Teen Who ‘Snapped,’ Killed Parents While Struggling With Gender Identity Is Sentenced

Teen Who ‘Snapped,’ Killed Parents While Struggling With Gender Identity Is Sentenced

AUGUSTA, Maine (Associated Press) — A teenager who told authorities he “snapped” and killed his parents while struggling with gender identity and acceptance was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison. Andrew Balcer, who was 17 at the time of the fatal stabbings, asked for forgiveness from his remaining family members, many of whom had […]

Husband in Custody Battle for Son Accused by Wife of Being ‘Emotionally Abusive’ for Not ‘Affirming’ Child as Girl

Husband in Custody Battle for Son Accused by Wife of Being ‘Emotionally Abusive’ for Not ‘Affirming’ Child as Girl

DALLAS, Texas — A man in Texas who is in the midst of divorce and custody proceedings has been accused by his wife of being “emotionally abusive” for not affirming their son as a girl. The man says that his son chooses to present himself as a boy when away from his mother, who has […]

New Orleans Police Identify, Arrest Teenager Who Fatally Ran Over Pastor’s Wife in Carjacking

New Orleans Police Identify, Arrest Teenager Who Fatally Ran Over Pastor’s Wife in Carjacking

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Police in Louisiana have identified and arrested a teenager who carjacked a pastor’s wife on Tuesday and then ran over her with her own vehicle. “Thanks to non-stop work by NOPD’s Homicide Division, we have made multiple arrests in this case,” the New Orleans Police Department announced on social media on […]

Oklahoma Senator Again Introduces Bill to Abolish Abortion in State, Criminalize Act as Murder

Oklahoma Senator Again Introduces Bill to Abolish Abortion in State, Criminalize Act as Murder

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — A senator in Oklahoma has again introduced a bill that would abolish abortion in the state and would result in homicide charges against abortionists. Senate Bill 13, filed by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, states that the definition of a human being includes the unborn, and “from the moment of fertilization.” […]

Massachusetts Democrats Pass Resolution Claiming Using Religious Views for Public Policy ‘Threatening Entire Planet’

Massachusetts Democrats Pass Resolution Claiming Using Religious Views for Public Policy ‘Threatening Entire Planet’

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Democratic Party has approved a resolution acknowledging nonreligious Americans, also known as “nones,” and stating that those who have used their “religious views to justify public policy” are “threatening not only the United States, but the entire planet.” According to the American Humanist Association (AHA), the resolution was passed on Nov. […]

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court for Fast Appeal on Transgender Military Ban

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court for Fast Appeal on Transgender Military Ban

WASHINGTON (New York Times) — The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to leapfrog federal appeals courts in several cases concerning the president’s decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military. Federal district courts have entered injunctions against the new policy, but no appeals court has yet ruled […]

CDC Report Shows US Abortion Rates Continuing to Fall, But at Least 638,000 Babies Still Murdered in 2015

CDC Report Shows US Abortion Rates Continuing to Fall, But at Least 638,000 Babies Still Murdered in 2015

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released its annual “abortion surveillance” report, showing that abortion rates are continuing to fall in the United States, but still more than 638,000 babies were murdered in 2015. “A total of 638,169 abortions for 2015 were reported to CDC,” the organization wrote, outlining the latest year on record. “Among the […]

Ohio House of Representatives Again Advances Bill Banning Abortion When Heartbeat Detected

Ohio House of Representatives Again Advances Bill Banning Abortion When Heartbeat Detected

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio House of Representatives voted on Thursday in favor of a bill that would ban abortion when a heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks gestation. The measure passed the legislature two years ago, but was vetoed by Republican Gov. John Kasich. “This bill basically says if there is a heartbeat, […]