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    Filmmaker on Why Media Didn’t Cover Gosnell Case: ‘It Asks Too Many Awkward Questions’

    Producer Phelim McAleer talked today at The Heritage Foundation about his new project, “Gosnell,” a movie that examines the case of criminal abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Speaking at Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing, McAleer mused about why the media had largely ignored the Gosnell case: They just find more interesting stories when a … More

    Movie on Notorious Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Sets Funding Record

    UPDATE: The “Gosnell” movie hit a new milestone Saturday. The crowdfunding campaign topped $1 million, which makes it the largest non-celebrity film on any crowdfunding website, according to the movie’s producers. Thousands of donors have made pledges totaling more than $900,000 to finance a movie about Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit … More

    New York Fails to Inspect Abortion Clinics for Over a Decade

    According to The New York Post, the Department of Health in New York has, for more than a decade, failed to inspect a number of abortion clinics that it is charged with monitoring. The Post reports: “Eight of the 25 clinics were never inspected over the 2000–12 span, five were … More

    Texas Abortion Case Heading for Supreme Court

    A 3-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit has upheld H.B. 2, Texas’s abortion law made famous by state senator Wendy Davis’s eleven-hour filibuster last summer. Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers challenged parts of the law that would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital … More

    Heritage’s Salvatori Prize Goes to Families Fighting for Religious Freedom

    NEW ORLEANS — Two days after the Supreme Court heard arguments in defense of religious liberty against a controversial Obamacare mandate, The Heritage Foundation awarded its Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship to the two families who brought the suits—the Greens and the Hahns. The presentation was made during a luncheon at the Sheraton New … More

    Pope Francis Is Meeting Obama Tomorrow. But They’ll Never Be Besties.

    President Obama and Pope Francis aren’t likely to be best friends forever after they meet tomorrow—despite some journalists’ excitement over the event. “Obama To Find Ally On Justice In First Meeting With Pope Francis,” is The Huffington Post headline for a Reuters piece. “When Pope Francis meets President Obama, expect … More

    On Gloria Steinem's Birthday, Comments That Will Shock Today's Young Women

    Liberal feminist icon Gloria Steinem turns 80 today. She once said that “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Yet for all her talk about equality and rights, one right she worked diligently to deny millions of both sexes was the right … More

    Freedom Is Everyone’s Business—Not the Government’s

    The Supreme Court is currently embroiled in oral arguments over one of the most important religious liberty issues in recent years: Hearing challenges to Obamacare’s mandate to provide potentially life-ending drugs and devices. The high-stakes cases—brought by the Green family who own Hobby Lobby and the Hahn family who run … More

    WATCH: Tough Questions on Religious Freedom, Abortion Drugs

    Two cases before the Supreme Court are not about limiting a woman’s freedom to buy birth control, as they have been widely mischaracterized, but about challenging the government’s power to force Americans to violate their religious beliefs, a Heritage Foundation analyst said in an interview with The Foundry. Sarah Torre, … More

    The HHS Mandate and the Facts of Life

    Two families will be before the Supreme Court next week challenging the Obamacare mandate that requires employers—under threat of crippling fines—to provide coverage of potentially life-ending drugs and devices. To understand the mandate’s serious threat to religious freedom, some basic biology is helpful. An amicus brief filed by Americans United … More