Iowa Rep. Introduces Federal Bill to Ban Abortion When Heartbeat Detected

Iowa Rep. Introduces Federal Bill to Ban Abortion When Heartbeat Detected

WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman from Iowa has introduced a federal bill that would ban abortions when a heartbeat is detected, with the exception of the life of the mother. Rep. Steve King submitted the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 on Thursday, a move that would criminalize abortions committed on children with beating hearts. “Any […]

South Carolina Troopers to Cease Giving Christian Book to Grieving Families Following Complaint

South Carolina Troopers to Cease Giving Christian Book to Grieving Families Following Complaint

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Troopers in South Carolina will no longer give a Christian book to residents grieving the loss of a loved one following receipt of a complaint on behalf of an atheist woman who was gifted a copy of the publication. “We regret that any family member would have misunderstood our intentions or was offended by our effort […]

Sociologist: ‘Pornography is Propaganda for Prostitution’

Sociologist: ‘Pornography is Propaganda for Prostitution’

(Evangelical Focus) — Pornography is a way of advertising prostitution. This is what Canadian sociologist and anthropologist Richard Poulin denounces. In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the expert in human trafficking and sexual slavery explained his position in favor of abolition. He believes “the prostitution industry has been made for the enjoyment of […]

Kentucky Abortion Facility to Close After License Denied, Leaving One Remaining Provider in State

Kentucky Abortion Facility to Close After License Denied, Leaving One Remaining Provider in State

LEXINGTON, Ky. — An abortion facility in Kentucky is set to close later this month after state officials denied its owners a license, leaving just one abortion provider in the state. The closing of EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington was announced on Friday by the Kentucky chapter of the National Organization for Women as it relayed […]

Nation’s First Female Somali-American Muslim Lawmaker Takes Oath on Koran

Nation’s First Female Somali-American Muslim Lawmaker Takes Oath on Koran

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Somali-American woman who identifies as a Muslim recently took her oath of office on the Koran instead of the Bible. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in November, beating her Republican opponent, Abdimalik Askar, by 61 percent. Her election marked the first female Somali-American selected to […]

Woman Pauses ‘Gender Reassignment’ to Become Pregnant

Woman Pauses ‘Gender Reassignment’ to Become Pregnant

(Christian Institute) — A woman who has been living as a man has become the first “transgender” individual in the U.K. to become pregnant. The 20-year-old woman, who refers to herself as Hayden Cross, has been taking male hormones, but decided to postpone surgery so that she could give birth to a child. After finding […]

Texas Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Abolish Abortion in State

Texas Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Abolish Abortion in State

AUSTIN, Texas — A lawmaker in Texas has proposed a bill that would abolish abortion in the state and criminalize those who take the life of an unborn child. H.B. 948, also known as the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act, was submitted by Representative Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, on Wednesday. It declares that unborn children are entitled […]

Ecumenical Clergy Members ‘Bless’ New Planned Parenthood Facility in Nation’s Capital

Ecumenical Clergy Members ‘Bless’ New Planned Parenthood Facility in Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON — Over 20 clergy members representing Judaism, Hinduism and Islam, as well as those professing Christianity, gathered on Tuesday to seek a “blessing” over a new Planned Parenthood facility that opened last fall in the nation’s capital. “In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work,” Laura Meyers, president […]

Over 200 Injured as 1.5 Million Filipinos Throng ‘Healing’ Idol Marched Through Streets

Over 200 Injured as 1.5 Million Filipinos Throng ‘Healing’ Idol Marched Through Streets

MANILA — Over 200 were injured on Monday as an estimated 1.5 million Filipinos sought to press up against a centuries-old statue of Christ that was marched through the streets of Manila as part of an annual Roman Catholic celebration called the Feast of the Black Nazarene. As previously reported, Catholics in the country, some holding rosaries, […]

Idaho Lawmaker to Propose Bill Criminalizing Abortion as First-Degree Murder

Idaho Lawmaker to Propose Bill Criminalizing Abortion as First-Degree Murder

BOISE, Idaho — A lawmaker in Idaho plans to propose a bill in the state legislature that would criminalize abortion as first-degree murder, with the exception of risk to the life of the mother. Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, told reporters this week that he believes abortion needs to be prosecuted for what it is: murder. […]