WASHINGTON – Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) attempted to lead House members in a fight against gender and race-motivated abortion, but met resistance among sex selection opponents seeking to protect abortion rights.
Franks chaired a house hearing Tuesday to raise support of his bill, the Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglas Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PreNDA). The bill seeks to make abortions motivated by the sex or race of the baby illegal.
"Sex-selection and race-selection abortions trivialize the value of the unborn on the basis of sex or race, reinforcing sex and race discrimination, and coarsening society to the humanity of all vulnerable and innocent human life, making it increasingly difficult to protect such life," the measure states. more >>
“What are little boys made of?” the old-fashioned rhyme asks. “Snakes and snails, and puppy-dogs’ tails.” And what are little girls made of? “Sugar and spice and everything nice.”
I know it’s not exactly scientific, and there are wide ranges of personality and interests among boys and girls. But this little ditty speaks to a basic truth that used to be taken for granted - that boys and girls are well, different.
I say “used to be taken for granted” with a heavy heart, because our morally confused culture is rapidly losing the ability to tell the difference between the sexes. And we all know who the losers will be. more >>
A lesbian couple that attends a San Diego, Calif., high school stirred up controversy over the weekend when they became the school's homecoming king and queen. Although it was the student body's vote that decided who received the honors, not all of the students are happy with the result and school officials say they have since been overwhelmed with “hate” messages from angry adults.
“I am disappointed that this happy and positive event has received national media coverage which has attracted a slew of what I can only describe as hate calls and emails to the school,” said Bill Kowba, superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District.
“What is especially disappointing is that adults who have contacted the school, many of whom are not even San Diego residents, are demonstrating such a lack of tolerance and are presenting such a negative role model for children with their hateful comments.” more >>
Love, marriage, and sex the way God designed were topics discussed by pastor and bestselling author Tim Keller and his wife, Kathy, during a seminar hosted by a marriage advocacy campaign and streamed live over the Internet Tuesday.
Let’s Strengthen Marriage, a national campaign also gave the Kellers a chance to discuss their new book, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment With the Wisdom of God. The book was released on Tuesday as well.
Keller and his wife, who have been married 37 years, stressed the importance of establishing and maintaining a friendship throughout all phases of a relationship, including when dating as singles. more >>
A mother and her two daughters, all former Girl Scouts who say they are disillusioned with the organization’s connection to less-than family values, claim the U.S. group’s 52nd National Convention next week in Houston is a farce.
Christy Volanski and her daughters, Sydney and Tess, formed a sort of watchdog group earlier this year with their online site, “Speak Now: Girl Scouts,” as their platform in attempt to expose the group’s pro-abortion stance.
Volanski, who also served as a Girl Scout leader in the last three years of her daughters’ eight year membership, told The Christian Post that Girl Scouts of the USA does not attempt to present a balanced viewpoint when it comes to issues of abortion, sexuality, and marriage. more >>
A lesbian couple in California has decided to give their 11-year-old son hormone blockers to prevent the onset of puberty, giving the boy time to decide whether or not he wants to switch his gender.
Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel say their son Tommy wants to be a girl, so they've started giving him Hormone Blocking Therapy. The boy began taking GnRH hormone inhibitors this summer and will continue to do so until he is 14 or 15 years old, when he can determine which gender he wants to be, FoxNews.com reports.
Those who support the couple's decision say the therapy itself has only minor side effects, but Jeanne Brooks, a psychologist and professor at Liberty University who specializes in child development, told CP via email that she questions the validity of their claim. more >>