The chancellor of a university in Tennessee has announced that his academic institution will not be using state funds for the campus' first ever "Sex Week" observance.
Jimmy G. Cheek, chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, said in a statement released Wednesday that he believed the observance would not be a good use of tax dollars.
"We support the process and the students involved, but we should not use state funds in this manner," said Cheek. more >>
In a recent interview, former first lady Laura Bush spoke on the GOP party's 2012 election cycle, arguing that although she does not believe Republicans should distance themselves from social issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, she does believe that there were candidates who "frightened some women."
The topic came up when Bush was asked if Republicans should separate themselves from social issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion, in order to receive more women's votes.
Former Financial Aid Specialist Terry James is suing San Diego Christian College for wrongful termination after being fired for engaging in pre-marital sex.
James, who is currently six months pregnant, announced her lawsuit during a press conference in California on Thursday stating that she is suing the university due to discrimination on the account of gender, pregnancy, and marital status.
"San Diego Christian College did not show any mercy or grace towards me, and acted completely un-Christ-like," said James to reporters, according to ABC local news station KABC-TV Los Angeles. "They made more of a business decision than showing God's love." more >>
Editor's Note: This article contains explicit content about sexual assault.
A tragic story emerging from China this week, the details of which remain vague, indicates that a 13-month-old boy was crushed by a vehicle driven by family planning officials, who were fining the child's parents for violating the country's controversial one-child policy.
The incident reportedly occurred on Monday, Feb. 4, when 11 members of a nearby birth control office arrived in a large van at the home of Chen Liandi and his wife, Li Yuhong, who live near Wenzhou city in the eastern province of Zhejian.
The officials arrived at the couple's home to collect an unspecified fine, as the couple had three children, therefore violating the country's strict one-child policy, which permits each couple to only produce one child in an attempt at population control. more >>
Children conceived through rape are starting to speak out more on the issue of abortion, adding complexity, depth and nuance to a hot-button issue where the lines are often clearly drawn in the sand.
"There is another side to this very complex issue. There are women who have decided to have their children after becoming impregnated through rape. What about us? We don't count in this argument," says Nicole Wellington.
Nicole Wellington was born to a loving mother who desired nothing but the best for her life. She, like any other child born into a single parent family, questioned from a young age where her absentee father was and who was he. It was not until her teen years that she would be told the truth. more >>