NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — A prominent abortion survivor and disability rights activist who was the influence behind the 2011 movie "October Baby" said Friday that it would not have been possible for her to overcome 18 hours of being burned alive inside her mother's womb if it were not for the glory and grace of her savior, Jesus Christ.
During a panel discussion on "personhood from womb to tomb" at the Conservative Political Action Conference, 38-year-old Gianna Jessen, who not only survived a torturous saline abortion but also has Cerebral Palsy due to lack of Oxygen during the abortion attempt, told the crowd at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center that she is living a happier life than most people who "whine about nothing" despite the fact that many questioned what her quality of life would be.
After the panel's moderator Julie Hocker brought up the fact that 90 percent of unborn children with Down's Syndrome are aborted, Jessen decried "healthy people" who think they can determine the quality of life for people with severe disabilities. more >>
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined to call the Islamic State's persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria a "genocide," saying earlier this week that such a distinction requires a "specific legal determination" that has "not been reached."
During a press briefing on Monday, Earnest was questioned by a reporter on whether the Islamic State is "carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria's Christians?"
Earnest initially responded by failing to address the "genocide" question and answered by saying that the Obama administration has "long expressed" concerns with the "tactic" used by ISIS to "slaughter religious minorities." more >>
United States Sergeant First Class Charles Martland has reportedly been granted a two-month extension in his ongoing case with the U.S. Army as he faces expulsion for intervening to protect a child from an Afghan child-rapist.
The American Center for Law and Justice called it a "small victory in a vitally important case defending a war hero and exposing evil."
Martland, a Green Beret Bronze Star recipient, was disciplined after he and his superior officer, Captain Daniel Quinn, confronted an Afghan commander allied with U.S. forces who was abusing a young boy. more >>
The Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom says there are four reasons why the criminal indictment of the pro-life activists behind last year's undercover Planned Parenthood videos won't help the nation's largest abortion provider in its battle against criminal allegations.
After the Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos displaying Planned Parenthood's baby parts reimbursement practices took the pro-life movement by storm, a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, investigated the criminal claims made against a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston.
The grand jury concluded the investigation by announcing in January that it was clearing Planned Parenthood officials of all charges, but was indicting CMP founder David Daleiden and his associate Sandra Merritt on felony charges of tampering with a government record. more >>
A Yazidi girl held captive by the Islamic State terrorist organization set herself on fire, severely burning 80 percent of her body, in a desperate attempt to stop jihadists from raping her, a German doctor has said.
Doctor Jan Ilhan Kizilhan heads a project that has helped bring over 1,100 women and girls victimized by the militant group to Germany to help heal their physical and emotional wounds through a project started in 2014 which is run by the German state Baden-Wurttemberg.
Kizilhan told AFP that he has personally been told over 1,400 horrifying stories of how the barbaric terrorist group has brutally raped and abused religious minority girls and women who were captured and sexually enslaved. more >>
A Saudi court has sentenced a 28-year-old man to 10 years in prison, a fine, and 2,000 lashings after he posted tweets critical of Islam and God.
News of the sentencing was first released by the Al-Watan newspaper on Saturday, which listed an anonymous 28-year-old atheist as being charged with blasphemy against Islam for a series of tweets that targeted God and the Muslim religion.
Last week, the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice sentenced the young man to 10 years in jail, 2,000 lashings and a fine of $5,330. more >>