The Obama administration has filed legal papers appealing a decision by the Supreme Court to protect a group of Catholic nuns from being forced to obey the controversial birth control mandate.
As LifeNews reported this week, in a huge 11th-hour victory for pro-life advocates, the Supreme Court issued an order late Tuesday night stopping the Obama administration from forcing a group of Catholic nuns to obey the HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs and birth control.
The group Little Sisters of the Poor received a temporary injunction from the Supreme Court protecting them from the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate. The injunction means that the Little Sisters will not be forced to sign and deliver forms authorizing and directing others to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and drugs and devices that cause abortions.
The “deadliest words in the world” have been unveiled in a new documentary film about the reason why an estimated 200 million females have “disappeared.”
They are: “It’s a girl.”
Reggie Littleton, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, was recently in Hong Kong for the premier of the new project tellingly titled, “It’s a Girl.” She told WND it appears the world is becoming increasingly more aware of the violence perpetrated against infant girls in China and elsewhere.
A campaign accompanying the movie offers viewers an opportunity to help save baby girls.
Because only male offspring carry on the family name, millions of baby girls are aborted or killed after they are born in China and other countries.
“I killed eight girl children,” said one woman in the documentary.
The movie, which premiered in Hong Kong just days ago, represents growing opposition around the world to the forced abortions.
Littlejohn said more people are aware of the crisis now, but some interest has been lost since China’s Communist Party claimed last week that the forced-abortion policy had been eased.
Chinese officials said couples now will be allowed two children if either of the parents is an only child. Before the change, both parents were required to be only children.
However, Littlejohn pointed out forced abortion remains in place.
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An anti-abortion rally in Spain by Christian groups has been disrupted by a five topless women from the feminist group Femen chanting “Abortion is sacred.”
Rally participants tried to grab hold of the topless women and hit some of them with red spray paint before police intervened to stop the melee in downtown Madrid.
It was one of 46 such rallies planned in Spanish cities and towns on Sunday in support of a possible government proposal to add restrictions to a law that allows abortion until the 14th week of pregnancy.
Three female Femen members staged a topless protest in Spain’s Parliament on Oct. 9 as Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, an advocate to more abortion restrictions, addressed the lawmakers.
Former ’80s teen icon Molly Ringwald has thrown her support behind Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis for governor. Sort of.
The star of “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club” tweeted a photo of herself with the Democratic lawmaker who delivered a nearly 13-hour filibuster against new abortion restrictions in the state, with the caption: “Support this woman. The next governor of Houston, Texas.”
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