Pop icon Nicki Minaj has opened up about her abortion, which she says has "haunted" her for years.
"I thought I was going to die," Minaj said of becoming pregnant when just a teen. "It was the hardest thing I'd ever gone through. It's haunted me all my life. It'd be contradictory if I said I wasn't pro-choice. I wasn't ready. I didn't have anything to offer a child," she told Rolling Stone magazine.
Minaj, 32, would now have a child that is approximately 16. She seemingly revealed the decision to have an abortion in her song, "Autobiography," in which she referred to herself as "mommy" and followed that up with the song "All Things Go" but finally confirmed the assumption with the Rolling Stone interview. more >>
Parenting website Mommyish recently published an article advocating ten reasons (well, actually nine) to have an abortion. In response, I wrote a piece debunking the author's arguments. Today, I will discuss ten reasons not to have an abortion.
1) It compounds tragedy. Sometimes the circumstances surrounding a pregnancy are tragic. Perhaps the woman was raped. Maybe the baby has been diagnosed with a defect. Or the woman's health might be at risk. However, one tragedy is not answered with another. We do not erase a rape by killing a child. We do not cure a baby by taking his life. And we do not avoid all health issues by avoiding the reality of another human being.
Women who have been raped must be compassionately cared for. But compassionate care does not include executing a woman's child. Parents facing a difficult prenatal diagnosis must be given real facts and directed to others with helpful experiences. They must not be forced into a quick choice for abortion or urged to take the life of their child instead of giving her a chance to defy the odds. Women with high-risk pregnancies must be treated by real medical professionals. But treatment does not include intentionally killing a child. (If a child dies during the course of treating the woman – i.e., during chemotherapy for cancer, removal of an ectopic pregnancy, etc. – this is not an abortion.) more >>
A topless abortion activist with the words "God is Woman" written across her bare chest was arrested in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Thursday, after rushing the nativity scene and attempting to flee with a baby Jesus figurine.
Iana Zhdanova of FEMEN, a radical feminist organization from Ukraine that's based in Paris, stunned onlookers in Rome on Christmas Day when she stormed the nativity display wearing only jeans and sneakers. Video footage of the incident shows the blonde-haired activist proudly raising baby Jesus above her head and screaming an inaudible message to horrified onlookers before being apprehended by Vatican police.
The protest came shortly after Pope Francis unveiled the nativity while marking Christmas with a late-night mass in St Peter's Basilica. more >>
Stephen Broden, pro-life activist and pastor of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas, is urging black megachurches to join him in protesting a sprawling 17,000 square-foot Planned Parenthood abortion center with an 8-foot concrete wall he believes was intentionally placed in their predominantly black neighborhood.
"Planned Parenthood has built a wall to shield their clients from the presence of God's prayer warriors who pray to end abortion at one of Texas' largest abortion facilities. This death trap is located in the middle of the black community, within a 1 mile radius of six of Texas' black mega churches. And 5 miles of seven. A wall cannot hide their bloody hands from the presence of an omnipresent God," wrote Broden in a Dec. 6 post on his Facebook page.
Broden, who's been a long time pro-life advocate, noted in a One News Now report that he believes it's the duty of the churches in the neighborhood to raise their voices against the ungodliness of abortion. more >>
A new bill introduced in the Missouri state legislature that would require women seeking abortions in that state to get written consent from fathers except in the cases of rape or incest, is already under attack from abortion rights group Planned Parenthood, which has slammed it as an "insult to women."
Father of five and Republican Missouri state representative Rick Brattin, introduced the bill in the state legislature earlier this month and it is expected to be picked up in next year's legislative session.
"No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father of the unborn child provides written, notarized consent to the abortion, except in cases in which the woman upon whom the abortion is to be performed or induced was the victim of rape or incest and the pregnancy resulted from the rape or incest," reads the bill. more >>
Why do I take the stands that I take? What motivates me to swim against the tide of cultural decline?
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, a concerned mother from Massachusetts called my radio show. Her son, a freshman in high school, came home from school and informed her that all the students had been required to attend an assembly, one that had not been announced in advance.
The assembly was sponsored by the Gay Straight Alliance and it had one goal only, namely, promoting homosexuality as perfectly normal and acceptable, even for Christians and people of faith. The mother, who always taught her son to be kind to others and not to bully, was shocked at the news and asked me what to do. more >>