Good News Is Contagious

by Kristyn Komarnicki

Inspired by Heidi's public policy offerings for this week, I, too, decided we should focus on some of the good news recently announced in the press. Sometimes we forget to celebrate. Shame on us. Check out these celebratory stories, and let's thank God together!

A life lost is found again: The Felicia Delgado story (http://www.projo.com/opinion/columnists/content/CL_achorn13_07-13-10_UIJ4UT1_v22.1d61cb5.html)   (The Providence Journal)

Read about a new law in Rhode Island that allows "loitering-for-prostitution" charges to be expunged from the record, at a judge's discretion, and what that means for one woman in particular.

Abortion foes win a round in health overhaul (US_HEALTH_OVERHAUL_ABORTION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT)  (Associated Press)

Thanks to pressure from anti-abortion groups, the Health and Human Services Department announced that the new healthcare program will not cover abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother's life is in danger–exceptions traditionally allowed under federal law. That's a more restrictive policy than will be generally applied under Obama's new healthcare law.

Our voices for decency in advertising are heard (One Million Moms)

Because of an outpouring of protest over sexually provocative ads for Jiffy Lube and Bed Bath & Beyond, both companies have ditched their campaign ads for something more family friendly and appropriate. Read about other recent victories. http://www.onemillionmoms.com/victories.asp

Church Takes the Next Step to Help the Needy  (PRISM Magazine)

Monroe Covenant Church seems an unlikely place to start a job training and educational support ministry, especially when you learn that the ministry reached more than 4,500 people in 2009. After all, weekly worship attendance is usually less than 50 people.

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