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President Bashir's announcement of "an atmosphere for freedom" was welcomed by Human Rights Watch, which said "it hoped it would lead to an end to arbitrary detentions and torture under Sudan's strict national security laws."
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a "Reproductive Health Act" that is making national headlines. His state already has the highest abortion rate in the nation. His legislation would remove parental-notification laws and informed-consent laws, restrictions on taxpayer funding for abortion, and restrictions on late-term abortions.
After almost a year of delays, the Department of Health and Human Services released proposed changes to the contraceptive mandate on Friday — changes that turned out to be more tweak than transformation.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday proposed accommodations for religious groups concerning the controversial contraceptive mandate, but many religious and conservative organizations say the proposal does not go far enough.
Earlier this month, Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned arts-and-crafts retailer with 500 stores and 13,000 employees nationwide, announced that it would not comply with the HHS mandate. By doing so, the company has subjected itself to fines that could amount to a staggering $1.3 million a day.
The founders would not agree at all with the tyranny of the current administration in enforcing the HHS mandate -- a mandate that would never have come to be unless President Obama had given what now appears to be an empty promise that Obamacare would not fund abortion.