Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently decided to immediately shut down the Baltimore City Detention Center. His decision is a stunning and important victory for justice, victims and the communities affected by crime.
Governor Hogan made it clear that this decision is about far more important values than just saving money — it's about the value of human life, justice and the advancement of public safety.
The governor stated, "The Baltimore City Detention Center is a disgrace and its conditions are horrendous. Ignoring it was irresponsible and one of the biggest failures of leadership in the history of the State of Maryland." more >>
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of months, you are undoubtedly aware of how Donald Trump has upset the apple cart when it comes to Republican politics.
Famously known for his "Art of the Deal" and the Apprentice's "your fired!" tagline, Trump is a master of self-promotion. He takes seriously American author Damon Runyon's statement, "He who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted." Indeed, when it comes to trumpeting his achievements, none of the candidates has the capacity to out-trumpet Mr. Trump.
And unlike some of his real estate and entertainment ventures, Trump's tactics in the political arena are proving wildly successful. Since he has entered the Republican presidential race, Trump is topping the field, garnering over 30% of the voters support according to the most recent polls. This, even after his boorish performance during Fox News' presidential debate last Thursday night. What's unclear is what these numbers actually mean. more >>
Undercover videos showing abortion provider Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts can continue after biomedical company StemExpress failed, through legal action, to stop their release.
The Superior Court of the state of California issued a ruling Thursday denying StemExpress' request for a "specified discovery" that would have given them possession of the video and thus kept it from being released publicly.
"The Court, for good cause shown, may order that 'specified discovery' be conducted notwithstanding the general prohibition. Plaintiff seeks to demonstrate that such good cause exists. However, Plaintiff's papers fail to make that showing," read the ruling. more >>
Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump were criticized by pro-life activists this week after they waffled on their positions regarding abortion, research on aborted baby body parts and funding Planned Parenthood.
After Carson indicated support for the abortion drug RU-486 in the case of rape or incest, Cavuto asked Carson, "At the point of conception do you see that as life Doctor?"
"Certainly once the heart starts beating, certainly at that point," replied Carson. more >>
A Kentucky state employee has maintained her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a recently issued court order mandating that her office do so.
Kim Davis of Rowan County has declined to follow a court order issued Wednesday by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
"The Court must … point out that the act of issuing a marriage license to a same-sex couple merely signifies that the couple has met the legal requirements to marry. It is not a sign of moral or religious approval," read the order. more >>
Famed retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Thursday night that he is "sickened" by allegations that he has done research on fetal tissue and dismissed them as untrue and "pathetic," while noting how he has spent his "entire life caring for children."
On Wednesday a blog post by Dr. Jen Gunter alleged that Dr. Carson, who spent many years as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is a staunch opponent of abortion, had done research on fetal tissue taken from "two fetuses aborted at the ninth and 17th week of gestation."
Gunter is an outspoken advocate for legalized abortion. In a July op-ed for The New Republic she argued that fetuses are not actually unborn babies and she used the term "products of conception" to describe aborted babies. more >>