Matt Bruenig of the People’s Policy Project has authored a new paper offering a comprehensive set of pro-family policies, as progressives and Democrats increasingly turn to this important subject: The seven benefits in the paper are: Baby box. Three months before the birth of a child, each family will receive a box that contains essential… Read More People’s Policy Project Releases Bold Pro-Family Plan
On May 4, Congressional Republicans gathered in the Rose Garden at the White House to celebrate a 217-213 vote to pass H.R. 1628 (the American Health Care Act, or the AHCA) that finally accomplished something they had tried more than 50 times before: to repeal and replace the ACA, also known as “Obamacare” (even though… Read More The AHCA Doesn’t Meet Catholic Social Teaching, Pro-Life Standards
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared two West African nations—Senegal and Nigeria—free of the Ebola virus. This encouraging news of the successful containment of imported cases of Ebola is tempered by worrying figures. More than 10,000 cases—all but 27 of them have occurred inside Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea—have been reported in eight countries,… Read More A Glimmer of Hope in the Struggle to Contain the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak
Check out these recent articles from around the web: Mercy, Part I by Michael Sean Winters: “Most of us Christians grew up with the idea that the God of the Hebrews was an angry God. Certainly, many Christians have conceived him as such. But, Kasper sets out to destroy this myth and largely succeeds.” Part… Read More Around the Web
Millennial co-founder Christopher Hale has co-written a new article in Time. They write: A person’s access to quality healthcare shouldn’t depend on who their boss is. And an employer shouldn’t be heavily fined if they don’t compromise their religious convictions in providing healthcare for their staff. President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is a monumental first… Read More After Hobby Lobby: A Single-Payer Health Care Solution?
Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City has called out those who claim to be pro-life but oppose extending healthcare coverage to those who need it. In affirming the Church’s “Whole Life” approach to the sanctity of life, the bishop has taken a strong stand for human life and dignity by backing Medicaid expansion. He… Read More Bishop John Wester: Pro-life? Support Medicaid Expansion
Ambassador Samantha Power: “A woman in a poor country is still fifteen times more likely to die giving birth than her wealthier counterpart. That is just wrong: for any mother anywhere, a bank account should never spell the difference between death and life.”