While the U.S. House votes Friday on a measure to defund Planned Parenthood via the complex reconciliation process, key questions remain unanswered as public tax dollars continue to be entangled with the nonprofit group's finances.
When a series of undercover videos thrust Planned Parenthood into the national spotlight, leaders in Congress began an investigation to make known any unlawful or unethical actions occurring at Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide — facilities which currently receive over $528 million annually from American taxpayers.
Over the past two months, the U.S. House has held four hearings investigating the practices, finances and other aspects of the nation's largest abortion provider. The latest Planned Parenthood hearing held on October 8 offers instructive insights on where the debate stands. more >>
A video showing abortion executives applauding and laughing about late-term abortions has been leaked to the public.
"An eyeball just fell down into my lap and that's gross, and I say to myself, 'This abortion is going well; it's going safely,'" said Dr. Uta Landy, reading comments from abortion providers during a conference in 2014.
Landy's comments were accompanied by laughter and applause. She is the former director for Planned Parenthood California, according to the por life group Live Action News, and works for the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health in San Francisco. more >>
We've all seen the abbreviation of LGBTQ – and sometimes I and P and more – standing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or, questioning), intersex, and pansexual. But is it possible that the P could also stand for parrot?
Before you write me off as crazy or disrespectful, give me a moment to explain.
The editor of the Huffington Post's Gay Voices, Noah Michelson, recently wrote an article titled, "What's A Skoliosexual?," with the subtitle reading, "There's a lot more out there beyond 'hetero,' 'homo' and 'bi.'" more >>
Three California churches have filed a complaint against the state over a recently implemented health insurance provision mandating the coverage of elective abortions.
Foothill Church of Glendora, Calvary Chapel in Chino, and Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch filed the complaint last Friday in U.S. District Court. The suit, filed against the director of the California Department of Managed Health Care, seeks injunctive relief from the abortion mandate.
"Plaintiffs believe, as a matter of religious conviction, that it would be sinful and immoral for them intentionally to pay for, participate in, facilitate, or otherwise support abortion, which they believe destroys innocent human life," reads the complaint. more >>
After Brelyn Bowman announced that a doctor had signed off on a purity certificate that proved she was a virgin before her recent wedding to gospel singer Tim Bowman Jr., the act has been met with mixed reviews.
Both Brelyn and her husband, Tim, decided to wait until they were married to have sex, and the bride took things one step further when she announced on Instagram that she presented a purity certificate to her father before moving forward with the next chapter of her life.
"I was able to present a certificate of purity to [my father] signed by my doctor that my hymen was still intact. Also the covenant he gave me when I was 13," she wrote on Instagram. "When you honor God, your life will automatically honor others! I love you daddy." more >>
"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tamra Judge accused her former-co-star Alex Bellino of "giving Jesus a bad name" during Monday night's season 10 Bravo reunion show.
During the season finale, viewers saw Judge, who was once branded the show's villain, get baptized as part of her spiritual journey to accept Jesus as her savior. While her current co-stars applauded the move, Bellino questioned Judge's sincerity in an email that host Andy Cohen read aloud during the taping.
"... When I became a cast member five years ago, I knew that I would be judged because of my appearance and my love for Jesus, with Tamra being my biggest harasser," Bellino wrote in the email. more >>