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Priests for Life reports that their lawsuit against Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate was dismissed by a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C. Father Frank Pavone states: The judge’s decision today is a complete contradiction to Judge Cogan’s decision of just a few days ago in New York for organizations situated similarly to us and using exactly the same arguments.
The New York decision recognized that the religious nonprofits were being forced to cooperate with evil. Our judge, instead, claims that we are not being forced to cooperate with evil. Our judge’s decision is wrong, and we are confident of victory in our appeal.
Zhang Anni [pictured left, with her father] has been known as “China’s youngest prisoner of conscience.” She was detained as a 10-year-old, denied food water and a blanket, and then prevented from attending school — all because of the pro-democracy activism of her celebrated father, Zhang Lin. Zhang Anni and her sister, Zhang Ruli, arrived in the United States in September 2013.
At National Review Online, Michael New discusses the CDC’s report of a 3% decrease in abortions – in 36 of 44 states reporting – in 2010. Predictably, the media credits an increase in contraceptive use. New writes:
[T]his assertion is not supported by the data. Contraception use began to increase well before abortions started to decline. And the unintended pregnancy rate has actually increased since the mid-1990s. Interestingly, since 1990 there has been a substantial increase in both pro-life public sentiment and state level pro-life laws. However, the mainstream media has scant interest in giving the pro-life movement any credit for declining abortion rates.
Jay Watts of Life Training Institute responds to a listener who objects to his message because it offends her. Should we stop defending the unborn because we are afraid of offending people?
Secular Pro-Life lists their top ten stories of the year, with six being written by guest bloggers.
Pro-Life Action League says that their annual Empty Manger Christmas Caroling at Planned Parenthoods and other abortion sites has received media attention as more states join this event. Unsurprisingly, these liberal media outlets and their commenters view the caroling as an act of hate.
Reflections of a Paralytic comments on two wrongful birth suits filed (and won) by parents of children born with disabilities. The parents claim they were not given enough prenatal information and that they would have aborted if they had known about their children’s conditions. Apparently it isn't enough that children with disabilities often qualify for subsidies and other governmental assistance. This sends a chilling message to doctors who may advise abortion even more readily in order to protect themselves from lawsuits.