Charlie Wilson supports the HHS mandate

Or, at least, his recent comments make it seem that way. BFFsCharlie Wilson, the Catholic former pro-life former congressman from Ohio’s sixth district wants his seat back. Charlie Wilson voted for Obamacare. He was one of those on-the-fence last-minute votes that put Obamacare over the top. Charlie Wilson recently expressed pride in his votes while in Congress. But when I wrote about his ... More

In Fight Between HHS & Bishops, Let’s Remember Who Has the Most to Lose: Sexually Exploited Young Women

Probably the best person to discuss the ongoing dispute between the USCCB, Kathleen Sebelius of HHS, and the Obama administration is Steven Wagner. He was the director of the Human Trafficking Program at Health and Human Services from 2003-2006, and was the architect of the original program to aid victims of human trafficking administered by the USCCB. Wagner rightly points out that Kathleen Seb... More

House to Hold Hearing on Anti-Catholic HHS Discrimination Next Thursday

Big news that I saw on the wire : Next week the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the administration’s decision not to renew funding for United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) program to assist human trafficking victims. According to news reports, the decision was made due to USCCB’s pro-life stance and funds were withheld despite objectio... More

Breaking: 27 Senators Demand HHS Explain Denial of Grant to US Bishops

I’ve been trying to watch the live-feed of the public sessions and press conferences of the U.S. Bishops meeting in Baltimore today, where religious liberty issues have frequently come up. Today witnessed another important development in Washington, DC: Senators Rubio and Ayotte Twenty-seven U.S. senators requested information on how the Department of Health and Human Services graded appli... More

The New Seamless Garment

Being a Catholic in public life is simply being a Catholic. From a conversation I had with Thad McCotter, congressman from Michigan, this week: LOPEZ: How does being Catholic affect how you approach public life? REPRESENTATIVE MCCOTTER: Ultimately, our life shall be measured as a whole. Thus, I do not muse on how being a Catholic affects my public life; I think about how being a Catholic affects ... More

Libya: Obama Could Have Been Presidential. Instead, Pull the Plug.

Obama's Kosovo? Or Somalia? I’m with Brad on Obama and Libya. Except when I’m not. I would love to see Obama’s wings clipped. The czars, the health care takeover, the use of TARP funds to buy auto companies, the energy policy aimed to drag us back to the heady days of the 1970s (if not the 1570s), the “beer summit,” the bowing, the fecklessness, the arrogance (th... More

House Pro-Abort Dems In Shambles? And how we can continue the disintegration…

A curious thing happened last night on the way to the U.S. House of Representatives Chamber: Democrats forgot their notes. Steven Ertelt has a lengthy report detailing the strange behavior exhibited by pro-abort Democrats, who were expected to press for amendments to overturn pro-life budget provisions (introduced by pro-life Republicans) during last night’s debate on the Continuing Resoluti... More

The Coat Hanger in the House

House, M.D., that is. Lisa Edelstein, co-star of the Fox medical drama, is starring in a new MoveOn ad, attacking House Republicans. During the commercial, Edelstein narrates: Decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back alley abortions. Or, they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse. So when the Republican Party launched an all out assault on women’s health, pushing bill... More
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Pro-Life House Takes on Abortion and Conscience Rights

The new pro-life House of Representatives has scheduled two hearings next week on bills that will make sure the federal government stays out of the abortion business and protects the conscience of pro-life health care providers.  On Tuesday February 8 at 4 pm, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution will have a hearing on H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Ac... More
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LiveAction Sting: Planned Parenthood of NJ abets undercover pimp’s underage sex ring

Lila Rose of LiveAction has once again exposed how Planned Parenthood victimizes women: The nation’s largest abortion business has been caught in video in an undercover investigation covering up for and coaching a man and a woman posing as sex traffickers and inquiring about how to obtain abortions for the women they victimized. The sting operation has the actors looking into testing for sexu... More

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