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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The POLST Paradigm
By Elizabeth Wickham, PhD

POLST forms and guidelines are something that all people—-especially those under the care of a doctor—-should be aware of and understand. Today’s guest commentary addresses this growing trend and explains why we should be very wary of it. 

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An Open Letter to Cardinal Dolan

American Life League

Judie Brown, president of American Life League, yesterday issued an open letter to Cardinal Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, respectfully requesting the cardinal rescind the invitation issued to President Obama to the Alfred E. Smith dinner in October.  

Louisiana College calls administration’s

bluff on mandate’s religious freedom violations

Alliance Defending Freedom

Louisiana College filed a response in federal court Friday to the U.S. Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss the college’s lawsuit against the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate. The lawsuit challenges the unconstitutional mandate, which requires religious employers to provide insurance coverage for abortion pills at no cost to employees regardless of religious or moral objections. The college’s response, filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Louisiana College v. Sebelius, pokes holes in the Obama administration’s contention that the lawsuit should be dismissed.  

Major setback for Planned Parenthood as

case against abortion giant advances

American Center for Law and Justice

[ACLJ’s] federal lawsuit against Planned Parenthood in Texas alleges that the abortion giant defrauded taxpayers by charging state and federal governments for services not actually provided, medically unnecessary services, and services that are not covered under Medicaid and other programs. On Friday, a federal court agreed with the ACLJ that these allegations, if proven, constitute fraud in violation of federal law. The federal court in Texas denied Planned Parenthood’s attempt to have this critical case against the abortion giant thrown out.