Posts Tagged:life

Join Us Saturday for the First Annual OK March for Life!

The event is open to families, parish groups, students, young adults and seniors, and will be child-friendly. Tickets and reservations are not required. “This is an exciting milestone for the state and the Catholic Church in Oklahoma. It will be a time to come together with other faiths to celebrate life and show our support…Read More

2022 March for Life to ‘Proceed as Planned’ Despite DC Vaccine Mandate, Expects ‘Even Higher Levels of Enthusiasm’

Organizers of the March for Life, which will take place days after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s vaccination mandate takes effect, announced Thursday that the annual event will proceed as planned. “The 49th annual March for Life, including the rally and pre-rally concert, will go on as planned,” the pro-life organization said in press release, noting…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

Pro-life attorney: ‘No court should be able to usurp state laws that protect human life’

On Dec. 1, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Many legal experts say the case presents the most momentous test yet of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. At issue is the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi law…Read More

Oklahoma governor commutes death sentence hours before execution

Oklahoma Gov. J. Kevin Stitt today commuted the death sentence of an inmate, hours before his scheduled execution. Julius Jones, who was scheduled to be executed today at 4 p.m. for a murder he says he did not commit, will have to serve a life imprisonment instead, without the possibility of parole. “After prayerful consideration…Read More

Gov. Kevin Stitt commutes Julius Jones’ sentence to life without possibility of parole

Gov. Kevin Stitt announced that he has commuted Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones’ sentence to life without the possibility of parole. Jones was sentenced to death for the 1999 murder of Edmond businessman and father Paul Howell. The death row inmate has maintained his innocence and has garnered national attention. Stitt’s decision comes more…Read More

Trump White House official calls on Stitt to grant Julius Jones clemency

Mercedes Schlapp, the White House Director of Strategic Communications under Trump, called on Governor Stitt to spare Julius Jones’ life. “We are pleading, praying for the Governor of Oklahoma to make the right decision,” Schlapp said. “I think it’s really important to be able to bring in the people who know Julius and can talk…Read More

Julius Jones loses in federal appeals court, fate now rests with Governor Kevin Stitt

High-profile death row inmate Julius Jones has lost at a federal appeals court, meaning his execution will be carried out Thursday unless Gov. Kevin Stitt intervenes. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Friday against Jones and three other inmates — Wade Greely Lay, Donald A. Grant and Gilbert Ray Postelle. Their…Read More

Parents Push Back for Their Children: Education Issue Key to Youngkin’s Victory in Virginia

Parents in Virginia weren’t thinking about starting a movement when they went to school board meetings to push for the reopening of their children’s classrooms after the COVID-19 lockdowns. But as they lobbied for in-person learning, they learned more about what their children were being taught and started asking questions, rousing other parents to action…Read More