US Senator Rand Paul, who seems to be interested in the Republican nomination for President in 2016, says he sees the morning after pill as a form of birth control. Here’s the complication — a new baby may already be conceived before the pill is taken. Although WebMD estimates fertilization takes 24 hours, in some cases it may be as quick as 30 minutes. So the morning after pill could result in an extremely early term abortion, something that Paul’s Tea Party supporters may not appreciate.
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Students are frequently taught that a corporation is a legal person. Since a living, breathing person has religious rights, why wouldn’t a corporate person? Although the Supreme Court did not buy that argument completely, it did open the door widely enough to exempt Hobby Lobby and similar companies that have been protesting the contraceptive mandate of ObamaCare. Under the new ruling, a company must be closely held to meet the exemption, which means there are a limited number of stockholders. Furthermore, such stock is publicly traded only on occasion.
A federal judge has put the administration’s mandate, that covers drugs which may induce abortion, on hold for almost 200 evangelical organizations. It’s a close call for the ministries, which were facing a January 1, 2014 compliance deadline. The hold lasts until the respective cases proceed through court.