Leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called the controversial undercover videos showing officials from Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of organs from aborted fetuses "disturbing" on Tuesday and said it raises questions about the process nationwide.
"I have seen pictures from them and I obviously find them disturbing," said Clinton in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader Tuesday.
Calls for the public defunding of Planned parenthood have come from several Republican presidential candidates while Planned Parenthood has tried to discredit the Center for Medical Progress which recorded a video describing it as a: "Heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood's participation in tissue donation." more >>
Due to an objection with an Affordable Care Act mandate that requires health insurance plans to offer base birth control, Wheaton College has announced that it will no longer offer health insurance to its students to avoid conflicting with the institution's Christian convictions.
The decision, announced to its students on July 10, effectively strips about a quarter of the suburban Chicago non-denominational liberal arts school's undergraduate and graduate students of their health care plans, which is about 700-plus individuals.
As one of the most contested aspects of Obamacare has been the requirement for health insurance plans to provide birth control and emergency contraceptives, a number of Christian organizations have cried foul, claiming that the law violates their religious beliefs. more >>
A Tennessee lawmaker has written a letter to state county clerks telling them that they should ignore the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage.
State Representative Rick Womick of the 34th Legislative District sent a letter last Wednesday to county clerks who had been told to issue licenses to same-sex couples by the state government.
"It has come to my attention that most, if not all of you, have been contacted by AG Herbert Slatery and the Haslam Administration, and have been told to uphold the SCOTUS opinion or face a discrimination lawsuit," wrote Womick. more >>
Evolutionary biologist and atheist author Richard Dawkins says while former President George W. Bush and failures in Western foreign policy have played a role in the rise of the Islamic State terror group, it's radical Islam that's responsible for the atrocities committed by the jihadists.
"Yes, blame Bush for IS gaining power in Iraq. But don't blame him for IS's cruel, misogynist, homophobic, etc. policies when they got power," Dawkins wrote via Twitter on Tuesday.
Editors Note: This column was co-authored by Rob Schwarzwalder.
President Obama's sentimental journey to East Africa should have been a harmonious one. He used the occasion of a toast to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to joke about his own search for his birth certificate. The usual round of VIP visits and dinners were marred, however, by this president's insistence on pushing his radical social agenda on Africans.
He lectured the leaders of Kenya about election violence. Meanwhile, Mr. Obama ignored the burgeoning Planned Parenthood scandal back home in the U.S.A. While deploring violence in Kenya's elections that took 1,000 lives in 2007, the President has no remedy for the violence of Planned Parenthood—those traffickers in human flesh. Each day in America, this outfit kills 800 unborn children. And now we know they market their hearts, lungs, and livers. more >>
In 2004, comedian Jay Leno quipped, "They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years, and [heck], we're not using it anymore."
Leno's joke expressed genuine lament for blatant and repetitive constitutional violations evidenced by elected officials. However, while joking about not using the U.S. Constitution anymore, the reality is that many advocate that the U.S. Constitution should, and must, be changed and/or discarded.
Efforts to do so exist in academic and political advocacy. more >>