Archive of April 25, 2009

New FDA policy could help cover up cases of statutory rape, pro-life group says

Apr 25, 2009 - 05:30 pm .- Reacting to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that it would allow 17-year-olds to purchase the “morning after” birth control pill without a doctor’s prescription or parental knowledge, Students for Life of America has charged that the policy would help cover up cases of rape.

Hurricane Katrina-damaged statue once again secure atop Biloxi church

Apr 25, 2009 - 02:39 pm .- The statue of St. Michael the Archangel, which was toppled from its perch atop the parish’s day chapel by Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, was securely reattached to the seashell shaped roof on March 29, despite having been desecrated days earlier by vandals who broke the sword off of the statue.

Archbishop Hughes avoids Xavier commencement over pro-abortion speaker

Apr 25, 2009 - 07:43 am .- Archbishop of New Orleans Alfred Hughes, reiterating his “disappointment” with Xavier University of Louisiana, has said that he will not attend the school’s commencement exercises, saying pro-abortion rights strategist Donna Brazile’s appearance as its spring 2009 commencement speaker contradicts support for those “in their mother’s wombs.”

Sebelius veto of partial-birth abortion law brings HHS nomination into question

Apr 25, 2009 - 12:54 am .- Kansas Governor and HHS Secretary nominee Kathleen Sebelius has vetoed a bill that would change a state law further regulating late-term abortions. The veto prompted much protest from pro-life leaders as Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said her nomination should be withdrawn if questions about her stand on abortion are not answered.

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