HHS Proposes Title X Funding Regulation Updates That Could Disqualify Some Planned Parenthood Locations

HHS Proposes Title X Funding Regulation Updates That Could Disqualify Some Planned Parenthood Locations

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has formally announced its proposed updates to its Title X funding program, which some note could disqualify some Planned Parenthood locations from receiving federal funds. The proposed rules would revert to the 1988 standard under the Reagan administration that disqualified family planning organizations that also […]

‘We Have Devalued Life’: Texas Lieutenant Governor Calls Out ‘Culture of Violence’ Following Santa Fe High School Massacre

‘We Have Devalued Life’: Texas Lieutenant Governor Calls Out ‘Culture of Violence’ Following Santa Fe High School Massacre

AUSTIN, Texas — On ABC’s “This Week” broadcast, the lieutenant governor of Texas lamented the “culture of violence” in America in speaking on the deadly high school shooting in Santa Fe that took the lives of ten people and wounded more than a dozen others. “[S]hould we be surprised in this nation?” asked Dan Patrick. “We have […]

Son of Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Plotting Terror Attacks After His Father Alerts FBI

Son of Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Plotting Terror Attacks After His Father Alerts FBI

BOSTON, Mass. — The son of a Boston police officer has pleaded guilty to plotting terror attacks on locations such as college cafeterias in the name of the barbaric Islamic group ISIS. The father had alerted the FBI of his son’s concerning support of the terror group three years ago. Alexander Ciccolo, 25, who also […]

Illinois High School Prohibits Valedictorian From Mentioning Jesus in Graduation Speech

Illinois High School Prohibits Valedictorian From Mentioning Jesus in Graduation Speech

SCIOTA, Ill. — Officials at an Illinois high school recently prohibited a valedictorian from speaking about Jesus in his graduation speech. Student Sam Blackledge, 18, told the Todd Starnes Radio Show that he was called to the principal’s office at West Prairie High School last week where it was outlined by school and district officials that he […]

California ‘Pastor’ Resigns Over ‘Vile’ Profanity-Laced Tweets Expressing Frustration With City

California ‘Pastor’ Resigns Over ‘Vile’ Profanity-Laced Tweets Expressing Frustration With City

PALO ALTO, Calif. — A California “pastor” has resigned over controversial tweets in which he used profanity and other strong language to express frustration with the City of Palo Alto. The tweets were characterized as “vile” by the city’s vice mayor, who said that he would think twice before sending children to an event at […]

Foster Parents Sue City of Philadelphia for Suspending Partnership With Faith-Based Foster Agency

Foster Parents Sue City of Philadelphia for Suspending Partnership With Faith-Based Foster Agency

PHILADELPHIA — Several foster parents have filed a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia for suspending its partnership with Catholic Social Services because the organization’s religious convictions prohibit it from placing children in same-sex households. “[T]he City’s actions are creating a severe human cost,” the lawsuit states. “Available foster homes are sitting empty. Numerous foster parents […]

Doctor Who Slipped Abortion Drug Into Girlfriend’s Tea to Spend Three Years in Prison

Doctor Who Slipped Abortion Drug Into Girlfriend’s Tea to Spend Three Years in Prison

ARLINGTON, Va. — A Virginia doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend’s tea with an abortion drug will spend three years in prison, being sentenced to 20 years in prison with 17 of those years suspended. According to reports, Brook Fiske, 37, asked the court to be merciful to her former boyfriend, Sikander Imran, 32. She told […]

Nigerian Pastor Finds Home in U.S. After Boko Haram Attack

Nigerian Pastor Finds Home in U.S. After Boko Haram Attack

HOLLAND, Mich. (Holland Sentinel) — David-Olonade Segun’s story began long before the fire, but that day—the day his father was killed by terrorists—would set the course for a new chapter in his life. David-Olonade, who goes by the name David, and his wife, both of southwest Nigeria, had begun a ministry in the northern part of […]

20 Attorneys General Sign Brief Supporting Planned Parenthood’s Lawsuit Against HHS Over New Funding Criteria

20 Attorneys General Sign Brief Supporting Planned Parenthood’s Lawsuit Against HHS Over New Funding Criteria

20 attorneys general have signed an amicus brief supporting Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for altering its Title X funding criteria to prefer groups that promote abstinence and work with faith-based entities. They claim that the new standards will negatively affect the ability of women to contribute to the […]

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Protecting Religious Convictions of Foster, Adoption Agencies

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Protecting Religious Convictions of Foster, Adoption Agencies

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Republican governor of Kansas has signed a bill into law that protects the convictions of religious foster care and adoption agencies, in that the government is prohibited from punishing such organizations for declining to place children in certain households when doing so would violate the tenets of their faith. “The actions taken in […]