A pro-life leader has won a victory in her efforts to convince soft-drink manufacturer PepsiCo to stop the use of aborted fetal cells in its research for enhancing the flavors of its products. Debi Vinnedge, executive director of Children of God for Life (COGFL), announced that in late April she had received a letter from Paul Boykas, PepsiCo’s vice president for Global Public Policy, confirming that the company will not allow the use of HEK-293 — a cell line derived from human embryonic kidney — in its partnership with Senomyx, the company with which it had inked a four-year, $30 million contract for flavor research.
Pro-lifers were concerned to find GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney attending a fundraiser at the Miami home of Phil Frost, CEO of Teva Pharmaceuticals, the company that manufactures the Plan B or "Morning After" abortion pill.
Backing President Obama's "evolution" on the issue, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has passed a resolution recognizing same-sex marriage as a civil right. The announcement was seen by political experts as a move to shore up support for President Obama in the black community, which has been at odds with the President over his aggressive efforts on behalf of the homosexual lobby.
Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese pro-life dissident who suffered years of abuse and imprisonment at the hands of Beijing’s communist government for exposing its cruel one-child abortion policy, has been given his freedom. Chen, his wife, and their two children landed at Newark Airport in Jersey May 12, and were immediately whisked to New York City, where Chen spoke to a crowd at New York University (NYU), briefly recounting his ordeal and renewing his commitment to battle the tyranny and injustice he and millions of others have suffered under China’s repressive government.
Popular liberal myths can fool even the most informed among us, and believing in myths can lead to a skewed worldview, which can have serious consequences for ourselves and our country.
Why is atheism the privileged philosophy worthy of taxpayer support in America's schools? Why must Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish schools pay their own way, but atheist public schools are supported by billions of taxpayer dollars? The truth is that the atheist schools not only produce 30 percent academic failure but are also responsible for the moral chaos that now plagues America's youth.
For 16 years Barack Obama's literary agency touted him as "born in Kenya." Supposedly "this was nothing more than a fact checking error." Mistake or not, the President is simply not telling the truth.
Make no mistake about it. International boxing champion Manny Pacquiao opposes the legalization of same-sex marriage. But contrary to the petition launched by a pro-homosexual group to get sporting goods manufacturer Nike to drop him as a spokesman, Pacquiao never expressed hatred for “gays,” and he never said that they should be killed.
The revelation of a 1991 biographical sketch of Barack Obama that states he was born in Kenya, plus other evidence that he is Kenyan-born, have been discounted as irrelevant and attention has been deflected from the subject by members of the so-called conservative media.