If you are conservative Republican against abortion or homosexuality New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) says you have no place in the state and his comments have set off a firestorm of criticism from conservatives across America.
Cuomo made the declaration during a discussion with Susan Arbetter on 'The Capitol Pressroom' last Friday morning according to a report in Capitol Confidential.
He argued that there is currently a "schism" in the state Republican party which reflected a larger split among the party that is causing a lot of damage in Washington, D.C., before declaring that "conservative Republicans … have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are." more >>
In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Texas gubernatorial candidate and pro-choice activist Wendy Davis admitted that some of the facts she has presented of her biography were "loose" on the details. The article suggests Davis has been more concerned about her career than the well-being of her children.
Davis, a Texas state senator, was propelled to national stardom after filibustering a 20-week abortion ban. She used her newfound celebrity to fundraise and launch a bid to become the Democratic nominee for governor of Texas.
During the filibuster and her numerous media interviews, she presented herself as a struggling single mother who was able to work hard and achieve financial success. more >>
Since 1912, millions of young girls in America have taken an oath that states simply:
On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law
Sadly, somewhere along the path of history, the Girl Scouts seem to have lost their way. If you go to the website for the Girl Scouts of America, you will read their story. It states, in part that: more >>
Americans United for Life, a nationwide pro-life legal team, released its 2014 "Life List," which includes a ranking of the various states on how well their laws defend life, from conception to natural death.
"Real pro-life momentum is reshaping the country as legislators craft protections for both mother and child, the victims of an avaricious abortion industry," AUL President and CEO Charmaine Yoest said in a statement to mark the "Life List." In an interview on Friday with the Christian Post, AUL Media Consultant Kristi Hamrick emphasized a few state initiatives in particular.
Hamrick praised the state of Texas, one of the Life List's "most improved" states, and home of the controversial pro-choice activist Wendy Davis, whose filibuster against the 20-week abortion ban gained her national attention last June. Texas legislators "have been creative and determined in protecting women from abortion industry abuses post-Gosnell," Hamrick said. more >>
A pro-life group is stirring controversy in San Francisco after putting up anti-abortion banners on the city's main thoroughfare in preparation for the annual Walk for Life West Coast event on Jan. 25. Although the banners carry the simple message of "abortion hurts women," one pro-abortion group is demanding they be taken down, saying they are a form of hate speech against women.
The 50 banners, installed on San Francisco's bustling Market Street recently by Walk for Life West Coast organizers, include the message "abortion hurts women" along with an advertisement for the upcoming Walk for Life event that reads: "Walk for Life West Coast. A New Tradition. A New Voice."
The banners are promoting San Francisco's tenth annual Walk for Life event on Jan. 25, where over 50,000 people have gathered in years past to march in opposition to abortion through the city's streets. The 50 banners lining Market Street will be seen by the thousands of walkers, as Market Street is the new route of the annual pro-life walk. more >>
Did you know that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month? According to the White House, this is a time to reflect on modern-day slavery and "renew our commitment to ending this scourge in all its forms." A project of the United Methodist Church, on the other hand, is committing to emphasize "reproductive services" for victims without regard for their emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Forced slavery is a $32 billion industry. It exists everywhere and knows no borders. An estimated 21 million people are trafficking victims. According to the International Labor Organization, 11.4 of those victims are women and girls. And 4.5 million of the total enslaved are victims of sexual exploitation,
In an attempt to assist these female victims, the United Methodist Church's General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) and Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project hosted a webinar "Hope Through Healing: Addressing the Reproductive Health Needs of Human Trafficking Survivors" on January 15th, 2014. Speakers included Susan Burton, the Director of Women's and Children's Advocacy, and Katei Zeh, director of the GBCS's project. more >>