Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Twenty years ago, my husband and I put our faith in God as He led us on an unbelievable journey. We packed our bags and flew to Romania because we wanted to adopt an orphan. In a country the size of Oregon, there were over 500 orphanages overflowing with children.
The Obama administration announced Jan. 20 that it will not expand an exemption for religious groups that object to its requirement for health insurance plans to cover sterilization and contraception - including abortion-causing drugs - free of charge. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said in a Jan. 20 statement that religious employers who object to providing the coverage will be required to comply with the new law by Aug. 1, 2013, one year later than the initial deadline.
Any big business with affiliates throughout the United States will experience financial strains in a faltering economy. Yet the most recent financial report of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), released on December 27, shows a net profit of 18.5 million dollars for the fiscal year 2009-2010. What changed the fortunes of that officially non-profit organization so drastically that Peter J. Durkin, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, called 2011 "one of the most discouraging years ever"? The answer involves not only setbacks in the abortion industry but also unprecedented advances by the pro-life movement on the educational and legislative fronts.
A Massachusetts woman who was spared a forced sterilization could still be forced to abort her unborn child against her will, if a lower court judge orders it. On Tuesday, Massachusetts Appeals Court Associate Justice Andrew Grainger threw out a lower court ruling that would compel a 32-year-old woman to be sterilized and have an abortion because she suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.