A Colorado woman who used kitchen knives to cut a baby from the womb of a woman she had lured to her home was sentenced Friday to 100 years in prison.
Dynel Lane, 35, did not testify in her defense during her trial, and Judge Maria Berkenkotter sentenced the former nurse's aide to 48 years for attempted murder and 32 years for unlawful termination of a pregnancy, The Associated Press reported. The remaining time on Lane's sentence was for assault charges in the attack on her victim, Michelle Wilkins.
Lane used a Craigslist ad offering free maternity clothes to lure Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant, to her home in 2015. Wilkins testified that her and Lane talked for almost an hour before Lane instigated the assault, when she hit, pushed and tried to choke Wilkins before using two kitchen knives to extract the woman's unborn baby from her womb. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has hit back against criticism from transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, arguing that bathroom policies that allow people to choose facilities based on their gender identity "opens the door for predators."
"This is not a matter of right or left, or Democrat or Republican. This is common sense. It doesn't make sense for grown adult men, strangers, to be alone in a restroom with a little girl," Cruz said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."
Jenner, who identifies as a Republican, had argued in a video that concerns over molestation are unfounded. more >>
Target has seen its stock prices plummet after over 1 million people signed a petition pledging a boycott over its new bathroom policies that allow employees and customers who are men according to their birth sex to go into women's bathrooms and dressing rooms.
The Family Policy Institute of Washington reported that the company's stock fell from $84.10 per share on April 19 to roughly $79.36 on Friday, explaining that a loss of $4.74 per share "would represent a corporate loss of over $2.5 billion," if constant.
Breitbart News also reported on Target's plunging stock prices, arguing that it shows that the company's "favorability among shoppers are crashing as the public rebukes the retail giant for ignoring their vigorous protest against mixed-sex changing rooms and bathrooms." more >>
Students living in one Florida school district are now required to use the bathrooms that align with their birth sex, not the bathrooms of the gender in which the choose to identify on any given day.
The Marion County School Board voted 4-1 on Tuesday in favor of the resolution that requires students to use the restroom of their birth sex.
According to local news station WUFT, hundreds attended Tuesday's board meeting, with a large crowd favoring the resolution's passage. "About 250 people cheered, sang Christian songs and waved banners that read, 'God Belongs in My City," the station reported. more >>
Louisiana's House of Representatives have passed a bill that aims to ban a common second trimester abortion method called a D&E, in which an abortionist uses forceps to tears body parts off a live, unborn child.
House Bill 1081, also known as the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, passed Thursday in a vote of 83 yeas and 0 nays.
Republican Representative Mike Johnson, the legislator who introduced HB 1081, said in a message on Facebook: "This legislation will protect unborn babies by ending the barbaric practice of dismemberment abortion in our state. A dismemberment abortion, also known as a D&E, is a second trimester abortion method where the abortionist uses large forceps to seize and tear body parts from a live, unborn child." more >>
Sojourners founder Jim Wallis and dozens of other Christian leaders are condemning Donald Trump's use of public fear and resentment throughout the 2016 election as being "a moral and theological crisis" that "threatens the well being" of the American society.
More than 50 prominent Christians "from across the political spectrum," but mostly from the Christian left, have signed onto a declaration titled "Called to Resist Bigotry — A Statement of Faithful Obedience" that calls on Christians to resist rallying around "demagogic" political candidates who rely on exploiting anger and "hatred" to gain support.
"At significant times in history, however, Christians from across the political spectrum come together around political realities that threaten the fundamental integrity of Christian faith and the well-being of society itself," the declaration explained. "Sometimes what is called politics raises moral crises, in which our faith is literally at stake in the way we respond." more >>