In today’s News:
Planned Parenthood exec fired
A top executive at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America has been fired over allegations of racism. The organization’s board of directors announced yesterday that they had “parted ways” Monday with Laura McQuade, who had served as chief executive of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York since 2017, the New York Times reported. The news came after allegations of both abusive and discriminatory behavior towards black Planned Parenthood employees.
Virginia is for snitches
The Virginia Department of Public Health is urging residents to “snitch on” public gatherings and other activities that violate Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam’s coronavirus orders, including churches. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the health department’s website has been updated to include the option to anonymously report to the state neighbors who exceed the emergency limits on building capacity or refuse to wear masks. The form allows users to specify the “type of establishment” they’re reporting, including “indoor gun range” or “religious service.” Under Northam’s phase two” rules, “religious services must be limited to no more than 50 percent of the lowest occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy of the room or facility in which the religious services are conducted. Individuals attending religious services must be at least six feet apart when seated and must practice proper physical distancing at all times” with the exception of family members.
Groups wants taxpayer money for ‘gender transition’
Several pro-LGBT pressure organizations filed a federal lawsuit Monday in hopes of reversing the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back an Obama-era regulation that would allow healthcare providers that receive federal funds to perform “gender transition” operations and abortions. In May of 2016, the Obama Administration redefined “sex discrimination” under Obamacare to include an individual’s “internal sense of gender, which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female.” The rule also covered “termination of pregnancy” under its definition of sex discrimination. The Trump Administration’s Department O\of Health and Human Services announced this month that it will “enforce section 1557 by returning to the government’s interpretation of sex discrimination according to the plain meaning of the word ‘sex’ as male or female and as determined by biology.”
Survey on morality of abortion released
A plurality of Americans believe that killing babies in abortions is morally wrong, a new Gallup Poll finds. The Values And Beliefs Poll, which Gallup conducts every year, found that 47 percent of Americans believe abortions are morally wrong, while 44 percent said they are morally acceptable. Gallup also broke down the numbers into those who identify as liberal or conservative. Just 18 percent of conservatives said abortions are morally acceptable, while 70 percent of liberals did. That 52 percent difference was the largest split on any issue between liberals and conservatives. Other polls have found similarly strong opposition to the killing of unborn babies in abortions.