A recently published study by Chinese researchers may provide definitive evidence for the pro-life claim that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer.
Published in the November edition of the international journal Cancer Causes & Control, the research was derived from a "meta-analysis" of 36 studies centered on 14 Chinese provinces.
Yubei Huang, et. al., sought to confirm if a link could be found between Induced Abortion (IA) and an increased likelihood of breast cancer. more >>
As millions of Americans go to the stores for frenzied shopping on the day after Thanksgiving, a group of Texas churches have sought to provide an alternative.
"Bless Friday," a time away from the shopping centers and the seasonal sales, involves congregations organizing community service projects for Black Friday, with the hopes of someday making such volunteer work the norm.
For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a time of plenty, where tables are overflowing with all manners of foods and drinks.
The turkey often gets the prominent placing, along with mash potatoes, pumpkin pies, salads, cranberry sauce, and many other items that remind people of all they have available.
Yet for some, Thanksgiving is not a holiday of abundance but deprivation, where neither a food-filled table nor extended family are present. more >>
A free Bible app for children developed by YouVersion is set for launch on Thanksgiving day, complete with illustrations and interactive experiences, which promises to bring the "love for God's word" to young ones.
"What if your kids could walk through the garden with Adam and Eve, or journey through Bethlehem the night Jesus was born," a promotional video for the app states. "Through an animated adventure, your kids will explore the big stories of the Bible, earn rewards for special challenges, open the Bible again and again, and begin a lifetime of love for God's word."
The animated storybook app is made for smartphones and tablets, and features colorful illustrations with touch-activated animations, games and activities to help children remember what they learn, and a kid-friendly navigation, the official website explains. more >>
Pastors in a county in the heart of South Carolina are expressing their opposition to a local government proposal that would remove the zoning buffers between bars and houses of worship.
Richland County Council is presently considering a move to drop the buffer system, which would allow bars to be built and to operate right next to churches. At a Council meeting held Tuesday evening, churches from multiple neighborhoods protested the possible removal of a 500-foot buffer between bars and churches in the Richland area.
The Reverend John W. Culp, pastor at Virginia Wingard United Methodist Church in Columbia, told The Christian Post that "our ground is sacred too." "A bar shouldn't be near a church that has a nursery or a preschool. I have an AA that meets in my church. Why should I want a reformed alcoholic coming out and there he is facing a bar?" said Culp. "I have a Montessori School that meets in the basement of my church, I got an AA that meets in my church and they were trying to say that church only meet at 11:00 on Sunday which is ridiculous." more >>
A popular European trend to wear surgically implanted jewelry on the eyeball hit New York City for the first time a few weeks ago when a 25-year-old woman had a platinum heart surgically implanted on her eyeball.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology, however, has voiced concern about the safety of the practice and is urging people to avoid the procedure, which has not been approved by the FDA.
"The American Academy of Ophthalmology has not identified sufficient evidence to support the safety or therapeutic value of this procedure," said the organization in a statement included in a recent ABC report on the practice. more >>