The U.N. Human Rights Council has warned that while much of the world is focused on the crimes of the Islamic State terror group in Syria, the government of President Bashar al-Assad is carrying out the secret exterminations of thousands of detainees.
"Detainees held by the government were beaten to death, or died as a result of injuries sustained due to torture. Others perished as a consequence of inhuman living conditions," the report warned.
"The government has committed the crimes against humanity of extermination, murder, rape or other forms of sexual violence, torture, imprisonment, enforced disappearance and other inhuman acts. Based on the same conduct, war crimes have also been committed." more >>
The pro-life group Center for Medical Progress released its latest undercover video Monday which shows National Abortion Federation officials discussing the sell of aborted babies' tissue for profit as a "win-win."
In the latest video in CMP's investigative series, NAF officials are seen discussing a "group purchasing program" for compensation in the harvesting of baby body parts even though it's a federal crime for any person to profit off of the sell of tissue, organs and limbs going to research.
When the CMP investigator mentions donating a portion of the fees received from researchers to abortion clinics, a NAF representative replies that their members would be interested in such an arrangement. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz said that support by his presidential rivals for drafting women into military service would be both "nuts" and "immoral."
"As I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was, 'Are you guys nuts?' We have had enough with political correctness, especially in the military," Cruz said at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, according to the Boston Globe, referring to Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie agreeing that they would support Selective Service registration for women.
"Political correctness is dangerous, and the idea that we would draft our daughters to forcibly bring them into the military and put them in close combat, I think is wrong," he added, also arguing that it would be "immoral." more >>
The National Abortion Rights Action League took to Twitter Sunday night to express outrage after a Doritos commercial during Super Bowl 50 gave personality to an unborn baby who simply wanted some of his dad's cheesy tortilla chips.
The 30-second commercial features a pregnant mother getting ultrasound at nine months. As the OB/GYN explains that the baby is due "any day now," the father of the baby is over on the side of the room eating a bag of nacho cheese Doritos.
"Really? You are eating Doritos?" the mom asks the dad. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has slammed new school guidelines in Alberta, Canada, that allow children in public schools to pick their own gender identities.
"The cry of many in this generation of Americans is 'inclusivity' and 'tolerance.' It's astonishing, the radical changes that have been made to our Western society in the name of being inclusive and tolerant (but only inclusive and tolerant of certain viewpoints — and not the biblical ones!). Of course, this is most often seen in regard to gay 'marriage,' homosexual behavior, and transgender issues," Ham wrote in an AiG blog late last week.
"Well, this isn't just happening here in America. We're seeing this occur all across the West," he added, linking to Alberta's school guidelines issued by Education Minister David Eggen back in January. more >>
While announcing the lineup for Saturday's Republican presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, ABC News excluded Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina despite calls from her fellow GOP candidates to feature her.
Two ABC News insiders and a Republican National Committee source told CNN on Friday that there's no plan to send Fiorina a last-minute invitation to the Saturday's debate, which takes place three days before the New Hampshire primary.
Businessman Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have qualified for the debate, which will not have an "undercard" event. more >>