesterday’s election.  The amendment was resoundingly rejected. Details: Mississippi voters Tuesday defeated a ballot initiative that would’ve declared life begins at fertilization, a proposal that supporters sought in the Bible Belt state as [Read More...]

UPDATE: Court stops hospital from forcing nurses to take part in abortions

Following up on this report…a judge has now stepped in. Details: A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Thursday prohibiting a New Jersey hospital from forcing any of 12 nurses that sued the facility to participate in training or services related to abortions. As LifeNews reported, the nurses filed a lawsuit against their employer, the [Read More...]

Nurses face job loss for refusing to assist in abortions

It’s happening in New Jersey — but somehow, I don’t think that’s the only place stories like this will be unfolding. Details: Twelve nurses in New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against a local government hospital for being told they would lose their jobs if they refuse to perform abortions. The case shows evidence of [Read More...]

Morning must-read: on HHS, Catholics and conscience

Sister Mary Ann Walsh at the USCCB offers this eyebrow-raising overview of a story in yesterday’s Washington Post: The most memorable line since Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” has just come out of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Ta da: “ I’m not trying to get anyone off the [Read More...]

Attack: HuffPo slams bishops for "war on women"

How low can the secular media go?  This low: A group of men with no real background in law or medicine, but blessed with a strong personal interest in women’s bodies, have quietly influenced all of the major anti-abortion legislation over the past several years. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops may be one of [Read More...]

Herman Cain attacks Planned Parenthood for "planned genocide"

He raised the issue during an appearance today on “Face the Nation.”  Details: Planned Parenthood is fighting back against a claim by Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain that abortion clinics are put in African American communities as part of a “planned genocide” to kill black babies before they are born. Cain stood by his statement [Read More...]


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