Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards equated her controversial Wednesday visit to Georgetown University, the nation's oldest Catholic college, and the fight for so-called reproductive rights with the nation's fight to end slavery and racism.
Richards, whose visit to the Jesuit school came under much scrutiny from the Archdiocese of Washington and the pro-life community, was invited to speak by Georgetown's student-run Lecture Fund and addressed an invite-only room full of pro-choice students.
However, members of the student group Georgetown Right for Life were able to obtain an audio recording of Richard's speech and ensuing question-and-answer session, which was obtained by The Christian Post through Students for Life of America. more >>
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On Tuesday, Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation addressed a student forum at Harvard University, a 90-minute discussion on abortion in the black community that turned hostile when students began shouting and walking out during the Q & A portion.
In an event co-sponsored by Law Students for Life and Harvard Black Law Students Association, Bomberger spoke opposite Professor Diane Rosenfeld, lecturer and director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School. As students filed in, the auditorium at the historic Austin Hall neared capacity.
"I speak on college campuses often, and I applaud these two groups partnering for an event that brought together so many different political stripes in the room," said Bomberger following the event. "They were hoping to have 50 to 100 students, and more than 160 showed up which blew them away." more >>
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's pro-life stance is being called into question after he said he would "absolutely" change the Republican Party's platform on abortion to include the exceptions of rape, incest and to save the mother's life.
Trump was on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday and was asked if he would make any changes to the GOP's platform on abortion, as the current party platform is silent when it comes to exceptions
"Yes, I would. Absolutely, for the three exceptions, I would," the billionaire real estate Mogul responded. more >>
A soon-to-be mother from Evansville, Indiana, has reported seeing an image resembling Jesus Christ on the cross in the sonogram image of her baby boy.
Aley Meyer told 14 News that she started noticing the image in the sonogram only after someone pointed it out to her during a baby shower.
"We took a picture of it and blew it up on my phone to get a closer look and it is so much detail. You can see the hair and his legs crossed and everything," Meyer exclaimed. more >>
A bill seeking to legally define a person as "any human being from the moment of fertilization or the functional equivalent thereof" could focus the abortion debate on the issue of when life begins.
The bill, called the Personhood Amendment and sponsored by Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, was approved by the Health Committee in the Alabama House of Representatives last Wednesday and was expected to be on the floor of the House today.
Co-sponsor of the bill, State Representative Jack W. Williams of Mobile, told NBC4i that it would allow Alabama voters to note in the law that life begins at conception through a referendum vote on the November ballot. If the bill becomes law, says Williams, it would ban abortion at any time during pregnancy with no rape or health exceptions. more >>
Pro-life Republicans in Congress detailed a plan to prevent President Barack Obama from appointing a pro-choice judicial appointment during the recess period.
In March, President Obama announced the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, a move meant to fill the vacated seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Obama has the authority to appoint Garland while the Senate is in recess. Such an appointment would last until the Senate confirmed a new appointee. more >>