Catholic Doctor Wins Religious Liberty Case, Need Not Prescribe Contraceptives

A Philadelphia physician who was fired from her job for refusing to prescribe contraception or the morning-after pill, citing her Catholic faith, has won her case in the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania. The victory ensures that the conscience rights of other medical professionals will also be respected. For thirty-five years, Dr. Doris Fernandes worked at Philadelphia's District Health Center. But the board-certified pediatrician was fired in 2013, after refusing to prescribe … [Read more...]

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In God We Trust…. At Least in Greenville, South Carolina

A national movement of local governments is seeking to display plaques which read "In God We Trust" in the halls of government around the nation.And in the city of Greenville, South Carolina, where my husband and I have enjoyed a brief holiday visit with our son, local lawmakers have unanimously voted to post a plaque with the phrase in the Council Chambers in Greenville's County Square.  County Councilman Fred Payne said, in an interview with the Greenville News, "We're just affirming that … [Read more...]

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Abortion Clinics’ “Buffer Zones” Ruled Unconstitutional

A Massachusetts law that banned abortion protesters from standing within 35 feet of the entrance to an abortion clinic has been struck down by the Supreme Court.In a decision this morning, the Court unanimously ruled that the ban violated the First Amendment rights of pro-life leaders who sought to have quiet, one-on-one conversations with women entering the clinic, thus possibly saving the lives of babies.In its ruling, the Supreme Court said that the 2007 law which was intended to … [Read more...]

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