Archive for: November, 2017

US tax reform bill could repeal Johnson Amendment

The Johnson Amendment, a 1954 provision which prohibits churches and nonprofit groups from making public endorsements of political candidates, could be repealed through the tax reform bill currently in the US Senate. The repeal was packaged into the bill which passed the House a few weeks ago, but has yet to be approved by the…Read More

Is the FBI preparing to investigate Planned Parenthood?

An FBI request for un-redacted Planned Parenthood documents from the U.S. Senate could signal an investigation into whether the abortion giant illegally sold fetal tissue from aborted babies. The request was made to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) referred Planned Parenthood and several other organizations that perform abortions to the…Read More

US Bishops Issue Call for Much Needed Immigration Reform

As the conclusion of a lengthy discussion on migration, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops decided Monday to draft a statement from their president expressing the need for humane and just immigration reform. The Nov. 13 proposal was first floated by Archbishop Michael Sheehan, Archbishop Emeritus of Santa Fe. After debating how to go about…Read More

SCOTUS Hears Abortion Info Requirement for Pro-life Centers

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will consider a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to display information about how to obtain an abortion. Opponents of the law welcomed the high court’s Nov. 13 decision to hear the case. “Forcing anyone to provide free advertising for the abortion industry is unthinkable –…Read More

Object to abortion? You might need this law, Congressman says

Washington D.C., Nov 8, 2017 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life health care workers and institutions need stronger legal protections from pressure to help provide abortions, backers of proposed federal legislation have said. “Healthcare is about saving life, eradicating disease, mitigating disability —not taking life,” U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said Nov. 8. “At the…Read More