Melissa Barnhart

CP Reporter

Satanists Meet $20,000 Goal in Effort to Build Monument for Okla. Capitol That Includes Children Admiring Satan

The New York-based Satanic Temple on Monday submitted its designs for a monument that it aims to have placed at the Oklahoma Capitol next to the Ten Commandments. The sculpture will feature a 7-foot-tall goat-headed creature, Baphomet, as Satan, which will be flanked by two adoring children – one boy and one girl – smiling as they look up to the creature that will be large enough so that tourists can sit in its lap.

CP Year in Review: Top 10 Most Read Abortion and Pro-Life Stories of 2013

Pro-life activists saw 2013 as a breakthrough in the movement to defend the constitutional rights of pre-born babies. Many credit the growing support for the pro-life movement with the rising popularity of 3D and 4D ultrasounds, and the ability to announce the sex of one's unborn baby by the 13th week, as Texas state Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) did on the House floor as part of his support for the state's new abortion regulations that ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, the six month of pregnancy.

Albuquerque Voters Reject Ban on Late-Term Abortions

By a 10 percent margin, voters in Albuquerque, N.M., defeated a ban on late-term abortions Tuesday in a municipal election. Voters rejected the measure 55 percent to 45 percent. Labeled the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance, if passed, it would have banned abortions after 20 weeks gestation in the womb, the point at which pre-born babies have be shown to feel pain, with exceptions for women who face medical emergencies.