Over 130,000 petition signatures are calling on a Texas court to drop felony and misdemeanor charges facing two pro-life activists who produced last year's undercover videos purporting to expose illegalities in Planned Parenthood's fetal tissue compensation practices.
Last month, a Harris County grand jury responsible for investigating whether a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston violated state and federal laws when selling aborted baby specimens to researchers cleared Planned Parenthood officials of wrongdoing and instead indicted the producers of the Center for Medical Progress videos on felony charges of tampering with a governmental record.
In addition, CMP founder David Daleiden was indicted on a misdemeanor charge related to attempting to illegally purchase human tissue. more >>
The Center for Medical Progress has released a video that purports to show overlooked evidence that reveals how a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic used accounting gimmicks to disguise its illegal profiting from the sell of aborted baby parts to researchers.
The Tuesday release of CMP's latest video comes two days before CMP's indicted founder, David Daleiden, will present himself in Harris County court to address felony and misdemeanor charges that came as a result of a grand jury investigation into a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic's fetal tissue reimbursement practices.
Although CMP and pro-life supporters believe that CMP's fifth video released last year shows a Houston Planned Parenthood official explaining how the clinic skirts around state and federal fetal tissue reimbursement laws, it was Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, who were indicted with felony charges last month for tampering with governmental records, while officials from Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast were cleared of criminal wrongdoing. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has posted a list of the top five most worrisome trends he sees developing in American churches, identifying liberal pastors and youths rejecting Christianity as some of his biggest concerns.
"More watering down of the Word to accommodate our culture's lies. We're consistently seeing more and more churches compromising on God's Word in order to preach what is perceived by our culture as a loving and tolerant message (e.g., supporting gay 'marriage')," he wrote Tuesday about the first trend.
"But it's really a message that's loving and tolerant of sin but contrary to the Word of God, which should be our standard for morality (2 Timothy 3:16). Over the next year and beyond, I anticipate we will see more of 2 Timothy 4:3–4 coming true as many churches become places to satisfy 'itching ears' rather than places to satisfy a thirst for truth." more >>
Weeks ago, I walked into our crisis pregnancy center and witnessed a miracle. I have been volunteering as a counselor for over 7 years now and never before have I seen this. I was honored to see God's handiwork up close — watching the face and eyes of the woman who received a redemptive gift.
If you aren't familiar with the abortion pill RU-486, I would like to introduce you before going any further. RU-486 is not a contraceptive. RU-486 kills an unborn baby (typically within 5-7 weeks of conception) whose heart has already begun to beat.
RU-486 is an artificial steroid that interferes with the action of progesterone, a hormone crucial to the early progress of pregnancy. Progesterone stimulates the increased development of the uterine lining, which nourishes the developing child. It also suppresses normal uterine contractions, which could dislodge the child implanted and growing on the wall of the mother's womb. more >>
A pro-life organization claims it has obtained proof that shows the Houston Planned Parenthood clinic that was cleared of criminal wrongdoing by a Texas grand jury last week illegally profited off the sell of aborted baby body parts. The organization is now calling on the Harris County district attorney to resign from her position.
After a Harris County grand jury conducted an investigation into evidence obtained by the Center for Medical Progress' undercover Planned Parenthood videos released last year that allegedly shows Planned Parenthood officials discussing how the company skirts around certain state and federal laws in the harvesting of fetal tissue, the grand jury's investigation ended with the producers of the CMP videos being indicted with felony charges while officials from the abortion clinic were cleared.
CMP founder David Daleiden and his associate Sandra Merritt were both indicted on felony charges of tampering with government records and could face up to 20 years in prison. more >>
The U.S. House of Representatives failed to override a veto to a sweeping piece of legislation that if enacted would defund Planned Parenthood.
While the Tuesday override received a majority in the House with 241 yeas to 186 nays, the Republican-dominated body failed to get the sufficient two-thirds majority of votes to override President Barack Obama's veto of HR 3762.