Category Archive for: family

Supreme Court must return abortion debate to voters and legislatures, says Mississippi brief

The Supreme Court’s precedents on legal abortion are so tangled and misguided that abortion law should be returned to the people and their representatives in the legislatures, backers of a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks have said. “Finally forced to defend those cases, respondents drive home the stark reality: Roe and Casey are…Read More

Before Supreme Court, Kentucky’s attorney general asks to intervene in defense of pro-life law

The office of Kentucky’s attorney general appeared at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking to be allowed to intervene in defense of the state’s dismemberment abortion ban. Kentucky’s pro-life law, H.B. 454, passed the state legislature in 2018 and was signed into law by then-governor Matt Bevin (R). It bans the practice of live dismemberment…Read More

US bishops welcome increased refugee admissions cap

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Monday their positive reaction to the news that the refugee cap will increase to 125,000 for the coming fiscal year. “The last few years have had a devastating impact on refugee resettlement, all while we witness the greatest forced migration crises in decades,” said an Oct. 11…Read More

Assisted suicide undermines medicine, targets the vulnerable, panel warns

Assisted suicide undermines the practice of medicine and endangers persons with disabilities, a panel of experts argued in an online event held on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The event, titled “Deadly, Not Dignified,” was hosted by the Maryland Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the three Catholic dioceses in Maryland. “Medicine is a noble profession.…Read More

Parents respond to DOJ, school boards’ statements: ‘I am what a domestic terrorist looks like?’

The Justice Department (DOJ) is facing a wave of backlash as parents criticize its recent decision to investigate potential acts of violence against school boards across the country. It came after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) asked the Biden administration for assistance, suggesting that the threats and acts of violence were similar to domestic…Read More

Biden administration allows funding of abortion referrals, providers under new rule

The Biden administration will allow Planned Parenthood and other clinics providing abortions to once again receive federal family planning funds, although the funds cannot directly pay for abortions. In a final rule announced on Monday, clinics participating in the Title X family planning program – which funds contraceptives and family planning services for low-income communities…Read More

Do women need abortion to succeed? Women legal scholars say no

Women need abortion to succeed, according to a recent U.S. Supreme Court brief filed by more than 500 female athletes. But not all women agree. In another brief for the same case, hundreds of professional women present a different argument: Abortion harms women. Law professors Teresa Collett and Helen Alvaré and legal scholar Erika Bachiochi…Read More

Sen. Julie Daniels, Senate colleagues request Oklahoma State School Boards Association denounce letter from the National School Boards Association

Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, and 12 additional state senators, sent a letter to the Executive Director of the Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA), Shawn Hime, on Friday, asking him to denounce statements from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent to President Joe Biden. Daniels referenced a letter sent by NSBA to the president…Read More