Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has responded to a recent pro-abortion video made by The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye "The Science Guy," and claimed that Nye is calling on women to "murder" their babies. Nye had argued that pro-life supporters are wrong to trust their interpretation of the Bible, and said that they do not understand science.
"If you're going to say when an egg is fertilized it therefore has the same rights as an individual, then whom are you going to sue? Whom are you going to imprison? Every woman who's had a fertilized egg pass through her? Every guy who's sperm has fertilized an egg and then it didn't become a human? Have all these people failed you?" Nye asks in the video. more >>
Back in January, Bill Nye the Science Guy broke many a pro-life millennial's heart when he outed himself as a particularly unscientific pro-abort. Unfortunately, this week he came out with a new video at Big Think imploring, "Can we stop telling women what to do with their bodies"? And once again he's so scandalously wrong on basic human biology that it'll have you doubting everything you ever learned on his show.
"Many, many, many, many more hundreds of eggs are fertilized than become humans. Eggs get fertilized and by that I mean sperm get accepted by ova a lot. But that's not all you need. You have to attach to the uterine wall, the inside of a womb, a woman's womb."
It may be what you need for a birth, but once that egg is fertilized, that human already exists. How can a Science Guy say otherwise with a straight face? Has Nye never read any relevant textbook on the subject that would explain so? Does he dispute the definition of an organism as "a living being," an "individual constituted to carry on the activities of life by means of organs separate in function but mutually dependent," or that a "human" is simply an organism belonging to the human species? Is he unfamiliar with the commonly accepted criteria for life of growth, reproduction, metabolism, and response to stimuli? more >>
Pro-Planned Parenthood activists pelted Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina with condoms, she recalled in a heated abortion discussion on NBC's "Meet the Press."
At an Iowa football tailgate Saturday, Fiorina was confronted by Planned Parenthood supporters that are angered by her constant criticism of the organization in the wake of the release of controversial videos that have dogged the popular abortion provider.
An NBC News video of the incident shows protestors, many clad in pink, holding Planned Parenthood signs and chanting, "Carly Fiorina off-sides for telling lies" and "women are watching and we vote." An ABC news reporter and social media users offered their own evidence that condoms were thrown at Fiorina and those supporting her campaign outside the Iowa Hawkeyes football stadium. more >>
WASHINGTON – There has been a huge upsurge in the effort to defund Planned Parenthood, reported a group of pro-life movement leaders at a large conservative gathering on Saturday.
At a panel that was part of the annual Values Voters Summit, pro-life activists noted that efforts to defund Planned Parenthood were gaining momentum in large part because of a series of undercover videos released by the California-based Center for Medical Progress.
Lila Rose, founder of LiveAction, told those gathered at the Empire Room of the Omni Shoreham Hotel that it was a "powerful and exciting time" for the movement. more >>
More scientific progress? In the wake of news videos about slicing up and testing the remains of aborted babies, leave it to leading scientific researchers to continue to push the envelope.
The Hinxton group (a group of stem cell researchers, policy wonks, and bioethicists) is calling for reopening the debate over altering the DNA of embryos. They stop short of advocating tweaking children before birth, but only just barely. In fact, scientist and Hinxton member Robin Lovell-Badge argued for allowing even this direct genetic tinkering with our children:
"By [banning genetic modification], you make people who are doing stuff that's relevant, do so behind closed doors.... You could think about making disease resistance for a variety of infectious diseases, even influenza.... When you talk to people and say, 'Would you like to have children who are resistant to a range of different diseases,' most people would think, 'Well maybe that's not such a bad idea.' That's the acceptable form of enhancement." more >>
WASHINGTON – As Pope Francis delivered the first-ever papal address to a joint session of Congress Thursday, Catholics who gathered on the Capitol lawn praised the content of the pontiff's speech, while Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, expressed disappointment that the pope did not explicitly condemn abortion.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Lankford, a former Baptist youth leader who attended the joint session, said that Pope Francis missed a golden opportunity to discuss the Catholic Church's historic opposition to the killing of unborn children at a time when the federal funding of Planned Parenthood is being hotly contested in the United States.
In his 50-minute address, Francis asserted that the "Golden Rule reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development." Although that line is generally used in relation to abortion and caring for the elderly and sick, Pope Francis used the line as a segway to argue for the global abolition of the death penalty. more >>