Earlier, this week the Guttmacher Institute released a study on the demographics of women obtaining abortions. (They release a report of this nature approximately every seven years.)
This report provides useful information to all sides of the abortion debate. The annual abortion surveillance reports published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provide some demographic data. However, not every state reports data to the CDC and there are large disparities in the quality and reliability of data from other states. The Guttmacher report, which does a nationwide survey of women seeking abortions, is more reliable and more comprehensive.
The best news for pro-lifers from this report is that the abortion rate continues to fall among teens and minors. This is one of the most unheralded public-policy success stories of the past 25 years. more >>
U.S. President Barack Obama has issued a controversial guidance on Friday, creating outrage across the nation on a highly sensitive issue on gender. The guidance, which according to CNN, was sent to every public school in the country, contains a directive to school officials to allow transgender students to be able to use bathrooms based on their gender identity.
The Bathroom Issue
The letter signed by the Department of Justice and Department of Education explicitly stated that "transgender students enjoy a supportive and non-discriminatory school environment." It comes after the debate on the issue has overshadowed this administration's efforts to show that America has the most liberal sense of freedom and democracy. The highest point of discussion came in as a legal dispute between the state of North Carolina and the administration when the former approved House Bill 2, which in essence, is quite the opposite to that of what the White House just released. more >>
Liberals are now totally fed up with deliberative democracy. The message is clear: "Obey, or you will be punished."
On Friday, President Barack Obama directed all public schools in the country to base their bathroom and locker room usage rules on gender identity rather than sex. On an issue as sensitive as where we shower, change clothes and go potty, Obama decided there was no need for a public debate on the issue. No input from school boards, teachers, principles, superintendents, state legislatures, Congress or parents was required. Obama ruled for the nation.
This was not a one-off episode. For years now, Obama and his liberal cohorts have indicated they have no patience for deliberative democracy, in which issues are debated and compromises reached. Rather, they prefer to use court and executive actions to force their agenda on the rest of the nation. more >>
Over the past couple of months, Donald Trump has become such an international sensation, not mainly due to his hopes of becoming the next U.S. president, but largely because of his ridiculously delivered statements which have now been tagged as his most controversial quotes.
It is worth noting that even before the business mogul announced his run for presidency, he has clashed with so many celebrities, TV personalities, other businessmen, and as expected, prominent political figures.
Below are 10 of the most controversial, sometimes funny, but altogether ridiculous quotes of Trump as compiled by major news outlets. more >>
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley recently made his state the fifth to ban an abortion procedure in which a human fetus is dismembered in the womb and removed piece-by-piece.
Governor Bentley signed Senate Bill 363 Thursday, having Alabama join Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia in banning dismemberment abortions.
Alabama Citizens for Life National Director Cheryl Ciamarra praised the passage of SB 363, which was titled the "Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act." more >>
The Obama administration has issued a directive requiring all public schools in the United States to allow transgender students access to single sex bathrooms consistent with their gender identity, and at least one state has indicated that it will contest the order.
Leaders at the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice will issue a guidance Friday telling public school districts across the country that they must treat students in a manner that is consistent with the with their chosen gender identity.
Associated Press reports that all that a student has to do to declare himself as a gender different than his biological sex, is have a parent or guardian call and notify his or her school district that the student's identity "differs from previous representations or records." No medical diagnosis or documents are needed to prove a transgender identity. more >>