Jump directly to the content

Liberty University to File Suit to Halt Health Care Legislation

Liberty University has announced that it will file a lawsuit challenging the federal health care legislation.

"Congress does not have unlimited authority to regulate private actions," Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University School of Law, said in a statement. "If the Constitution does not give Congress the power to act, then Congress cannot act. Congress clearly lacks the constitutional authority to force individuals to have, or private businesses to provide, health insurance."

Alex Isenstadt of Politico reports that thanks to the health care debates, abortion is poised to make a political comeback.

The Family Research Council, which has already spent nearly $2 million this cycle backing anti-abortion candidates across the country, is now considering wading into battles against anti-abortion Democrats like Pennsylvania Rep. Kathleen Dahlkemper, Virginia Rep. Thomas Perriello, Indiana Rep. Brad Ellsworth and West Virginia Reps. Alan Mollohan and Nick Rahall — all of whom voted for the health care bill Sunday.

... NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan told POLITICO that the lesson learned from the health care battle was that the abortion-rights movement, which has lacked the votes needed to shut down abortion funding language from anti-abortion Democrats throughout the health care reform push, needs more allies in Congress.

William McGurn writes about the death of the pro-life Democrats for the Wall Street Journal as Kathleen Parker looks at Stupak's fall from pro-life grace for the Washington Post.

President Obama will sign an executive order today that says that existing limits on the federal funding of abortion will remain under the new legislation. The event will be closed to the news media. The New York Timesreports that Representative Bart Stupak (D-Michigan and Senator Robert Casey (D-Pennsylvania) will attend.

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:March 24, 2010 at 10:55AM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Russell Moore and John Perkins Reflect on Racism at ERLC Summit
'I could have never known that we would be sitting here together,' said Perkins to fellow Mississippi native.
Revisiting Evangelicals' Favorite Same-Sex Marriage Laws
Indiana draws criticism while Utah draws praise in latest attempts to balance religious and gay rights.
Heaven Tourism Books Pulled from Nearly 200 Christian Bookstores
(UPDATED) LifeWay responds to Southern Baptist resolution on 'the sufficiency of Scripture regarding the afterlife.'
Attempt to Market Anti-Porn Ministry to Mark Driscoll Fans Goes Bad
Craig Gross on XXXchurch email blast to Resurgence list: 'They sold us your email for a penny.'
Christianity Today
Liberty University to File Suit to Halt Health Care Legislation