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  • An Alabama woman could be charged with murder after shooting a pregnant woman and killing her unborn child:

    Lt. Fred Forsythe said officers are now looking into whether the gunshot wound caused the miscarriage, something that would turn the case into the department’s first homicide investigation of the year.

    If that happens, [the] first-degree assault charge would likely be upgraded to murder, the lieutenant said.

  • On last Sunday’s Meet the Press, President Obama’s Chief of Staff Jack Lew said:

    MR. LEW: Yeah, David, on Friday we had a broad range of groups endorse where the president’s policy is. We had the Catholic Health Association, which understands health care extremely well and is true to Catholic beliefs. We had the Catholic Charities, we had Planned Parenthood. There’s a broad consensus that this is the right approach. That doesn’t mean that everyone agrees with it.

    MR. GREGORY: So you can move forward without the church’s hierarchy being on board.

    MR. LEW: I think that we, you know, the fact that the Catholic Health Association, Catholic Charities support what the president announced on Friday reflects the fact that we hit that important balance between providing a woman the guarantee that she has access to the kinds of preventive health care that she needs and that we’ve respected the religious liberty of the institutions.

    Yeah, that wasn’t true. From the Catholic Charities web site:

    In response to a great number of mischaracterizations in the media, Catholic Charities USA wants to make two things very clear:

    1. We have not endorsed the accommodation to the HHS mandate that was announced by the Administration last Friday.

    2. We unequivocally share the goal of the US Catholic bishops to uphold religious liberty and will continue to work with the USCCB towards that goal.

    Any representation to the contrary is false.

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