Hundreds of police officers assembled at the Homewood Church of Christ for the funeral of Birmingham Officer Robert Sanderson, the first casualty of abortion clinic bombings in the United States. Sanderson, an eight-year member of the Birmingham police department, worked off-duty as a clinic security guard. “When a police officer dies everyone suffers. We have to pull together,” said Birmingham police officer James Hickey.
Emily Lyons, the clinic’s head nurse and counselor, was also injured during the explosion of the nail and gunpowder-filled bomb. Lyons, who remains in the hospital, lost her left eye and suffered injuries to her face, legs and abdomen.
5/1/2015 House Reverses DC Law Banning Reproductive Health Discrimination by Employers - The US House of Representatives voted Thursday night to overturn a Washington, DC, law that makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who use their insurance to cover procedures like in-vitro fertilization or abortion and contraception like birth control pills and IUDs for themselves, their spouses, or their children.
The District's council passed the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act last year. . . .
4/30/2015 400 Women and Children Have Been Rescued From Boko Haram in Nigeria - In two different operations in under a week, Nigerian troops have rescued more than 400 women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram.
On Tuesday, Nigerian troops announced they rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram - and today news has come out that troops rescued another 160 women and children.
While the news is promising and shows progress made in Nigeria to combat Boko Haram, the girls rescued were not the Chibok girls who inspired the #BringBackOurGirls movement last year. . . .