On Dec. 16, the U.S. government permanently eased some
restrictions on mifepristone, a pill used to terminate early
pregnancies, allowing the drug to be sent by mail rather than
requiring it to be dispensed in person. However, 19 states including Texas have laws that supersede the FDA decision by barring telehealth consultations or mailing of abortion pills.
Sen. Tim Kaine has decided to not attend the National Prayer Breakfast next year.
The National Prayer Breakfast is sponsored by the
Fellowship Foundation (also known as “The Family”) and is largely funded by the notorious anti-gay hate preacher Franklin Graham. [Read details.]
The Supreme Court, on
Dec. 13, turned down two requests to block New York’s vaccine mandate for health care workers. Two groups of health care workers
were arguing that it violates their constitutional right to freely exercise their religion. [Read details.]
Two similar cases, involving federal mandates, are scheduled for SCOTUS review on January 7th..”