Category Archives: Legislation

Three Facts You Need to Know about the Fight in Indiana

Last week Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed their state ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’ into law. The law is nearly identical to the federal law introduced by Senator Charles Schumer, passed 97-3 by the Senate, and signed by President Clinton in 1993. The law protects the freedom of all people of faith to live, breathe, and practice their [...]

Indiana is the new Brendan Eich

In 1993, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) passed the Democrat controlled U.S. House of Representatives unanimously. It passed the U.S. Senate (also controlled by Democrats) by a vote of 97-3. It was signed into law by Bill Clinton. RFRA, allows the government to place a “substantial burden” on someone’s religious beliefs and practice so [...]

A Lesson in Selling Death: California Passes Suicide Bill

  In the encyclical Evangelium Vitae (which, given recent events, Catholics would do well to revisit in earnest), St. John Paul II warned of the tendency to obscure the true nature of certain dehumanizing acts through ambiguous or overly technical language: “Given such a grave situation, we need now more than ever to have the [...]

A Pro-Life Politician Goes Horribly Wrong

Arkansas State Rep. Kim Hammer had a strong record of defending life. He was a co-sponsor of bill in the Arkansas Legislature to ban abortions after twenty weeks and supported another bill to ban abortions when a heartbeat can be detected. However sterling his pro-life bona fides though, it cannot excuse his most recent proposal [...]

Why Conservatives Should Want to End the Death Penalty

Capital punishment is often used as a “cover” issue by conservatives and liberals. For those who self-identify as liberal, being against capital punishment can be a way to be pro-life without having to oppose “reproductive rights.” For self-professed conservatives, opposing capital punishment can be a way to defend against the charge that they only care [...]


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