While many Americans who take the traditional Judeo-Christian values of America seriously have extolled the virtues of a happy marriage, economists and social scientists — many of them studying the situation from a secular point of view — are now coming to the same conclusion. These experts agree that single parenting accounts for much of modern poverty.
Planned Parenthood offered condolences to the family of a woman who hemorrhaged to death following an abortion at one of its Chicago clinics. Twenty-four-year-old Tonya Reaves died July 20 after undergoing what CBS News described as a “cervical dilation and evacuation” abortion procedure in the Planned Parenthood clinic at 18 S. Michigan Avenue. According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, while the abortion procedure contributed to Reaves’ death, an intrauterine pregnancy was also listed as a factor.
Last month, the U.S. military celebrated its first on-base “wedding” ceremony for same-sex couples when an Air Force sergeant “married” his homosexual partner at a base in New Jersey. Tech Sgt. Erwynn Umali and Will Behrens, a civilian, “married” June 23 on the grounds of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, where Umali was stationed.
The president of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, son of the chain's founder Truett Cathy, the fast-food chain that has been attacked by homosexual activists for its moral and biblical stand on marriage, has put the company in the cross hairs of cultural controversy once more for re-affirming its commitment to traditional family values.
Following a two-year closed-door review, and much to the chagrin of "gay" activists, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has announced that it will continue with its policy of excluding practicing homosexuals from membership and leadership positions within its ranks.
A Virginia woman is suing the restaurant where she worked as a waitress, charging that the owner fired her after she refused to have an abortion. According to the Roanoke Times, 17-year-old Abigail Shomo had worked for about four months at Mi Puerto, a restaurant owned by Leopoldo Florez Aguirre Sr., when she became pregnant by Aguirre’s son, Leopoldo Florez Aguirre Jr. According to the lawsuit, after finding out that Shomo was pregnant, Aguirre Sr. ordered that she be fired, telling her, the lawsuit alleges, that “although he was happy with her work, [she] was pregnant; that in his opinion, customers did not want to see ‘a belly’ on their waitresses; and that customers wanted a slim young waitress.”
A federal judge has temporarily blocked a state law that would close down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, meaning that for the time being the clinic can continue to operate. The law requires that anyone performing an abortion in a clinic be a licensed Ob-Gyn medical doctor, with professional privileges allowing them to admit patients to a local hospital. Lack of such a doctor at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Mississippi, threatened its closure, until the judge stepped in on July 1 to keep the facility open.
Google, which in June banned guns and ammunition from its online shopping site as unsafe for families, announced the launch of it's "Legalize Love“ campaign July 7 to pressure countries that either do not recognize “gay rights” or outlaw homosexual behavior altogether to change their laws.
A viral YouTube video showing a 68-year-old bus monitor in New York being verbally abused by students on the bus has resulted in a touching response by tens of thousands of well-wishers. The ten-minute video shows Karen Klein, a grandmother of eight who rides along on a bus serving Greece Central School District near Rochester, N.Y., being bullied and berated by a group of foul-mouthed students on the bus.
Two of Illinois’ top government attorneys charged with the responsibility of defending the state’s laws have balked at defending the state’s marriage protection statute from a lawsuit filed by 25 homosexual couples. The Associated Press reported that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez “have refused to defend the 16-year-old ban, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, saying it violates the state constitution’s equal protection clause.”
More and more nursing homes, hospitals, and other facilities are using programs based on the positive therapeutic effects that animals such as dogs and cats have upon their patients.