Planned Parenthood of Indiana President Betty Cockrum said the new licensing requirements could force a Lafayette, Indiana, clinic that provides non-surgical abortion services to close. read more
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The Obama administration filed a brief on Friday urging the Supreme Court to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, responds. read more
The bill, which shortens the existing limit of 25 weeks, now returns to the House for consideration of the Senate amendment. But Democratic Governor Mike Beebe has not said whether he would sign the bill into law.
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take up same-sex marriage next month, the very question of whether gay people constitute a vulnerable group that needs the court's help in asserting equal rights is also at stake. read more
In an ironic argument, a gay rights advocate is calling laws that don't allow for same-sex marriage "immoral" and plans to confront such laws across the country with a protest next week that will send gays out to request marriage licenses in 18 places. read more
The back-to-back speeches by Barack Obama and Marco Rubio underscored the differences between Democrats and Republicans that have brought gridlock to Washington for more than two years. read more
Read the complete text of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's remarks as prepared for delivery on Tuesday. Rubio gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.
President Obama challenged a divided Congress to raise the minimum wage and make government work for "the many" in a State of the Union speech focused on economic fairness for the middle class. read more
After decades of promoting traditionally conservative causes, many evangelical leaders are now wielding their formidable influence to persuade Republican lawmakers to back one of President Obama's top priorities. read more