The state of Indiana has become the first in the Union to cut off all government funding to Planned Parenthood. Though the effort has been touted as a success for both the pro-life movement and the Indiana taxpayers, it could potentially present problems for Indiana’s Governor Mitch Daniels, who is considering a presidential bid.
In what may be the apogee of oxymoronic ideas, a gaggle of military atheists is pushing the armed forces to create atheist chaplains. That's right, the people who deny God exists apparently believe they need a "chaplain" to help guide them and reinforce their values, such as they are.
Proponents of California’s Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2008 that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, are asking a U.S. district court to vacate a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the amendment because the judge is a practicing homosexual.
A disparity in public education funding does not explain the racial achievement gap among students, a report from the Heritage Foundation found.
Good news for Mississippi homeschoolers: The state Supreme Court has vacated a judge’s order seeking the names and addresses of all homeschoolers in his jurisdiction.
Judge Joe Dale Walker of the 13th Chancery District Court had issued a court order on March 24 demanding that school attendance officers within his five-county jurisdiction provide him with the names and addresses of all homeschooled students and parents in their districts.
Officials of the New York Public Library (which has branches in the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island) say that it’s all right for patrons to view porn on the library’s computers. According to a report in the New York Post, library officials said that the First Amendment protects the rights of patrons to look at whatever they want — including pornography — at the city’s 200 branch facilities.
A homeless Connecticut mother faces charges of larceny and possible imprisonment for enrolling her six-year old son in a school in another town. Tanya McDowell, whose last known address was in Bridgeport, Conn., enrolled her son in Norwalk’s Brookside Elementary School after claiming to live at a friend’s address, and now faces charges for allegedly stealing nearly $16,000 from Norwalk schools.
The effort to defund Planned Parenthood has failed on the national level, but pro-lifers in the states have taken up the battle to cut off taxpayer funds to the organization, which has cornered a third of the abortion business in the United States.
It is no secret that the American Left has been targeting the youth for a long time, and has succeeded in many ways. After all, the Left appears to have been victorious in taking control of public education, where students are being indoctrinated on a regular basis, forcing conservative and spiritual parents to either enroll their children in private schools or educate them at home.
With the dramatic increase in cell phone use over the past several years, the once-common 1-800 toll-free business number has gone largely by the wayside. But one savvy company has found a creative — albeit unsavory — new use for discarded toll-free numbers. According to the Associated Press, over the past dozen or so years a little-known Philadelphia company called PrimeTel Communications has gained control of nearly one-quarter of all 1-800 toll-free numbers in the U.S. and Canada — an estimated 1.7 million numbers — and is using many of them to direct callers to a phone-sex service.
Last week, the Senate Education Committee of the State Senate of Tennessee passed a bill that forbids public school elementary and middle school teachers from “furnishing any materials on human sexuality other than heterosexuality.”