A controversial story in which an anonymous pregnant grad student set up a website asking pro-life supporters for $1 million or she would abort her baby has turned out to be a publicity stunt to promote a book.
The website, called ProLifeAntiWoman.com, posted a story two weeks ago attributed to a 26-year-old pregnant woman who supposedly gave the "157 million Americans that identify as pro-life" the chance to save her unborn baby from being killed if they could collectively donate $1 million in three days starting from July 7 to July 10.
"On July 7 I will start accepting donations on this page. I will accept donations for 72 hours, the same amount of time this state currently requires a woman to wait after a consultation with a doctor until she can have an abortion," the post said, seeking to raise awareness for "extremely restrictive abortion laws" that require women to wait three days after their first clinic appointment before having an abortion. more >>
A Kenyan politician has reportedly said that U.S. President Barack Obama needs to "shut up and go home" with his "gay agenda," ahead of an official state visit later in July. Dozens of demonstrators marched in Nairobi on Monday to "protect the family" and the traditional definition of marriage.
"We are telling Mr. Obama when he comes to Kenya this month and he tries to bring the abortion agenda, the gay agenda, we shall tell him to shut up and go home," lawmaker Irungu Kangata told demonstrators outside parliament, Reuters reported.
Kenyan politicians and pastors of evangelical churches have said that Obama should not push America's pro-gay marriage stance on the African country where the practice is criminalized. more >>
It can be disappointing to hang out with modern Christians today. For all the emphasis on love, grace, and happiness, we seem to have forgotten that sin is real.
Sin doesn't change because our culture changes. Sin doesn't change because our friends do it or because we struggle with it. Sin is always sin, and it's really that simple.
• Having sex before marriage is a sin. more >>
Pro-lifers claiming victory with the Fifth Circuit Court's ruling on Texas' pro-life law from 2013 did not get to celebrate for long. As The Christian Post has already reported, the U.S. Supreme Court just recently issued a temporary stay on the law. The state's abortion clinics are thus allowed to remain open, even though they have been unable to comply with the law's safety standards.
The Court decided 5-4 to grant the emergency appeal, and may decide to hear the case again in the fall. This Texas law in question, HB2, has had quite the history of legal battles. Texas as a state overall has as well though, as it was the infamous case of Roe v. Wade which came out of Texas. And now the state could send the abortion issue back to the Court to issue a ruling that has not had such an impact since.
While abortion advocates may be celebrating, pro-life advocates are not happy about the move. It's not impractical to remain optimistic that the Court will eventually allow HB2 to remain the law, thus saving the lives of mothers and their children, and ensuring that those women who do make the unfortunate choice to abort their child aren't also injured or killed in the process. Such a decision would without a doubt have far-reaching results, hopefully in favor of life. more >>
For the few moments required to read that which follows, do something that pro-life individuals may find challenging: Do not think about the baby. Put on blinders, and consider only the safety of the woman seeking an abortion.
After all, according to any pro-choice advocate, that is all that matters. Abortion providers like Planned Parenthood claim to be staunch advocates for women. Let us consider the facts on this issue, centered entirely on the health and safety of women – many of whom are patients I serve as an OB-GYN.
In the past two years, both Tennessee and Texas state legislatures have passed regulations requiring abortion centers to maintain the same health and safety standards as ambulatory surgery centers. Now judicial intervention threatens to circumvent the will of the people in both states. more >>
"We have forgotten God, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own" (Abraham Lincoln).
Over the last few decades, Americans have seen the destruction of the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, the removal of God's Word in several areas, and the aborting of millions of babies. Ironically, many of the men and women who died for our freedoms did not die for what we are becoming today. Many gave their lives in order that we would be "one nation under God," not above God.
A Fifth Division graveyard sign in Iwo Jima, Japan, states it well: "When you go home, tell them for us and say, 'For your tomorrows we gave our today.'" What a travesty when we fail to honor those who gave their lives for the freedoms we now enjoy. This Memorial Day, let's remember those who gave their lives and those who continue to defend our freedoms. more >>