The Center for Medical Progress released its 11th undercover video investigation of Planned Parenthood Tuesday in which it shows a Texas-based abortionist describing how she manipulates a baby's position in the womb to pull it out by its feet and trunk first. The technique the abortionist describes, according to pro-life groups, is the same procedure as an illegal partial birth abortion.
In the video, which was recorded during a conference for abortion providers on Oct. 12, 2014, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas abortionist Dr. Amna Dermish is seen describing the methods she uses to perform between 250 and 300 abortions a month, up to 22 weeks gestation, at a clinic where she's the sole provider.
"My aim is to get the specimins out intact," she says, before recounting how she was trained by Planned Parenthood's Senior Director of Medical Services, Deborah Nucatola, to move the baby to a breech position "using ultrasound guidence." more >>
Proponents for the legalization of recreational marijuana have said over and over again that marijuana is less harmful to society than alcohol and tobacco. Thus, it makes no sense; it's even hypocritical to keep it illegal, they say.
To argue marijuana is harmless goes against some of the most reputable studies from Europe and the United States. Moreover, only two years ago, the nation's largest medical group, the American Medical Association, explicitly stated that they oppose legalization, rejected calls for them to become "neutral," and advocated for full funding of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The American Psychiatric Association has also issued a statement outlining the many public health harms of the drug. 
In their recent book, "Going to Pot," William J. Bennett and Robert A. White rightly note, "[I]t is inexplicable that as the balance of public opinion has been moving toward the legalization of marijuana, the balance of science and medicine has been moving toward broad agreement on marijuana's harms and dangers."  more >>
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 >>
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 >>
A Vatican spokesman is condemning claims that Pope Francis has a brain tumor as being false and gravely irresponsible.
An Italian newspaper reported Wednesday that Francis has a small, dark spot on his brain, but that it could be treated and cured without surgery.
The Rev. Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, slammed the claim as "completely unfounded and seriously irresponsible," as well as "absolutely inexcusable and unconscionable." more >>