When the child of an illegal immigrant is born in the United States, the parents can obtain a US birth certificate by showing authorities a Matrícula Consular de Alta Seguridad (MCAS). This “consular identification card” is issued by Mexican consulates to their citizens living abroad, even those in another country illegally. It has been accepted in the United States as a way to demonstrate parentage to health officials and be eligible for a US birth certificate.
Whatever happened to a balanced, respectful conversation over our disagreements? Reasonable people can reason together and even learn from one another. While we may not share beliefs, we are fundamentally entitled to hold those beliefs and are free to think our own thoughts.
Assistant US Attorney General John Carlin warns that “the line between speech and violence is crossed too often, resulting in heartbreaking tragedy.” His concern has prompted the creation of a new position at the Department of Justice: the coordinator for domestic terrorism investigations.
In the wake of the series of sickening undercover videos exposing the baby body parts scandal, the media has responded predictably. They warn that stopping or defunding Planned Parenthood will deprive poor women of needed health services. How could we be so heartless?
Let’s have a reality check.
In a stunning move, Planned Parenthood announced that it will no longer accept reimbursements for baby parts donated to research.
Given the massive media coverage of the shocking videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, which brought this scandal to light, is the timing of the announcement a surprise?