Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Heroic News: “Pro-Life Leader Wins Free Speech Case in ABQ” plus 12 more

40daysspring2013anchorage2-bannerOn November 19, 2013, Created Equal Executive Director Mark Harrington was arrested outside of an Albuquerque, NM polling location for lawfully expressing his free speech rights. As video of the arrest reveals, Harrington abided by the state law that allows campaigning 100 feet outside of a polling location.

Warsaw's mayor has fired the head of a maternity hospital who refused to perform or facilitate an abortion of a badly deformed baby for reasons of conscience.

Women who weren't married when they had their first child — even if that event happened 10 or 15 years ago — were less likely than women who were married at first birth to have a high school diploma at the time of the 2012 CPS interview. They were more likely to be unemployed. They were less likely to be married today and more likely to be living in a blended family with stepchildren.
The abortion industry did its best to pitch the movie Obvious Child as an “unapologetic” but “hilarious” romantic comedy about abortion, even as the director and star eschewed such a depiction. And therein lies the irony.

Thiago Silva might not have been the captain of the Brazilian national team playing in the semi-finals this week in the 2014 World Cup: his mother considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with him.

2-year-old Kayden Elijah was born with omphalocele, a birth defect that causes his intestines and other abdominal organs to stick out of his navel. Due to complications, he had to have his right foot and left leg amputated. Despite all of that, he's still determined to learn how to walk.
A new study examines society’s response to Down syndrome and offers recommendations, particularly education in the medical field, to improve the lives of individuals with the genetic condition.

U.S. Democrats hope to turn their legal setback on Obamacare and contraception into a winning autumn campaign issue by pushing legislation requiring employers to pay for birth control in healthcare coverage.

“Will you be my life companion?” He proposed to me with those words, and he still hopes for a lifelong friend. I knelt too, equal in posture. Our differing heights allowed me to gaze up at him, remembering the spot of our first conversation as a couple."
"I don’t disagree with the decision, but I don’t like what it reveals about our culture. Case in point, Deroy Murdock listed all the contraceptives that were covered by Hobby Lobby before the decision and that would be covered after the decision."

A tiny chip implanted under a woman's skin can deliver hormonal birth control for up to 16 years and is entering pre-clinical trials next year.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based abortionist Dennis Christensen wants to retire but he has a problem. He told himself when he made plans to retire that he would only do so if he could find another abortion practitioner to take over his business.

Lucy Flores is the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Nevada. And as Benjy Sarlin reports for MSNBC, she's known in part for taking an unconventional approach to abortion--she talks openly about her own decision to have an abortion at the age of 16.