In recent days, five undercover videos of conversations with Planned Parenthood staff have surfaced. In the videos, high-level staff members detail the organization’s barbaric, brutal practice of using partial-birth abortion—a felony—to make sure aborted babies are kept intact to the fullest extent possible so they can be sold. The practices are calmly discussed, and prices are set. We learn new phrases, such as “crunchy procedure.” Ultrasounds, typically used to celebrate the first sight of new life, are being used to guide abortionists to preserve valuable parts of the unborn.
The first “test tube baby” was born in 1978. Since then, more than five million such babies have been born through in vitro fertilization, or IVF. Essentially, this process involves removing eggs from female ovaries and mixing them with sperm in a laboratory setting. Once fertilization takes place in the “test tube,” the fertilized egg is then implanted into the female. Through this process, scientists have manufactured an option for the one in eight couples suffering from infertility.
Recently, a nonprofit group called the Nonhuman Rights Project (the “petitioners”) filed a lawsuit claiming the unlawful imprisonment (Habeus Corpus) of two apes—Hercules and Leo—which are research subjects at the State University of New York at Stony. The lawsuit sought to have the apes released and transferred to an animal sanctuary in Florida.
Back-to-school time is barreling down the track. Parents are finalizing plans, choosing school supplies, and for those sending their children to private school, signing enrollment agreements. Yes, we’re talking about those contracts filled with the fine print that no one likes (except attorneys, of course!).
A parent called our ministry recently saying that she had removed her child from a private school last December, but the school was just now pursuing her for the remainder of the year’s tuition. “Are they allowed to do that?” she asked.