The title of Alaska House Bill 173 is: "An Act defining 'medical necessary abortion' for purposes of making payments under the state Medicaid Program." Opponents of the bill see it as an underhanded attempt to limit choice.
The weather this past week has been fantastic with cold but sunny days, and it seems as though it may continue into the beginning of this week.
In reading some of the responses to my previous article in the Juneau Empire, I noticed a common argument among those who disagreed with me and who are opposed to SJR 9 (and its companion measure in the House, HJR 1).
These past two weeks I have been reflecting on proposed legislation endorsed by Gov. Sean Parnell that would place before the voters the repeal of the Blaine Amendment in the Alaska Constitution.
It was a surprise for me to learn that Pope Francis recently spoke about a priest in Alaska during a meeting with 120 major superiors of religious orders of men at the Vatican. The meeting with the major superiors was meticulously planned.
"While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
I 'googled' New Year resolution statistics and found some interesting data from the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology dated January 1, 2014. They offered a list of the top ten New Year's resolutions for 2014. They are: 1.
When I walk to the office in the morning or home in the evening I listen to various things on my iPhone.
"The best gift a father can give his children is to love their mother." I heard this phrase long ago and it has stuck with me.
In recent decades, public interest in what a pope has to say has rarely gone beyond Catholic circles, but recent statements and interviews with Pope Francis have been the subject of great interest and comment outside of the Catholic world.
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