The district attorney in Orange County, California has filed a lawsuit against two biomedical procurement companies and has accused them of turning illegal lucrative profits from the sales of aborted baby body parts acquired from Planned Parenthood clinics.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced last week that his office has filed a civil complaint against sister companies DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences. The lawsuit alleges that the companies are guilty of selling hundreds of aborted baby tissue units all over the world for an extremely marked up profit.
"This is an unlawful, unfair, business practices case filed under CA Business and Professions Code section 17200," Rackauckas stated in a news release. "This Office is continuing to investigate and develop this case. All of the evidence we are using in this case was put together by the District Attorney's Office." more >>
While Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton prides herself on being one of the biggest supporters of abortion and the nation's largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood, her Republican counterpart Donald Trump has said that he will be no friend to the abortion industry if he wins the Oval Office.
For pro-lifers, former Sec. of State Clinton is disqualified from receiving their votes because of her strong stance in support of an abortion industry that has killed nearly 60 million unborn babies since 1973, and her belief that an unborn child has no rights.
While major Democratic voices such as President Barack Obama and 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton have been celebrating Planned Parenthood's 100th year anniversary, evangelical leaders such as Russell Moore have warned that America still has a long way to go to fight for human dignity.
"For a century, Planned Parenthood has been a force for the culture of death, beginning with its start as a racist, social Darwinist institution," Moore, who is the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, told Baptist Press. "It has been exposed even further in recent years as a trafficker of human bodies for financial gain.
"Though the pro-life movement has made some remarkable gains, this landmark for the abortion lobby's biggest institution is a reminder of how far we still have to go for human dignity," he added. more >>
Election 2016 is just weeks away, and, with both major candidates for the presidency descending to historic lows in approval ratings, Christians and other pro-lifers are among those reconsidering their long-held default options for the nation's top executive.
Most recently, Eric Sapp of the American Values Network, argued in The Christian Post that Hillary Clinton and her party's policies make her the best fit for Christians and pro-lifers who prefer life-affirming action to mere talk. A similar position was advanced by blogger Rachel Held Evans in an early August post, "So you're thinking of voting for a pro-choice candidate ..."
While I have responded to Held Evans, and prominent pro-life advocate Ryan Bomberger responded directly to Sapp elsewhere — Bomberger's piece in particular bears reading — it's clear many Christians are wrestling with the question. more >>
A United States federal appeals court has upheld a California law that opponents say infringes upon the free speech and religious freedom rights of pro-life pregnancy centers by forcing them to inform pregnant mothers and families about the option of abortion.
Last Friday, a three-judge panel on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act, stating in its opinion that such a law forcing all licensed pregnancy-related clinics to inform their patients of all publicly-funded family planning services, including abortion and contraception, through a disseminated notice is constitutional.
The ruling comes despite arguments from opponents that the legislation violates the First Amendment rights of pro-life pregnancy clinics. more >>
A woman who revealed to the Rev. Billy Graham that her past abortion is now causing her to feel deep guilt and sorrow every time she sees children has asked if those feelings will ever subside.
"Maybe some women can go through an abortion and never feel guilty, but I'm not one of them. I feel terrible over what I did, and every time I drive by a school playground I'm almost consumed with grief. Will I ever get over this?" the unnamed woman asked in a question-and-answer column published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Thursday.
Graham responded that while what she did "was wrong in God's eyes," she needed to know that God "has not rejected you or abandoned you." more >>