Add the name “Nancy Pelosi” to the official US delegation attending the installation March 19 of Pope Francis. Nancy Pelosi has said not having an abortion could be a death sentence for women; Pope Francis has said abortion is a death penalty for the unborn.
Pro-life advocates oppose ObamaCare because of its abortion provisions. The Hyde amendment, which must be renewed each year, is like a Dutch boy holding his finger in the dike. The moment the Hyde amendment is not renewed, ObamaCare prescribes abortion for any pregnancy. At a gathering of conservatives in DC, Senate leader Mitch McConnell stood next to a pile of papers 20,000 pages high-stacked flat, showing the volume of regulations from ObamaCare. He pledged Republicans would not give up repealing the measure and cited one report indicating that healthcare premiums will as much as double in the year 2014, which happens to be the next election for the U.S. Senate.
The UN has failed to address violence against women. Powerful western developed countries held the agreement hostage, demanding international abortion rights in exchange for protections. Reuters, AP and the New York Times are all falsely saying that some unnamed delegation wanted religious exemptions for violence against women.
The U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up the continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. When it does, newly elected pro-life Senator Ted Cruz of Texas says he is prepared to use any procedural means available to him to force an up or down vote on defunding ObamaCare for the remainder of the fiscal year.
The New York Times is leading a mainstream media charge and they are accusing the Holy See, the Vatican, and pro-life allies of obstructionism. The battle is at the United Nations and seems to be over a phrase, “inherent right to life”. That phrase is something the US and European Union nations are trying to strip from United Nations documents like the UN charter and the Universal Declaration on human rights. Somehow the word “obstructionism” misses the point.
Thomas Beckwith has filed the 50th lawsuit against the HHS mandate requiring employers to pay for government-sponsored interdiction of pregnancy. What makes his action interesting is that Beckwith’s ancestors came to America in the 1600-hundreds to escape religious persecution and also fought in the Revolutionary war. The Thomas More Law Center filed the lawsuit in a Florida federal district court.