Archive of May 1, 2013

Wider morning-after pill access harms teens, opponents say

May 1, 2013 - 05:05 pm .- Critics slammed the FDA’s decision to make the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill available without a prescription to teenagers as young as 15, saying the pill is dangerous for young women and can act as an abortion drug.

Survival of hot air balloon crash attributed to God's help

May 1, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- Family members and rescue workers are crediting God for what they described as the miraculous rescue of five women who survived a recent hot air balloon crash in Peru.

Kidnapped Syrian bishop in need of medicine

May 1, 2013 - 12:36 pm .- No news has emerged of the two kidnapped Orthodox bishops in Syria, more than a week since their disappearance, and reports have now surfaced that one is in grave need of medications for his health conditions.

Pope warns against work that enslaves man

May 1, 2013 - 10:42 am .- Marking the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis said at his General Audience this week that work should serve man and contribute to his dignity, rather than man serving his work.

Obama's Planned Parenthood claims rejected by former employee

May 1, 2013 - 04:05 am .- Although President Barack Obama told a Planned Parenthood conference last week that abortion opponents are stuck in the past, former clinic manager Abby Johnson says the youth of the pro-life movement suggests otherwise.

Critics say Calif. infertility bill violates children's rights

May 1, 2013 - 02:07 am .- A California bill ensuring that health care coverage for infertility treatments would be provided to same-sex couples is a violation of the basic human right for a mother and a father, critics charge.

Newark archdiocese says media 'mischaracterizing' accused priest

May 1, 2013 - 12:05 am .- The Archdiocese of Newark asserts that a local publication is inaccurately portraying the continued ministry of a priest who was accused of abusing a minor.

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