With the convictions in in the case against abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell – three counts of murdering live babies and one count of involuntary manslaughter – abortion is back in the national discussion.
It's pretty clear from the Grand Jury report that, during Gosnell's thirty plus year career, he likely murdered hundreds, if not thousands of babies. But because of the difficulty in documenting it all, he was just convicted of three.
Reports now are coming in from around the nation indicating that more Gosnell's are out there. more >>
A Florida man who did not want to become a father after his girlfriend became pregnant was charged with murder this week for allegedly tricking her into taking an abortion pill which killed the baby she was carrying.
According to prosecutors in a Tampa Tribune report, when John Andrew Welden, 28, discovered his girlfriend was pregnant he faked a prescription for an abortion pill then disguised it as a common antibiotic and gave it to her.
On Wednesday, Welden was officially charged in court with murder under an infrequently used federal law called the "Protection of Unborn Children Act." He was also charged with tampering with a prescription "under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference" to the risk of death or injury, according to the Tribune. Welden now faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted under the "Protection of Unborn Children Act." more >>
The news that Ariel Castro might be tried for murder for ending the pregnancies of the women he held captive has brought to the fore an older debate over fetal homicide laws. If ending a pregnancy is murder, what does that say about the legal status of the unborn?
Castro reportedly impregnated Michelle Knight, one of his three kidnapping victims, five times, then forced her to miscarry by starving her and repeatedly punching her in the stomach.
Since 1996, Ohio, like 37 other states, has had a law that intentionally ending a pregnancy is murder. Murder charges can be brought against someone who causes a miscarriage, or murdering a pregnant woman will recognize two victims to the crime. more >>
Washington's Ethics and Public Policy expert George Weigel skewered President Obama's recent blessing of Planned Parenthood's work as blasphemous on Wednesday and popular Calvinist theologian John Piper has tweeted in tacit agreement with the bold comment.
Weigel's declaration came in a hotly discussed article published in First Things critiquing President Barack Obama's address to the annual Planned Parenthood Gala at Washington's Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on April 26 which he capped with: "Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you …"
"It was an appalling speech that had the sole benefit of clarifying the last-ditch commitment of the present administration to the most open-ended abortion license possible. And it drew a line in the sand that those committed to the biblical view of the sanctity of human life cannot ignore—and must challenge," wrote Weigel. more >>
Editor's Note: Warning, graphic material in following article.
Spurred by pro-life groups and Texas Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the Harris County District Attorney's Office is proceeding with an investigation into allegations that Houston-based abortionist Douglas Karpen, who operates three abortion clinics in the state – two in Houston and one in Dallas – has performed illegal late-term abortions and killed babies born alive, a violation of the federal Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
In a video released Wednesday by Life Dynamics, a Denton, Texas-based pro-life organization, three former employees of Karpen's discuss the details of routine late-term abortions in Karpen's clinic in which babies were allegedly born alive and then subsequently killed by the abortion doctor. more >>
New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become an interesting urban social engineer. In 2012 alone, he pumped nearly 2.5 million dollars of his own money to help legalize same-sex marriage in the state of Maryland. Needless to say, he has become a formidable foe to traditional family values.
More recently he proposed an ill-conceived soda ban. I criticized his maniacal attempt to force New Yorkers to eat right a few weeks ago. Although his goal for better health among the urban poor is a pandemic issue in every US City; his solutions will hurt minority businesses, increase government expenditures, along with many other intrusions into personal freedoms. Surprisingly, in this article, I am highlighting one of Bloomberg's better, less invasive policy concepts. Let me explain!
Last month, thousands of posters were put up around New York City. They carried images of crying toddlers with words for teen mothers, including messages like: Because you had me as a teen, I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school. Mom, chances are, he won't stay with you. What happens to me? more >>