Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards sent out message to her social media followers earlier this week suggesting services that women might need for Valentine's Day. On Richards' list, "What Women Need for Valentine's Day," is "safe and legal abortion."
"While it's sickening to promote the killing of preborn children on a day set aside to celebrate love, it shouldn't surprise us that on Valentine's Day, Planned Parenthood hearts abortion," said Lila Rose, president of pro-life group Live Action, in a statement shared with The Christian Post on Friday.
"Having infamously earned the title of America's largest abortion corporation, killing over 327,000 children a year, they will stoop to any low to push a vicious ideology and make a buck," Rose added. more >>
Evidence suggests that Christians are increasingly tolerant of casual sex, but what does the dating scene look like for those who are choosing not to engage in premarital sex?
A ChristianMingle poll released last month suggests that Christians are increasingly open to having sex outside of marriage. Sixty-one percent of the 716 Christians surveyed said they would be willing to have sex without any strings attached. Only 11 percent indicated they would be willing to wait until marriage. more >>
Social media giant Facebook expanded its basic male or female gender identity options for its 159 million U.S. users Thursday to include a raft of approximately 50 other terms including transsexual, androgynous and intersex.
Along with an official launch of the change, the company celebrated its decision in a post on its diversity page in which it explained that it collaborated with a group of leading LGBT advocacy organizations to come up with its list of new gender identities.
"When you come to Facebook to connect with the people, causes, and organizations you care about, we want you to feel comfortable being your true, authentic self. An important part of this is the expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just 'male' or 'female.' So today, we're proud to offer a new custom gender option to help you better express your own identity on Facebook," noted the social media giant in the post. more >>
When Alana S. Newman attended a conference on family formation, she was shocked to find that surrogacy has become a "booming" market among gay couples.
"The event was overflowing with a shocking enthusiasm for motherlessness, and it served as an opportunity to promote the fertility industry's most lucrative package: egg donors plus surrogates, for gay male couples and single-dads-by-choice," said Newman of the Anonymous Us Project, an organization which focuses on the topic of "third party reproduction," while describing the event (sponsored by American Association for Adoption and Reproductive Technologies Attorneys) that took place in Charleston, S.C. more >>
Editor's Note: This is the second part in a series on Christian dating culture. Read Part 1 here.
Christians who attend church and read the Bible at least three times a week are less likely to have sex outside of marriage than those who do not engage in those religious practices.
In a 2012 study of Millenial Christians by the National Association of Evangelicals and Grey Matter Research, only respondents who attended worship services at least once a month were considered. Of the 1,007 polled by NEA and GMR, only 44 percent of unmarried Evangelicals ages 18-29 had had sex. more >>
A former employee of a California-based catering business has sued the company alleging abuse at one of their Oregon facilities by being referred to in gender specific terms.
Valeria Jones alleged that coworkers at Bon Appétit Management of Palo Alto frequently used words like "miss," "lady" and similar terms instead of more gender-neutral phrases.
Filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Jones, who lives in Oregon, is being represented by Portland attorney Donel Courtney. more >>