by Kirsten Andersen WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Members of the House of Representatives heard testimony Thursday from two former abortion industry workers as hearings were held on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation, when the nervous system has developed sufficiently to…
by Rita Diller Analysis May 23, 2013 (STOPP.org) - When I walked into this year’s Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference in Seaside, Oregon, one of the first things I encountered was a table manned by three young teen boys. On the table was a collage that included many depictions of totally bare female…
I’m eager to watch this new documentary about homeless women veterans trying to open the first transitional house for female vets in Connecticut. War Zone/Comfort Zone, created by filmmaker Lizzie Warren, is airing on PBS stations across the country this weekend, and by tomorrow you’ll be able to watch it online here. Check out the trailer below: Transcript after the [...]
Blur: "Country House"
Turtles and tortoises have been on this planet for 200 million years, but habitat destruction, pet trade, and the exotic food market are affecting their numbers. What can you do to help these animals, today and every day? We've got some answers!
During a hearing on a bill that would ban late-term abortions nationwide, an expert on human embryonic development informed members of the committee that unborn babies have the capacity to feel pain as early as 8 weeks. Maureen Condic, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and obtained [...]
by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman FATIMA, Portugal, May 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The rector of Portugal’s Fatima Shrine, Fr. Carlos Cabecinhas, is again refusing permission to members of the National Pro-life Referendum Committee to collect signatures favoring a national vote on the issue of abortion. Since 2007, abortion…
by Johanna Dasteel RICHLAND, WA, May 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An elderly florist in Washington state has filed a countersuit against the state Attorney General after being sued for refusing to sell flowers for a same-sex "wedding." AG Bob Ferguson says shop-owner Barronelle Stutzman, 68, is guilty of unlawful discrimination…
The electricity system is currently set up as dumb commodity system to provide cheap power. What we need is a smart system to provide energy services. To get there, we have to change utilities.
Yesterday evening the Humane Society Legislative Fund and The Humane Society of the United States hosted our annual congressional Humane Awards, where we honored a bipartisan group of legislators who led the way for animals during the last year. Sen....
MJ cruises around town on her bike-courier owner's shoulder.
Eesha Khare is an 18-year-old high school senior. She’s going to Harvard in the fall and uses her cellphone. Typical 18-year-old girl stuff. Oh, she also invented a supercapacitor that charges cell phones in 30 seconds! According to Clutch: “Eesha Khare, 18, invented a fast-charging device called the supercapacitor. It is miniature energy-storing device that [...]
Scarlett Crowther was born with half a heart. She may not have made it at all had her mom decided to have an abortion, but Scarlett’s mother rejected that idea. Scarlett was given a 50/50 chance of surviving the defect but went through two successful heart operations, with one of them coming at five days [...]
I posted a short piece at Chinafile.org last week on China’s food safety challenges. The occasion for the post was the arrest of 63 people in China for selling fake lamb meat made of rat, fox, and other meats. The “conversation” includes comments/responses from Isabel Hilton (ChinaDialogue.net), John Balzano (BU Law), Alexa Oleson (formerly of […]
by Peter Baklinski OTTAWA, May 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexual men who have not had sex with other men for five years are now eligible to donate blood to the Canadian Blood Services (CBS). The organization revealed yesterday that it has received approval from Health Canada to exchange a lifetime ban on homosexuals…
[Content Note: War; drones; detention.]President Obama gave an important foreign policy address today, the full transcript of which is available here.Some of what is being packaged as a realignment looks a lot like the same old shit to me. Show More Summary
Just over a year ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on racial profiling in over a decade on the heels of the murder of 17-year-old Florida resident Trayvon Martin. His death gave a face to the terrible practice...Show More Summary
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CFAM) — When Melinda Gates declared that family planning for poor women would be her signature issue, she named her campaign “No Controversy.” “We’re not talking about abortion” or population control, said the wife of billionaire Bill Gates. With that assurance, presidents of poor countries consented to Gates’ campaign. They even agreed [...]
Environmental scholarship has lost a real giant: Norris Cecil Hundley Jr., a former resident of Pacific Palisades, passed away peacefully on April 28. He was 77. Born to Norris and Helen Hundley on October 26, 1935 in Houston, Texas, Norris is survived by six younger siblings… Norris graduated from Whittier College in 1958. After receiving his Ph.D. […]
One suicide begets another, a study in Canada has demonstrated. From the Ottawa Citizen story: That suicide is contagious is a widely held–and controversial–theory. A groundbreaking new study co-authored by a University of Ottawa researchers has found that teens who know of a schoolmate who died of suicide are far more likely to think about [...]