The Gulf Coast community of Naples, Florida, is known more for its numerous golf courses and palm-tree lined planned retirement communities than for controversy and dissent, but Planned Parenthood's decision to perform abortions here created quite a stir when the facility began performing the once-banned procedures on September 14.
With the number of victims of the abortion holocaust now exceeding 49.5 million since 1973, it is perhaps easy to permit the number of the dead to become a mere statistic. But the shooting in Owosso, Michigan, of pro-life activist James Pouillon is a stark reminder of the life-and-death nature of the struggle to end legalized abortion.
As Americans weigh the potential results of President Obama's divisive efforts to collectivize the nation’s healthcare, evidence continues to mount for the mind-numbing inhumanity that has resulted from socialized medicine in other “developed” countries. While fears of heathcare rationing and governmental ''death panels" have received a great deal of attention, the risks of socialized medicine for the youngest Americans have not received the same scrutiny.
A while back we heard about the United Nations pact that would prohibit parents from choosing their children's religion. Now the UN is issuing another dystopian proposal, a sex-education curriculum that would teach children as young as five about masturbation and "gender roles, stereotypes and gender-based violence." And those are just two elements in a 98-page report issued by the UN's Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and which includes curricula for children between the ages of 5 and 18. Joseph Abrams at FoxNews reports, writing:
Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against the franchise that operates the Miss California Organization, K2 Productions, naming specifically co-executive directors Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler and publicist Roger Neal, Fox News reported August 31.
In June, the Obama administration began reviving efforts to have the United States sign onto a global children's rights treaty “ratified by every U.N. member except the U.S. and Somalia,” according to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice. The Huffington Post’s account implies, in that single quote, a moral equivalency between the United States and a Third World nation utterly hostile to the plight of human populations.
The New York Times’ Benedict Carey reported this week that the Army “plans to require that all 1.1 million of its soldiers take intensive training in emotional resiliency.” The Times says it “learned of the [psychological resiliency training] program from Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman, chairman of the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center, who has been consulting with the Pentagon.”
Ten days after the New York Times reported that his name is on a list of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs six years ago, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said he still doesn't know what forbidden substances he supposedly used.
From Krum, Texas, comes the heartwarming story of a small town that pulled together to celebrate Christmas in July for a young girl who may not be able to celebrate it in December. Krum’s Channel 11 reported that the event on July 25, which drew more than the entire town’s population of 3,700, began with a simple question: “Daddy, when is Christmas?”