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 >>
"I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore" – Helen Reddy
Liz Lemon, hailed as one of the best female icons on television, bid her audience farewell on Jan. 28, leaving women to question if they can really have it all.
Millions of women tuned in every Thursday to see Lemon, the creative writer and business woman, excel in her profession yet desire to have an equally successful personal life. The identification to Lemon's life is uncanny to so many women who struggle to find balance. more >>
The Christian Post recently had the opportunity to travel to India to observe the work Christians are doing throughout the country to help empower a societal group that has been neglected for the better part of recorded human history. This is the third part of a four part series detailing their work.
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me," Galatians 2:20.
Girls born into Dalit families in India have few options available to them and a large majority can expect three outcomes – death, trafficked or forced to marry. more >>
Serious questioning has erupted over the issue of women being allowed on the front lines. Does this advancement in women's equality erase the line of God's divine order for males and females?
Executive Director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty Ron Crews believes that this is not a matter of courage, desire or ability. "God created inside of man the honor to protect the women around them. Men in combat will have that innately inside of them. This will cause a distraction in combat," Crews told The Christian Post on Wednesday.
The recent announcement from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that the ban on women fighting on the front lines would be lifted by 2016 has sparked pensive thinking regarding the blurred roles of men and women in combat. more >>
A Pentecostal woman in Texas has won a $25,000 settlement against fast-food chain Burger King after she was fired for wearing a skirt to work in August 2010 and refusing to change her clothes.
"For 2013 and 2014, defendant agrees to conduct an annual training session for all district managers and general managers for defendant's Texas Burger King restaurants, advising them of the requirements and prohibitions of the federal anti-discrimination laws with a special emphasis on religious discrimination," the nine-page consent decree shared by Courthouse News Service reads. "The training will also inform these individuals of the necessity of attempting to accommodate the religious beliefs of applicants and employees."
Burger King will now have to pay $25,000 to Ashanti McShan, who was 17 years of age when she was let go by the fast food restaurant for wanting to wear a skirt to work for religious reasons. Five thousand dollars of that money will be paid for back wages, while another $20,000 will be paid for mental anguish and non-wage damages. more >>