Archive for: August, 2021

Pro-abortion groups appeal to Supreme Court against Texas’ ‘Heartbeat Act’

Pro-abortion groups are asking the Supreme Court to block Texas’ law that would allow private citizens to sue abortion providers for illegal abortions. The law bans most abortions in the state after the detection of a fetal heartbeat – as early as five weeks into pregnancy On Monday, several abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood’s affiliates in…Read More

Contaminated marijuana is flooding Oklahoma’s medical market amid ongoing state enforcement issues

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kenny Novotny had a problem. The owner of 1440 Processing was seeing failing lab results on 90% of cannabis he bought and submitted independently for testing. State Question 788 says only that an employer may not discriminate against an employee simply because of their status as a medical marijuana patient. This means…Read More

As Supreme Court strikes down eviction moratorium, Catholic Charities urges aid for renters

The Supreme Court struck down a nationwide moratorium on evictions late Thursday. Housing advocates are urging that congressional aid for those facing eviction should be a top priority. In a 6-3 ruling delivered Aug. 26, the Supreme Court determined that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) overstepped its authority in ordering the eviction moratorium…Read More

Julius Jones’ attorneys push back on Oklahoma AG’s request for execution date

Attorneys for a prominent death row inmate are pushing back on the Oklahoma attorney general’s request that an execution date be set for Oct. 28. Julius Jones’ legal team filed a motion Friday asking the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to disregard the request from Attorney General John O’Connor, who asked this week that execution dates…Read More

Investigation by Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommends Julius Jones not be executed

An investigator for the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board wrote in her report under “Investigator recommendation” that death prisoner Julius Jones be granted life in prison, either with or without the possibility of parole. Jones, 41, has spent two decades on death row for the 1999 killing of Edmond businessman Paul Howell. Jones has maintained…Read More

1,500 Americans Still in Afghanistan with 5 Days Left to Withdraw

The deadline for the US withdrawal from Afghanistan is just 5 days away. Lawmakers are asking questions of the Biden Administration about what is next for US involvement there. Some have expressed security concerns with the vetting system for Afghans arriving in the US. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he’s worried about America’s safety,…Read More

Execution dates requested for Julius Jones, 6 other inmates by new Oklahoma AG

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor has requested an execution date for Julius Jones. According to the AG’s office, they’ve requested October 28th be Jones’s execution date. Advocates for Julius Jones say this request undermines public faith in the justice process. Jones is currently scheduled to have a commutation hearing on September 13th. “It is shocking–…Read More

Congress Plans to Fund Abortions With New Medicaid-Like Program

Congressional Democrats are reportedly planning to use their $3.5 trillion “human capital” infrastructure package to create a new federal healthcare program that would work around the leadership of pro-life red states which have rejected Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. Democrats are likely to present their proposal as a way to get “needed” healthcare coverage to Americans being…Read More

Pro-Life Leader Decries Bill to Fund Abortions through Reconciliation

March for Life Action President Thomas McClusky wrote a letter to Congress Monday decrying the Biden administration’s plans to prop up the abortion industry with taxpayer funding from the upcoming $3.5 trillion spending bill. “I am writing to voice our opposition to the $3.5 trillion budget busting legislation, S. Con. Res. 14, setting forth the…Read More