Michigan Governor to Sign Breastfeeding Law Today

Breastfeeding

At 3:30 this afternoon, Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder will sign into law the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act, which will ensure women's right to breastfeed their babies in public.SB 674 is intended to normalize breastfeeding and give mothers protection when providing human milk for their infants.The issue of breastfeeding has been controversial in Michigan.  In 2011, a "flash mob" of a dozen breastfeeding moms were interrupted by mall security at the upscale Somerset Mall in … [Read more...]

Happy Homecoming for Justina Pelletier, After State Drops Its Controversial Charge of Medical Child Abuse

Justina Pelletier

"I'm so happy, I'm so excited, oh, my gosh!" said 16-year-old Justina Pelletier when asked about her reaction to news that she'll be going home to her parents after sixteen months in state custody.The Connecticut teenager was removed from her family home by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families after a disagreement between two highly regarded medical centers regarding the teen's medical diagnosis.Justina had been treated at Tufts Medical Center for mitochondrial disease, … [Read more...]

Pope to Young Couples: Have Babies, Not Pets

Couple walking dog

Pope Francis says that married couples should avoid the "bitterness of loneliness" in old age by having babies.During daily Mass with fifteen married couples at the Domus Sancta Marthae on Monday, June 2, the Holy Father cautioned against substituting pets for children.  He told the couples, who had been married from 25 to 50 years, that a successful Christian marriage requires "faithfulness, perseverance and maturity."Religion News Service reported: But he went a step further and … [Read more...]


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