In response to Hillary Clinton's defense of partial-birth and late-term abortions at Wednesday night's debate, a California obstetrician-gynecologist has reportedly taken to Facebook to decry the claim that third-trimester abortion is necessary to help save the life of the mother.
The Democratic presidential nominee defended her opposition to bans on late-term and partial-birth abortions by arguing that there are cases in which mothers and families are forced to make "the most heartbreaking, painful decisions" because they get news that the woman's health may be in jeopardy.
As Clinton effectively supports a woman's right to abort up until birth, she has defended her opposition to 20-week late-term abortion bans by saying that bans should only be put in place at the "very end" of the third trimester and should allow for health of the mother exceptions. more >>
WASHINGTON — The Ewan McGregor film "American Pastoral," which opens in theaters Friday, starring Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning hints that a couple's mixed-faiths can negatively impact the family.
When Lou Levov (Perter Riegert), the Jewish owner of a New Jersey-based glove factory, urges his son Seymour (Ewan McGregor) not to marry a local Catholic beauty queen and a former Miss New Jersey, Dawn Dwyer (Jennifer Connelly), but to marry within the faith, Lou wonders what religion his grandchild will be. Dawn says they will leave the decision up to the child.
The advances to 1968 — the year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, America was preparing to send a man to the moon, the cost of gas was 34 cents, and life was ideal within the country's upper middle class. But outside of that bubble was a world in a state of flux and violence was about to arrive at the doorstep of the Levov family. more >>
The American Family Association has accused athletes across America who are following San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick in his decision to not stand during the national anthem of "disgracing" and "embarrassing" themselves and their teams.
"As the football season rolls on, more and more athletes are disgracing themselves and embarrassing their coaches and teams by thumbing their noses at the national anthem," said Buddy Smith, AFA Senior Vice-President, on Thursday.
Smith pointed out that unlike Kaepernick, who protested against racial discrimination in America by kneeling during the anthem, other players such as Millikin University linebacker Conner Brewer decided to go in another direction and stand on the sideline during the anthem while his teammates chose to stay in the locker room. more >>
A new survey shows that over seven out of 10 white evangelicals believe that the immoral acts committed by politicians in their private lives don't have much effect on whether they behave ethically once they are elected into public office.
According to research released on Wednesday conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution, 61 percent of Americans believe that political candidates who commit an immoral act in their personal lives can still fulfill the duties of public office with honesty and integrity. Meanwhile, 29 percent of Americans disagree with that statement.
The data, which was compiled from a random sample of 1,005 adults between Oct. 12 and Oct. 17 and has an error margin of +/- 3.7 percentage points, represents an increase in the amount of Americans who believe that personal immoral behavior is no precursor to any kind unethical acts such a candidate would commit as a public office holder. more >>
Christian parents in Tacoma, Washington, are speaking out against plans to launch an "After School Satan Club" at a neighborhood elementary school.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the founder of the Satanic Temple of Seattle, Lillith Star, is being pressured by the national Satanic Temple headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts, to set up an After School Satan Club (ASSC) at an elementary school in the Seattle area.
This comes as other local chapters of the Satanic Temple across the nation have appealed to local school districts to obtain meeting space at public schools to give students an alternative to Christian-based after school clubs like Good News Club. more >>
A Florida youth pastor has been arrested and charged with forcing four teenage boys into prostitution by telling them that they could make money modeling and threatening them if they didn't agree to have sex with male clients he met on the internet.
According to a Miami police report, Ron Cooper, who goes by the nickname "Romeo," sex trafficked four boys aged 16 to 18, who were forced to have sex for money at three different Miami-Dade County hotels and at an adult bookstore in Miami.