Archive for: December, 2021

Abortion, religious liberty, vaccine cases top Supreme Court’s busy 2021

This past year was busy for the nation’s high court, particularly with issues of interest to Catholics regarding abortion, religious liberty, COVID-19 vaccine mandates and the death penalty. This fall, all eyes were particularly on the court with its two cases looking at abortion laws in Texas and Mississippi. After hearing oral arguments in November,…Read More

Fishing for Abortion Stories, News Outlet Receives Unexpected Response

In the days leading up to Christmas 2021, ABC News’ FiveThirtyEight, which reports on politics, science, and sports, tweeted out a call for abortion stories. “Do you have an abortion story?” As more states pass restrictions on abortions and the Supreme Court considers a possible overturn of Roe v Wade, FiveThirtyEight reporter Amelia Thomason-DeVoe wanted…Read More

Ohio Gov Mike DeWine Signs Bill to Require Life-Saving Treatment for Babies Who Survive Abortions

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a pro-life bill into law Wednesday to ensure that babies who survive abortions receive life-saving medical care. DeWine, a pro-life Republican, signed the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act (Senate Bill 157) surrounded by a Christmas tree and other decorations commemorating the birth of the Christ Child. The state legislature passed the bill by a strong…Read More

Census Bureau Announces Lowest Birthrate in U.S. History

The United States Census Bureau announced Tuesday that America’s population increased at a slower rate in 2021 than any previous year “since the founding of the nation.” Citing “historical decennial censuses and annual population estimates,” the bureau reported that “population grew only 0.1%” in 2021: The year 2021 is the first time since 1937 that…Read More

Illicit marijuana in Oklahoma: ‘You probably don’t even understand the magnitude of it’

A lot of new pickup trucks are kicking up dust on rural Oklahoma roads. The drivers, in many cases, are not familiar to longtime locals and seem to prefer it that way. Stories abound of strangers showing up with bundles of cash and paying far above market rates for farmland that’s quickly converted to marijuana…Read More

Sen. Standridge files bills to address indoctrination in Oklahoma schools

Sen. Rob Standridge has filed two bills addressing the indoctrination of children in school classrooms and on college campuses. The first deals with sexually-graphic books in public schools, public charter schools, and school libraries while the second tackles diversity course requirements in colleges and universities. “The purpose of our common education system is to teach…Read More

Pro-life advocates decry FDA decision allowing women to get abortion pills by mail

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted restrictions on mifepristone, a drug approved for use in medical abortions, on Thursday. The decision authorizes doctors to prescribe the drugs online and mail the pills, allowing women to perform early abortions — up to ten weeks of gestation — without leaving their homes. The FDA first approved…Read More

Healthcare Workers in NY Ask Supreme Court to Block State’s Vaccine Mandate

Healthcare workers in New York asked the Supreme Court to block the state’s vaccine mandate. The court responded yesterday denying the request. Although the justices were split on this decision, the court will allow the mandate to stay in place without providing religious freedom exemptions. Director of the Conscience Project, Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, joins to tell…Read More

Opinion: Seven Reasons to Let Parents Choose

Access to a good education is something that every Oklahoma student should enjoy, not just a select few. It’s time for state lawmakers to allow per-student funding to follow the student to their school of choice, whether public or private. Here are seven reasons why school freedom makes sense. Parents’ rights. “Education is child-rearing,” Greg…Read More

Nuns and Catholic hospitals head to court over HHS transgender mandate

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments Wednesday over whether a Health and Human Services mandate can force religious-based hospitals to perform sex-reassignment procedures that could cause “harm” to patients, plaintiffs say. Earlier this year, President Joe Biden’s administration restored federal protections for gay and transgender people, allowing them to sue…Read More