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After 40 years, March for Life expands

When the March for Life first stepped off in 1973 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of abortion, Dr. Jack Kevorkian had not begun to advertise "death counseling," capital punishment had been suspended and the Affordable Care Act wa ...

ESPN bows to pressure; will run ad that mentions Jesus

ESPN unexpectedly became a casualty of the "War on Christmas," forcing the network to reverse course Thursday and agree to air a television spot from Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation that mentions the birth of Jesus. The about-face followed a s ...

Obama celebrates Planned Parenthood, avoids saying abortion

[caption id="attachment_23437" align="alignright" width="300"] (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)[/caption]President Obama Friday avoided the word "abortion" in a speech to a Planned Parenthood conference at a Washington hotel. Obama talked of newly adopted ...

ND lawmakers define life as starting at conception

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota didn't set out to become the abortion debate's new epicenter. It happened by accident, after a legislative caucus that once vetted abortion bills languished, leaving lawmakers to propose a flurry of measures - some cribb ...

40 years of abortion

UPI - The nation marked the 40th anniversary last week of Roe vs. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that recognized a woman's right to an abortion. But the debates over abortion, and over the so-called morning after pill which some also co ...

Catholic bishops stay course on gay marriage fight

BALTIMORE (AP) - A subdued U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops acknowledged Monday that voters rejected the stands they took against gay marriage and birth control, but church leaders gave no sign they would change their strategy ahead. Same-sex marr ...

Christian insurance participants losing coverage

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A Christians-only health insurance plan will be allowed to continue coverage for Kentucky members until Jan. 1. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate made that decision on Wednesday. That means some 800 Kentuckians who a ...

Pa. vending machine dispenses 'morning-after' pill

(AP) - Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania can get the "morning-after" pill by sliding $25 into a vending machine, an idea that has drawn the attention of federal regulators and raised questions about how accessible emergency contrace ...

Experts: Marriage ban's path to high court unclear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Conservative critics like to point out that the federal appeals court that just declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional has its decisions overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court more often than other judic ...

Bachmann speaks at St. Paul anti-abortion rally

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Rep. Michele Bachmann predicted Sunday that the November elections will end abortion as she made her first public appearance in Minnesota since dropping out of the Republican presidential race. Bachmann spoke to hundreds of peo ...


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