The House Select Panel on Infant Lives has issued nine subpoenas to controversial late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, his abortion facility in Germantown, Maryland, and other agencies, while five Democratic congressmen called him the victim of a Republican "witch hunt."
"Public reports indicate at least five women have been sent to the hospital since December while seeking an abortion in this clinic. The clinic is one of the few in the nation that performs abortions during the third trimester," Marsha Blackburn, a Republican and chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Select Investigative Panel, said in a statement shared with The Christian Post.
The subpoenas issued suggest that the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, as it is informally known, is seeking to investigate Carhart's participation in the trafficking of aborted baby body parts and issues arising out of medical emergencies after abortions in his facility. more >>
The massive Target boycott by over a million consumers over its decision to allow customers and employees to use the bathroom of their chosen identity rather than biological sex has reportedly reached a "boiling point," with customers deciding to bring their business elsewhere.
The Business Insider reported on data supplied by YouGov BrandIndex, measuring consumer perceptions of major brands, and revealed that while 42 percent of consumers considered shopping from Target before the boycott, that number has now fallen to 36 percent.
"Consumer perception of the brand has also dropped sharply. It's at its lowest point in two years," the report noted. more >>
Online search data has revealed that there are many Americans who wish to understand just what the term "transgender" means.
LGBT issues have become a main conversation topic nationwide since North Carolina passed its much-criticized "bathroom bill" in March. The topic was further emphasized last week when the Obama administration released a directive to public schools about accommodating transgender students in bathrooms that align with their transgender identities.
While the conversation on transgender and LGBT rights have been building for many years, even decades, the recent directive from the U.S. government, signed by the Justice and Education Departments, has caused a surge in public interest on transgenders. more >>
Following the praise she received for her performance in "Orange is the New Black," Laverne Cox is once again set to go down in history as the first transgender actor to portray a transgender main role in the upcoming CBS drama "Doubt."
According to Deadline, "Doubt" is the first TV series that will feature a transgender character. It is also the first time that a transgender actor has been tapped to play a transgender role, giving Cox another honor to her name.
While the 31-year-old was originally part of the initial plot, the story wasn't given a green light last season. This time, Cox is set to star alongside Katherine Heigl, who will portray a "smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutque firm [who] starts to fall for her charismatic client, who may or may not be guilty of a crime." more >>
U.S. President Barack Obama has issued a controversial guidance on Friday, creating outrage across the nation on a highly sensitive issue on gender. The guidance, which according to CNN, was sent to every public school in the country, contains a directive to school officials to allow transgender students to be able to use bathrooms based on their gender identity.
The Bathroom Issue
The letter signed by the Department of Justice and Department of Education explicitly stated that "transgender students enjoy a supportive and non-discriminatory school environment." It comes after the debate on the issue has overshadowed this administration's efforts to show that America has the most liberal sense of freedom and democracy. The highest point of discussion came in as a legal dispute between the state of North Carolina and the administration when the former approved House Bill 2, which in essence, is quite the opposite to that of what the White House just released. more >>
A spokesperson for retired Olympic gold medalist and reality television star Caitlyn Jenner, formally known as Bruce, is denying rumors that surfaced earlier this week claiming that she is experiencing "sex change regret" and that she wants to become a man again.
Celebrity biographer Ian Halperin, who is the author of a new tell-all book about the Kardashian family titled Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America's Royal Family, told the Hollywood news outlet The Wrap on Wednesday that life has not been easy for Jenner, who began transitioning last year.
Halperin explained that sources close to the family told him that Jenner had been miserable for months and he thinks that it is possible that Jenner with de-transition sometime in the next few years. more >>