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How about a little more focus on THIS problem, alleged feminists? (Hint: They’ll ignore. Because willfully ignorant)…
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“Kobani attacks reigniting decades old Turkey-Kurdish tensions.”…
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How do you spell “hypocrisy”? B-O-E-H-L-E-R-T.…
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“Strict rule: don’t be an inhuman ass.”…
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That didn’t take long.…
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Earlier this year, Governor Jay Inslee (D) created a Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation tasked with the mission to “transform” outdoor recreation. Now, the task force is spearheading an effort to solicit public input called Encourage Outdoor Washington….
Another woman has died after taking the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug, otherwise known as mifepristone. Since 2001, including the U.K. death, twelve women worldwide have been documented to have died from rare fatal bacterial infections involving sepsis, toxic shock syndrome, and gas gangrene after medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprosto…
I think we can all remember what life was like at 15. We spent a lot of time with friends and at school, enjoyed listening to music, maybe played in some sports or had some other hobbies. But I don’t think many look back at this often challenging time between childhood and adulthood and said, […]…
Parents of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia have been arrested after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy after possible incest. West Virginia State Police say they consented to the abortion and the abortion clinic in question didn’t report the abortion to authorities. Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested Friday nigh…
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Christian High School Student Is ‘Taking a Stand’ in a Big Way After Atheists Force Teacher to Remove Classroom Poster
“I’m tired of hiding in the corne…”
It seemingly came out of the blue. John Andrew Welden admitted tricking his then-girlfriend Remee Jo Lee into taking misoprostol (Cytotec)last March with the intention of causing Ms. Lee to miscarry her 6-7-week-old unborn baby. His lawyers had worked out a plea bargain so that Welden pleaded guilty to lesser charges of consumer product tampering […
Illinois officials will begin accepting applications Sunday from people who want to carry concealed weapons, but it could be months before anyone will actually be allowed to possess the firearms.Illinois State Police have up to 90 days to approve or deny applicants, provided applications are complete and fingerprints are submitted in an electronic …
The controversial California case of Jahi McMath, who was diagnosed as “brain dead” due to complications following routine tonsil surgery, has made progress. Yesterday an Alameda County judge ruled that Jahi will — in accordance with her family’s wishes — stay on her ventilator contrary to the wishes of her hospital. The judge has granted…
EWTN Global Catholic Network filed a new lawsuit October 28 in Federal Court against the Department of Health & Human Services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other federal agencies seeking to stop the government from imposing the HHS contraception mandate as well as asking the court to find that it is unconstitutional. The State of Alabama, through its Attorney General Luther Strange, has joined EWTN as a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit.
“EWTN has no other option but to continue our legal challenge to the mandate,” said EWTN Chairman and CEO Michael P. Warsaw. “The revised rules, published by the government in July, have done nothing to address the serious issues of conscience and religious freedom that EWTN has been raising since the mandate was first published last year. The government has decided that EWTN is apparently not religious enough to be exempt from the rule. It has still placed us in a situation where we are forced to offer contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs as part of our employee health plan or to offer our employees and their families no insurance at all. Neither of these options is acceptable. The mission of EWTN is not negotiable.”
EWTN’s original lawsuit opposing the mandate was filed Feb. 9, 2012, but was dismissed by Federal Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn on March 25, 2013. In her order dismissing the original suit, Judge Blackburn noted that the government had promised to implement a new rule addressing the issues raised by EWTN. Blackburn’s opinion stated that “common sense weighs in favor of withholding judicial review until new regulations are created and finalized. At that point, if EWTN still has objections, it may then file suit.”
The Department of Health and Human Services issued a new set of rules on July 23, 2013 which Secretary Sebelius claimed addressed the concerns of EWTN and other similar organizations.
“When the government opened up a period for public comment earlier this year in advance of publishing its revised rules, EWTN submitted extensive remarks and an explanation of its moral objections to the mandate,” Warsaw continued. “We sincerely hoped that our concerns would be addressed. Instead, the government ignored our comments entirely and pressed forward with a rule that changed nothing. We are in the same position today as we were when the mandate was first published.
“As an organization that was founded to uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church, we do not believe that contraception, voluntary sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs constitute health care. We simply cannot facilitate these immoral practices,” said Warsaw.
“Version 2.0 of the mandate is just as bad as version 1.0,” said Lori Windham, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund, which filed both the original and new lawsuits on EWTN’s behalf. “It would still force the world’s preeminent Catholic network to betray publicly the very teachings it was founded to promote, and which it promotes on a daily basis.”
In 2012, shortly after the first EWTN lawsuit was filed, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange petitioned the court to join the EWTN complaint. In this new lawsuit, the State of Alabama has joined EWTN as a co-plaintiff from the start.
Commenting on this new lawsuit, Attorney General Strange said, “I am proud to stand with EWTN to oppose this unconscionable mandate. … The freedom of religion, and to believe as one sees fit, is our ‘first freedom’ under the United States Constitution. The people of Alabama have recognized the importance of this freedom and have enshrined it in their Constitution as well. Alabama law does not allow anyone to be forced to offer a product that is against his or her religious beliefs or conscience.”
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“EWTN is extremely grateful to Attorney General Strange for his support on this important issue. The Attorney General clearly understands what is at stake here, not just for EWTN, but for all people who feel that government cannot take away the right to religious freedom,” said Warsaw.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 32nd year, is available in over 230 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner is taking legal action against the British government after he was detained for nine hours at Heathrow Airport.
Lawyers for David Miranda informed the government that they would be pursuing legal action following his “unlawful” detention under anti-terror laws on Sunday, the Guardian reported.
Miranda’s laptop and other equipment was confiscated on the grounds that police believed it could contain “highly sensitive stolen information that would help terrorism.” Miranda’s attorneys said in a letter they are seeking the return of the equipment within seven days.
“The government and the police have a duty to protect the public and our national security,” Britain’s Home Office said in a statement, according to the Associated Press. “If the police believe that an individual is in possession of highly sensitive stolen information that would help terrorism, then they should act and the law provides them with a framework to do that. Those who oppose this sort of action need to think about what they are condoning.”
The Guardian newspaper, which has published much of Greenwald’s reporting about admitted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, is supportive of Miranda’s claim, though not taking action against the government itself, a spokesperson said.
“If the British state, in whatever form – we are not quite sure which bit of the British state we are dealing with – wants to get that material, then I think they have to do it through a more satisfactory procedure than this bizarre bit of the Terror Act that relates solely to ports and transit lounges of airports,” Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger said.
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