A former Congresswoman and pro-life advocate believes that the closure of at least 54 abortion clinics since 2010, as reported by The Huffington Post, is due to stricter sanitary and health regulations more than anything else.
"They've (abortion facilities) been closed by health departments or they have closed by their own volition because they cannot meet safety standards," Marilyn Musgrave, former U.S. Congresswoman (R-Colo.) and vice president of Government Affairs for the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, told The Christian Post in a Thursday interview.
Stricter regulations for abortion clinics, passed in several states, have raised the requirements for facilities offering abortion service to women. more >>
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld California's first-in-the-nation ban on sexual orientation change therapy for minors.
A three judge panel for the appellate court ruled Thursday that SB 1172, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, was not a violation of professional rights. "California has authority to prohibit licensed mental health providers from administering therapies that the legislature has deemed harmful," ruled the panel unanimously.
"Fundamental rights of parents do not include the right to choose a specific type of provider for a specific medical or mental health treatment that the state has reasonably deemed harmful." more >>
A conservative legal group has stated its intentions to file a lawsuit against New Jersey over a recently signed law banning sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors.
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of The Liberty Counsel, confirmed to The Christian Post on Monday his organization's plan to file the suit. "We will be filing suit," said Staver, adding that the suit should be submitted "later this week."
On Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law A-3371, a bill that would ban the controversial practice of reparative therapy (also called conversion therapy) for minors. A-3371 enjoyed bipartisan support in the Garden State's Legislature, with both houses voting overwhelmingly in favor of the bill. A-3371 was sponsored by Assemblymen Timothy J. Eustace, Herb Conaway, Jr., John J. Burzichelli, Holly Schepisi, and Reed Gusciora. All the sponsors except Republican Schepisi were Democrats. more >>
The Kentucky-based Creation Museum has an exhibit on the history of human myths regarding dragons, the implication being that dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time.
Known as the "Dragon Invasion," the exhibit asks visitors if the dragons of folklore found across diverse human cultures were actually dinosaurs.
According to an entry on the Creation Museum's website, the "dazzling new exhibit" includes artwork and quotes from ancient historians from various eras and civilizations. more >>
An Indiana-based academic institute has announced that while a physics professor who taught intelligent design will stay with the university, his proposed controversial course will not.
Professor Jo Ann Gora, president of Ball State University, announced Wednesday that while Physics Prof. Eric Hedin would remain, intelligent design would not be taught as part of a science course.
Theories of evolution, Darwinian and otherwise, fail to explain the development of animal life, and intelligent design explains it better, argues former geophysicist Stephen C. Meyer in his recently released New York Times best-selling book, Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
"The best scientific evidence undermines Darwinism, and the more current form of Darwinism known as neo-darwinism," Meyer, a former oil industry geophysicist who holds a Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge and directs the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, Wash., said in a Tuesday interview with The Christian Post.
"The burden of proof that I proudly bear in the book is to show that the best scientific evidence now challenges the theory" of evolution, the author explained. more >>