HEALTH CARE // Senators prepare for a revised health care bill expected to be released today. The latest draft is expected to include an amendment by conservative Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee which would allow insurance companies to offer less-expensive plans that do not have to meet all of Obamacare’s regulations so long as they provide at least one plan which does. http://cvote.it/2tgtOv1
SHOOTING // Rep. Steve Scalise has left the intensive care unit but remains in serious condition. He was shot by a madmen in an attempted mass shooting against Republican lawmakers last month. Join us in continuing to pray for his recovery. http://cvote.it/2tgqdwM
MEDIA // ABC News smears Alliance Defending Freedom as an “anti-LGBT hate group” in a news story about a speech delivered by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the pro-family organization. http://cvote.it/2tKTMdD
PP SCANDAL // A federal judge holds attorneys for pro-life investigators in contempt for posting a new video exposing Planned Parenthood’s executives laughing and joking about abortion procedures — including illegal procedures. http://cvote.it/2tKCCg5
SENATE 2018 // Musician Kid Rock says he’s running for the Senate seat in Michigan in 2018. Kid Rock is a supporter of Trump and endorsed Romney in 2012, but he is not pro-life. “I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do,” he said. http://cvote.it/2tgwoRt
CULTURE // Once again, the Washington Post publishes vile abortion propaganda. This time with an op-ed titled: “Dating an abortion provider can be cool.” http://cvote.it/2tgt9tB
CATHOLIC // Unfortunate news: The predominantly Catholic island nation of Malta has legalized so-called same-sex “marriage.” http://cvote.it/2tgk6sy
CATHOLIC // Twelve men are set to be ordained in Scotland this year. Back in 2008, the number was zero. http://cvote.it/2tgvnsX
PERSEVERANCE // The saint who was addicted to drugs for 30 years. Despite his addiction, he continued to pray for deliverance and went to confession often to try and free himself from its grips. http://cvote.it/2tKQh6H
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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.