Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson said at an evangelical Christian media gathering that Planned Parenthood leadership should be imprisoned for their harvesting of aborted baby body parts.
At the National Religious Broadcasters "Proclaim 16" convention in Nashville, Tennessee last week, the retired neurosurgeon stated that he believes Planned Parenthood "should be defunded and should be dismantled."
"What they did with selling of body parts and dismembering fetuses I believe is criminal activity," commented Carson, with the audience applauding in response. more >>
One hundred and sixty two abortion clinics have closed in the United States since 2011, which is reportedly faster than at any other time since the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.
In data compiled by Bloomberg Businessweek released Wednesday, since 2011, 162 clinics have closed while 21 new ones have opened.
"The drop-off in providers — more than one every two weeks — occurred in 35 states, in both small towns and big cities that are home to more than 30 million women of reproductive age," according Bloomberg Business reporter Esme Deprez, who is a finalist for the Livingston Awards for "my story about the legislative assault on the business of abortion." more >>
Indonesia's leading psychiatric organization has classified homosexuality as a mental disorder.
The Indonesian Psychiatrists Association announced that people who identify as homosexual or bisexual will be categorized as "people with psychiatric problems," while individuals who identify as transgender are labeled as having "mental disorders."
In an interview with the Jakarta Post on Tuesday, PDSKJI spokesperson Suzy Yusna Dewi asserted that the designation is not an act of bigotry against the LGBT community. more >>
The pro-life group Live Action released four videos Wednesday that feature a former abortionist explicitly detailing how the most prevalent abortion procedures inhumanely maime the bodies of innocent unborn babies.
The videos feature former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino, an obstetrician-gynocologist who conducted over 1,200 abortion procedures before he realized the immorality behind the practice, explaining in detail the step-by-step process of the four most common abortion procedures and what they actually do to an unborn baby's body.
The videos, which detail the processes of dilation and evacuation abortions, medical abortions, aspiration (suction) abortions, and third trimester induction abortions, have been posted by Live Action to a newly created website called AbortionProcedures.com. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham spoke out against an abortion doctor who said that his Christian faith allows him to be non-judgmental of people and therefore participate in abortions, with Ham arguing that the "right" to abortion is more about man's sinful nature.
"Abortion is not health care. Abortion is murder. Calling it 'health care' or some other sugarcoated term doesn't change what abortion really is—the taking of an innocent life. And by God's standard of course, murder is sinful and utterly wrong," Ham wrote on his AiG blog.
He shared with his supporters the story of an abortion doctor from Chicago, who identifies as a Christian and sees abortion as health care. more >>
Creationist Ken Ham blasts those who use Christianity and God's Word to defend the "abominable practice of abortion" and calls it murder, stressing that God pronounced the death penalty for those who would murder another human being in the Old Testament.
Calling abortion "healthcare" or some other "sugarcoated" term doesn't change the fact that it is the taking of an innocent life, writes the president and CEO of Answers in Genesis on his blog post Monday, referring to Willie Parker, a late-term abortionist from Chicago who also performs abortions in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, and believes he's a "Good Samaritan."
"Abortion is healthcare" and "for me, my Christianity leads me to a place of non-judgment," Ham quotes Parker as saying at a pro-abortion fundraiser in Massachusetts. "I'm never in conflict about if abortion ends a life process. Pregnancy is a life process. … All life processes that occur in the body of a woman are subordinate to the well-being of that woman. Women's agency and power to determine all the processes that go on inside their body allows me to place their well-being first and foremost." more >>