Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Heroic News: “Breaking: Victory in HHS mandate battle” plus 10 more


Breaking: Victory in HHS mandate battle

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 11:58 AM PST

Today, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. handed Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College a major victory in their challenges to the HHS mandate. Last summer, two lower courts had dismissed the Colleges’ cases as premature.

Iowa judge rules government docs must list lesbian couples as 'parents'

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 07:57 AM PST

A district judge in Iowa has ordered the state to list a lesbian couple as the parents of a stillborn child on his death certificate.

Russia moving towards ban on US adoption of Russian orphans


Posted: 19 Dec 2012 06:45 AM PST

Russia's parliament on Wednesday gave overwhelming preliminary approval to a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children, a harsh retaliatory move against U.S. human rights legislation.

France takes first step toward medically-assisted suicide

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 06:35 AM PST

A report commissioned by French President François Hollande has started the ball rolling towards possible legislation that would allow for medically-assisted suicide in France.

Mexico's abortion rate rises with legalization


Posted: 19 Dec 2012 05:29 AM PST

Mexico City's abortion rate has risen following the legalization of abortion-on-demand during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, according to a new study published in this month's International Journal.

Human cloning 'withing 50 years' says Nobel scientist


Posted: 18 Dec 2012 09:31 PM PST

Parents who lose children in accidents may be able to clone "copies" to replace them within 50 years, a British scientist who won this year's Nobel prize for medicine has predicted.

Legalizing abortion in Ireland will harm moms, says bishop


Posted: 18 Dec 2012 09:30 PM PST

The archbishops of Ireland say the government's consideration of legalizing abortion would harm the country's world-renowned health care practices for mothers.

Belgium considers euthanasia for minors


Posted: 18 Dec 2012 09:29 PM PST

Belgium is considering a significant change to its decade-old euthanasia law that would allow minors and Alzheimer's sufferers to seek permission to die.

1 in 6 Babies in Denmark Survive Failed Abortions


Posted: 18 Dec 2012 02:43 PM PST

A report out of Denmark says that 1 in 6 aborted late term babies there show signs of life after temporarily escaping death and being born.

Pizza mogel sues feds over birth control mandate

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 02:04 PM PST

om Monaghan, the founder and former owner of Domino's Pizza, is suing the federal government over a controversial mandate that requires him to violate his Catholic faith in his business decisions.

Scissors save preemie's life

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 01:50 PM PST

Maddalena Douse is one of the smallest premature babies ever to survive in the U.K. — thanks to a pair of scissors.