Controversial abortionist LeRoy Carhart in Germantown, Md., has sent another patient to the hospital with life-threatening complications, pro-life group Operation Rescue revealed on Wednesday. The group is urging officials to shut down his clinic.
"It appears that Carhart was once again conducting surgeries on women in a fatigued state, as he is known to do. He brags of never taking a day off. At the age of 72, we believe he is endangering women with his irresponsible behavior, and this latest medical emergency in Germantown is more evidence of that," said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue.
According to Operation Rescue, an ambulance arrived Tuesday afternoon at Carhart's Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic and transported a female patient to a local hospital. According to the pro-life group, he saw as many as 16 abortion patients that day. more >>
A 10-year-old boy was suspended for pointing his fingers in the shape of a gun while at school. His family is fighting the suspension and says that the adults are the ones acting like children in this case.
"I was just playing around," Nathan Entingh told The Columbus Dispatch. "People play around like this a lot at my school."
However, Principal Patricia Price said that she has told the students on numerous occasions not to pretend to play with guns or even use their hands as weapons. It's part of a continually growing national trend that has a zero-tolerance policy for guns or weapons, even the pretend version. Students across the nation have been suspended or disciplined for drawing guns, eating food into gun shapes, or in this case, using one's fingers as a "weapon." more >>
Actor Sean Connery has urged his home country of Scotland to do away with its association with the United Kingdom and become an independent country. Connery has long been a supporter of Scotland's independence and says that the time is now, the opportunity simply "too good to miss."
"As a Scot and as someone with a lifelong love for both Scotland and the arts, I believe the opportunity of independence is too good to miss. Simply put – there is no more creative an act than creating a new nation," Connery wrote in an article for the New Statesman website.
Connery is not alone in his views. Anti-poverty campaigner and fellow Scotsman, Iain Duncan-Smith, has also come out in favor of Scottish independence. more >>
During his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars last night, Jared Leto stirred the pot when he mention the country of Ukraine, which is in the midst of political turmoil. Leto and his band are due to play in the country in a few weeks, making his Oscar dedication even more meaningful.
"To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight, in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela … This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS and to those of you who have ever felt injustice to who you are or who you loved. I stand here with you," Leto said in his speech.
Backstage, Leto revealed that his band, "30 Seconds to Mars," will soon be performing in the country as well as Thailand. However, the political turmoil has disrupted his plans to perform in Venezuela. Leto is passionate about performing and helping others and stays up-to-date on the situations within the countries he plans to visit. more >>
One father could not disguise his pleasure at seeing dozens of middle school children exiting the school premises and falling on a patch of ice in a video that has gone viral on YouTube recently. While the dad in question could have warned kids of the dangerous ice, he instead opted to stay in the warmth of his car capturing their falls on his smartphone, all the while offering commentary, and hysterically laughing.
"Guaranteed slippage," the waiting father noted during one portion of the almost six-minute video.
"Oh it's terrible. I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you," he later adds. more >>
Pro-life groups have called Belgium's recent passage of a "right to die" law that allows terminally ill children the permission to end their own lives "abhorrent and inhumane," questioning how a civilized society would sanction such an option.
"No civilized society allows children to kill themselves. Far from a compassionate law, this law hands the equivalent of a loaded gun to a child with the astonishing belief that the child should be free to pull the trigger if he or she so chooses. Belgium's decision to allow this is grotesquely abhorrent and inhumane," said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Roger Kiska in a statement. The Belgian Chamber of Deputies voted 86–44 on Thursday in favor of the controversial law.
ADF added that it had sent the Belgian Parliament a legal analysis that said the proposed law operated under the premise that life is not worth living and children are somehow mature enough to make such a decision on their own. The group added that the newly passed law "exploits vulnerable children by handing to them a 'freedom' that they are completely ill-equipped to bear." more >>