The Washington Examiner
October 31, 2013, 8:10 PM
By JOEL GEHRKE
Senate Republicans will attempt to pass a bill that would bar abortions after the fifth month of a pregnancy, with Sen. Lindsey Graham as the lead sponsor, the Washington Examiner has learned.
The South Carolina Republican's bill is a companion to the House-passed Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. "Science tells us that unborn babies can feel touch as soon as eight weeks into the pregnancy; they feel pain at 20 weeks,"
October 25, 2013, 5:08 PM
By CNA/EWTN News
Washington D.C., Oct 25, 2013 / 05:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The lay evangelization training program Catholic Voices will bring its next group training to within blocks of the White House, as it teaches Catholics how to share the message of the Catholic faith.
The next training session will take place at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C., which “hosts the closest tabernacle to the White House,” Kathryn Lopez, director of Catholic Voices USA, told CNA Oct. 23.
“Where better to gather to work to better communicate the light of faith? Heaven knows politics could use a dose of illumination, liberated from ideology and other idols, asPope Francis might put it!”
Lopez explained that “people love the Catholic Church and they want to follow our baptismal, Gospel mandate to go and teach all nations. As a Church, we have to help one another. Catholic Voices does this.”
Catholic Voices USA is an offshoot of a British organization which was formed to explain the significance and truth of the Catholic Church’s teachings in advance of Pope Benedict’s visit to the U.K. in 2010.
Breitbart: Big Government
22 Oct 2013
by Dr. Susan Berry
Planned Parenthood Votes, a federal SuperPAC run by the nation’s biggest abortion provider, has spent nearly all of its cash on ads slamming Virginia’s pro-life Republican gubernatorial candidate, Ken Cuccinelli.
According to LifeSiteNews, Planned Parenthood Votes reported Friday that it spent nearly $1.1 million on a new anti-Cuccinelli ad purchase that left the SuperPAC with only $73,746 to pay its remaining bills totaling $59,919.
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, has called Cuccinelli’s defeat her “top priority.”
Working closely with Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe, who last week told students at George Mason University that he will be a “brick wall” against any limits on late-term abortions in Virginia, Planned Parenthood has produced ads and mailings that have characterized Cuccinelli as an extremist for his pro-life position and his determination to end public funding of the abortion giant.
Planned Parenthood’s mailings have referred to Cuccinelli as “extremely dangerous for women” because he sought restrictions on abortion-on-demand as attorney general, and for his vote, as a state senator, to overturn former Democrat Gov. Mark Warner’s veto of the partial birth abortion ban.
October 21, 2013
Hobby Lobby asks US Supreme Court to take up case over federal birth-control coverage mandate
OKLAHOMA CITY — Lawyers for Hobby Lobby asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to take up the company’s lawsuit against the federal health care law’s requirement that coverage include access to the morning-after pill.
Lawyers for the Oklahoma City-based craft store chain and its sister company, Mardel Christian bookstore, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case because of what they say are conflicting decisions by other courts regarding religious freedom.
“As the federal government embarks on an unprecedented foray into health care replete with multiple overlapping mandates, few issues are more important than the extent to which the government must recognize and accommodate the religious exercise of those it regulates ... Thus, Respondents agree with the government that this Court should grant the petition,” lawyers wrote in the 51-page filing.
In July, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton granted Hobby Lobby Mardel Christian bookstore a temporary exemption from a requirement that it provide insurance coverage for morning-after pills, similar emergency birth control methods and intrauterine devices.
National Catholic Register
October 22, 2013
CAIRO — Moderate Egyptians have spoken against the continuation of anti-Christian violence after a drive-by shooting targeted a wedding party at a Coptic Orthodox church in Cairo on Oct. 20.
Four persons were killed in the attack.
Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi denounced the “callous and criminal” attack, pledging that it would not succeed in dividing the Christian and Muslim communities, the BBC reported.
The dead, all members of the same family, included two young girls.
They were mourned by several thousand Christians on Monday. Their funeral took place at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Cairo’s Warraq district, the same church where the attack took place the day before.
The attack wounded 17 people, including several Muslims. It is the first instance of anti-Christian violence by Islamist radicals in Egypt’s capital, according to The Washington Post.