In the biblical story of the shepherd who left his sheep fold to find one lost sheep, we see a true testament to the value of every individual life. Though Americans might not realize it, this Judeo-Christian ethic is still alive in our culture–and we saw it on display in the freeing of journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said yesterday that a vote on health care reform legislation will not happen before the August congressional recess.
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) recently questioned Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) about the Kennedy health reform bill—and whether a new provision would include abortion providers—in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Sen. Mikulski confirmed that the bill “would include Planned Parenthood clinics” and “any service deemed medically necessary or medically appropriate.”