Evolutionary biologist and atheist author Richard Dawkins has argued that simply refusing to have sex is comparable to aborting an unborn baby.
"How dare you refuse to have sex? Don't you realise you might be depriving a baby of life? Murderer!" Dawkins wrote in a Twitter message, as part of an ongoing debate over the morality of abortion and when human life begins.
When asked by Twitter users to explain when he believes life actually begins, Dawkins replied, "It doesn't begin. That's the whole point," and directed people to read his 2011 article for New Statesman titled, "The Tyranny of the Discontinuous Mind." more >>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a second report in less than a month showing a decline in yearly abortions.
After the CDC released a report in late November stating that the the number of U.S. abortions carried out in 2012 was less than half of the amount of abortions conducted during the highest point in the 1980s, the CDC released another report last Friday that focuses on 2010 pregnancy rates among women in the U.S.
The report shows that the abortion rate in in 2010 was over one-third lower than it was in 1990. more >>
A 31-year-old Tennessee woman who attempted to self-abort her 24-week-old pregnancy with a coat hanger has been charged with first-degree attempted murder after doctors managed to save her baby boy from the botched attempt to kill him.
Citing a report from the Murfreesboro Police Department, the Daily News Journal said the woman, Anna Yocca of Swindon Circle, was indicted by a grand jury last week and is being held in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on $200,000 bond for the grisly incident.
Detective Tommy Roberts told the Journal that Yocca filled a bathtub with water, then "took a coat hanger and attempted to self-abort her pregnancy." She, however, "became concerned about her safety" after seeing the amount of blood and her boyfriend took her to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. more >>
How does a teenage gang banger go from breaking into cars and stealing, to hosting a Bible club after school? Just ask Gabriel Salazar.
The day that the gang to which Salazar belonged turned against him — beating him and breaking his ribs because he refused to retaliate against a rival gang member — was a wake-up call for the teen. Gangs couldn't provide the sense of brotherhood and belonging he so desperately sought while growing up without a father.
"I was abandoned when I was a baby by my father," Salazar told The Christian Post. "I was facing issues of abandonment and I was facing issues of rejection. So these two things in a young person's life [are] a combination of toxins that will make somebody second guess, 'am I an accident?'" more >>
Only weeks ago, the Chinese Communist Party announced that China will change its long-standing one-child policy to a two-child policy.
While this is welcome news, the nation's violent, coercive family planning regime will only be altered moderately by this change. Even ending the policy entirely cannot bring back lives already lost.
For almost four decades, the oppressive regime has strictly implemented forced sterilization and forced abortions on millions of women who were caught having more than one child. more >>
The man accused of committing a deadly mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado said he is guilty and a "warrior for the babies."
Robert Lewis Dear Jr. faced 179 charges surrounding the November 27 Colorado Springs shooting, which left three people dead and several more wounded.
"I am guilty, there's no trial. I am a warrior for the babies," said the 57-year-old Dear, one of several loud outbursts he made during his first in-person court appearance, which was held in El Paso County. more >>