WASHINGTON – The Republican Party should not abandon social issues on the campaign trail, conservatives at the Values Voter Summit argued.
Rick Santorum, former Republican U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, spoke to a large crowd at the Regency Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel on Friday afternoon.
The former Republican presidential primary candidate told those gathered at the conservative summit that the GOP should not "play defense" on social issues like abortion and gay marriage. more >>
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has an uneasy relationship with the pro-life community, took a stand in opposition to late-term abortions in a Friday speech at the Values Voter Summit.
"I've held 1 and-a-half pound babies in my hand," he said. "I've seen them sucking their thumb on an ultrasound, and I've seen surgeons operate on babies still in the womb. So don't tell me that 5-and- 6-pound babies have no rights simply because they're not born."
Paul is an eye surgeon. His father, former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, R-Texas, delivered babies in his career as an OB/GYN. more >>
A former waitress-turned-author who just released her debut novel said she twice waited on conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh and used a portion of the $4,000 in tips he left her to fund abortions, just so she could spite him.
Merritt Tierce of Dallas, Texas, who authored the novel Love Me Back told The Dallas Morning News that she used to work at Nick and Sam's Steakhouse and recalled waiting on Limbaugh twice. She explained that on both occasions Limbaugh left her a $2,000 tip on modest checks.
The tips were "like blood money to me," she said, explaining that she does not share Limbaugh's social conservative views. more >>
Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, has written an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the 34th anniversary of China's one-child policy, condemning the continuation of forced abortions in the country.
Littlejohn wrote that it is time to end the policy, which has caused "incalculable suffering to hundreds of millions of women and families in China."
"It will not work to replace it by a 'two-child policy' as some of your advisors may be suggesting," the letter states. more >>
Thirty-four years ago today, the communist regime in China enacted its "One-Child Policy," one of the most disastrous and immoral social policies ever imagined in human history. It was the communist regime's answer to curb the growth of the world's largest population.
The One-Child Policy banned most Chinese couples from having more than one child. When couples conceived a second child, the Chinese government forced them to eliminate him or her, by any means necessary. However, because of cultural norms that place a premium on boys, the policy's victims also included first-conceived children simply because they happened to be girls. In addition, Chinese women who gave birth to baby girls were also victims of this policy because many ended up being shunned by their husbands, families and society.
For over three decades, China's One-Child Policy has condemned approximately 37 million Chinese girls – who the policy helped deem unwanted or "surplus" – to abortion, infanticide, abandonment and human trafficking. In recent years, the Chinese government has relaxed this disastrous policy and ironically, China now faces demographic decline in the coming decades, in part due to the One-Child Policy. However, innocent Chinese parents are still forced to endure abortions and sterilizations in the parts of the country that are still subject to it. more >>
Texas Governor Rick Perry has spoken about the new law concerning abortion facilities in the state and posited whether the same type of law might have saved the life of Joan Rivers, who died on Sept. 4.
"Clearly, the will of the Texas Legislature - which I agree with - that it is a state's right to put particular types of considerations into place, to put rules and regulations into place, to make a clinic be as safe as a hospital," Gov. Perry said at a press conference on Sunday.
Gov. Perry signed a law known as HB2 "to make this a safer place," in 2013. The law would have required more stringent requirements for abortion clinics, including a mandate that abortions be performed in ambulatory surgical centers. That led to numerous clinics being closed because they were unable to upgrade their facilities. However, a federal judge struck down the law after an appeal was brought by The Center for Reproductive Rights. more >>