Posted at CMDA’s “the point”:
Excerpted from “Churches forced to cover abortion file federal complaint against Calif. agency,” Alliance Defending Freedom news release, October 09, 2014 – Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom filed a formal complaint Thursday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over the California Department of Managed Health Care’s decision to force all employers, including churches, to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. LLDF and ADF represent seven California churches that object to offering their employees insurance plans covering elective abortions and allege that DMHC’s coercion of abortion coverage violates federal law.
Read more here: http://cmdathepoint.blogspot.com/2014/10/california-churches-must-cover-abortions.html
By David Roach – Posted at Baptist Press:
NASHVILLE (BP) — A rise in the single population and the emergence of employers paying for female workers to freeze their eggs may indicate that America has wandered further from biblical sexual morality.
“The sexual revolution is the governing principle of our time,” Andrew Walker, director of policy studies for Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, told Baptist Press. The refusal of many sexually active people to marry and bear children indicates that “ultimately it’s the god of eros that’s reigning today.”
The population of Americans over 16 who are single has eclipsed 50 percent for the first time since the government began compiling such statistics in 1976, Bloomberg reported. That includes 30.4 percent of American adults who have never married and 19.8 percent who are divorced, separated or widowed.
Meanwhile, Facebook and Apple have announced they will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs — a move The New York Times said “could be seen as paying women to put off childbearing.”
Read more here: http://www.bpnews.net/43577/facebook-and-apple-cover-workers-egg-freezing
By Denny Burk
Ruth Graham reports that some of the faculty at Wheaton College have problems with the college’s opposition to Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate. Obamacare requires Christian schools like Wheaton to provide insurance coverage for abortifacient drugs. Wheaton has sued the government (like many other institutions in their position) to get relief from Obamacare’s infringement upon religious liberty. Nevertheless, Graham reports that some of the faculty are opposed to the lawsuit. She writes: …
Read more here: http://www.dennyburk.com/division-on-wheatons-faculty-about-obamacares-contraceptive-mandate/
State regulations might stem the flow of innocent preborn blood temporarily, but the wicked have the power and means to bring their death pits up to code. Folks, we need to establish “Personhood” and the basic civil right of life for the preborn and abolish this bloodthirsty practice of abortion. – Angela Wittman, ed.
North Alabama’s lone abortion clinic re-opens on Sparkman Drive in Huntsville after long absence
By Steve Doyle – Posted at AL.com:
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – After a nearly four-month gap, North Alabama once again has a licensed abortion provider.
Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives, which closed its downtown Huntsville clinic in late June, re-opened Monday at 4831 Sparkman Drive after getting the OK from state Department of Public Health officials.
Dalton Johnson is the owner of Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives. (Eric Schultz | email@example.com)
Clinic owner Dalton Johnson said he is “extremely relieved” to be back in business after having to vacate the former clinic on Madison Street, which could not be retrofitted to comply with the Alabama Women’s Health and Safety Act of 2013. The act placed tougher building standards on abortion clinics, including overhead sprinkler systems and doors and hallways wide enough to accommodate ambulance gurneys.
“A lot of obstacles were coming in front of us, but we just kept moving forward,” Johnson told AL.com Wednesday.
Read more here: http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2014/10/3_12_months_after_closing_nort.html
By Jay Rogers – Posted at The Forerunner:
When I first encountered the following quote on a popular pro-life blog, I had to do a double take and reread it in full context.
Remember that these abortionists are misguided. They are sinners, just like you and me. And they are also REDEEMABLE. They are not our enemy. Our enemy is the sin of abortion.
These misguided souls are our brothers and sisters in Christ, whether you like it or not. Let this be a reminder to pray for their conversion with increased fervor.
If you don’t believe that these abortionists featured in “After Tiller” can experience a conversion, then you don’t know the same God I do. The God I serve is in the business of miracles.
On one hand Abby Johnson says abortionists are “our brothers and sisters in Christ.” Then she asks us to “pray for their conversion.” Although tempered with some truth, this is a serious error.
First, people who are unrepentant and murder children for a living are not our “brothers and sisters in Christ.” No Christian disagrees that an abortionist can repent and experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ. No one disagrees that our enemy is sin and the devil. But are abortionists already our “brothers and sisters in Christ” because they may be redeemable? Of course not!
Read more here: http://www.forerunner.com/blog/theological-schizophrenia-in-the-pro-life-movement
Posted at NewsMax:
The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America’s second most-populous state.
In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion rights advocates and health care providers in suspending an Oct. 2 ruling by a panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that Texas could immediately apply a rule making abortion clinics statewide spend millions of dollars on hospital-level upgrades.
The court also put on hold a provision of the law only as it applies to clinics in McAllen and El Paso that requires doctors at the facilities to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The admitting privileges rule remains in effect elsewhere in Texas.
Read more here: http://www.newsmax.com/US/US-abortion-restrictions-Texas/2014/10/15/id/600729/