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By Doug Carlson - Mar 1, 2012

When the Department of Health and Human Services announced in January that virtually all employers must cover contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization free of charge under their insurance plans, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and others in the faith community immediately began calling for its reversal on grounds that the rule tramples freedom of religion and conscience.…

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LIFE DIGEST: ‘Intensity gap’ prompts NARAL departure

By Tom Strode - May 15, 2012

The “intensity gap” on abortion in the United States helped convince the president of NARAL Pro-choice America to step aside.

Nancy Keenan, head of one of the country’s leading abortion rights organizations for nearly eight years, will leave her post at the end of the year, The Washington Post reported May 10.…

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The HHS Mandate and Religious Freedom

By Barrett Duke - May 29, 2012

Today, the Obama Administration is actively engaged in an effort to trample the First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom. It is doing this by requiring people of faith to participate in its so-called contraceptives mandate.…

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LIFE DIGEST: Egg donors kept in dark on lethal research

By Tom Strode - Jan 10, 2012

Many American fertility clinics do not disclose to women who donate eggs that embryos from those eggs may be used in destructive research.

A new survey of 100 clinics found only 20 of the 66 that said they use consent forms and perform research on leftover embryos informed donors about such research, Reuters News Service reported Dec.…

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