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Planned Parenthood: 'We absolutely do celebrate' higher abortion totals
2014.07.21 - 12:00am - LifeSiteNews
Though Planned Parenthood has long claimed abortion is a tiny part of its mission, the president and CEO of one of its affiliates says the organization “absolutely” celebrates when its offices perform more abortions.

Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, wrote a blog post that verified a wide-spread story that the affiliate had given a Colorado office an award for increasing the number of abortions it performed. read more...
White House says Obama's LGBT executive order will not provide religious exemption
2014.07.21 - 12:00am - Washington Post
President Obama, resisting calls from several prominent faith leaders, will not include a new exemption for religiously affiliated government contractors when he issues an executive order Monday barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, the White House said Friday.

Obama announced last month that he would sign such an order after concluding that Congress was not going to act on a broader measure prohibiting discrimination based on sexual discrimination or gender identity by companies. read more...
Pro-lifers critique Obama admin over 'family planning' funding for immigrant children
2014.07.21 - 12:00am - LifeSiteNews
Pro-life leaders are criticizing a $350 million grant program from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) launched last month that would in part provide "family planning services" to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).

According to a HHS document describing the program, those who accept the grant money will take responsibility for the education, clothing, health, and general welfare of children under their care. The document says that immigrants will typically be between 12 and 17 years old, and stay for 30 to 35 days with those who take grant money from the Office of Refugee Resettlement. read more...
Hormonal contraceptives increases risk of gestational diabetes
2014.07.18 - 12:00am - UPI
In a recent health study, doctors found that women with a history of hormonal contraceptive use had 40 percent greater chance of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

Health researchers discovered the correlation by analyzing health data from some 2741 pregnancies -- data collected as for two surveys conducted by the Missouri Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) in 2007 and 2008. read more...
Former Planned Parenthood staffer: "we never discussed fetal development"
2014.07.18 - 12:00am - Live Action News
Catherine Anthony Adair worked at a Planned Parenthood clinic that performed abortions. In an interview I did with her, she spoke about what she witnessed there. read more...
Peruvian cardinal: Foreign groups use ""'blackmail""' to push abortion and gay agenda
2014.07.18 - 12:00am - LifeSiteNews
Peruvian Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani has strongly criticized efforts by international pro-abortion and pro-homosexual organizations to negatively influence foreign investment in Peru unless the country adopts laws favorable to their causes.

On his radio program “Faith Dialogues” recently, he called these efforts to promote agendas through financial means nothing but “blackmail,” and demanded Peruvian lawmakers ignore them. read more...