A roundup of news from around the interwebs.
Elizabeth Warren promised that if she was elected president, she’d have a transgender kid choose her Education Secretary. Joe Biden one-upped her by appointing transgender physician Rachel Levine—original name, Richard Levine—as assistant secretary of health. A simple look at Levine’s photo reveals once again the extent to which the trans movement—and now, Joe Biden—is gaslighting America.
Biden, who claims to be a faithful Catholic and makes a big show of going to Mass when he’s not trumpeting his dedication to dismantling pro-life protections and religious liberty laws, is preparing a massive rollback of pro-life gains. This rollback will likely start during his first week in office—the abortion industry is champing at the bit.
Like many of you, I have watched the unfolding scandal surrounding the late apologist Ravi Zacharias with a sort of sick feeling. Zacharias was one of the most articulate defenders of the Christian faith, and most folks had brushed off or ignored previous accusations of sexual impropriety against him. Now, the organization he founded, RZIM, has released a statement on the findings of their investigation thus far, confirming that “he did indeed engage in sexual misconduct.”
As is so often the case with stories like these, more revelations appear to be in the offing. The worst allegation so far is that as a young missionary, Zacharias pressured his brother’s 16-year-old girlfriend into an illegal abortion. I hope that this story, and many others, prove not to be true. Thus far, it doesn’t look good.
Finally, an update on the situation in Northern Ireland. I e-mailed my friend Bernadette Smyth for the details on what is going on in their abortion fight, and this was her response:
Precious Life has condemned the so-called Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) for instigating legal action to have even more unborn babies killed by abortion in Northern Ireland – and use National Health Service (NHS) money to pay for the abortions. The pro-life group also say they will ‘name & shame’ and protest at abortion centres in Northern Ireland.
Abortion was forced on Northern Ireland by the British Parliament in October 2019. Section 9 of British Government’s NI (Executive Formation etc) Act removed the sections of the Offences Against the Person Act that had previously protected unborn babies and their mothers from abortion in Northern Ireland. Their new abortion regulations came into force on 31 March 2020. The Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann has since admitted that 664 babies were killed by abortion between March and October 2020.
NIHRC Chief Les Allamby said the Commission was “deeply concerned” at the LACK of abortions in Northern Ireland. The Commission has lodged judicial review proceedings in the High Court against the Stormont Executive and Department of Health for “…failing to commission and fund abortion…”
Director of Precious Life Bernadette Smyth said, “It is disgusting that this pro-abortion quango masquerading as a ‘Human Rights Commission’ is wanting to have more human beings killed – little human babies killed in their mother’s wombs. 664 babies have already been killed and that number will now be higher since October.
“Precious Life has been exposing the Human Rights Commission’s abortion agenda since 1999. For years the Commission tried to deny it, but now they unashamedly admit they want abortion right up to the moment of birth.
“Their legal action now is all the more repugnant at this time when the NHS say it is stretched to breaking point trying to save lives. Yet Les Allamby wants taxpayers’ money used to kill even more unborn babies in Northern Ireland.
“At a time when necessary and life-saving care such as cancer treatments and screenings for breast cancer are being postponed to preserve hospital equipment, beds and staff, it is all the more outrageous to suggest that the killing of babies in the womb should be a priority. Yet abortions continue.
“It is shameful that an organisation which markets itself as ‘protecting and promoting the human rights of everyone in Northern Ireland’ should use public money in an action which would result in a direct threat to the most basic and fundamental human right of all – the right to life itself – without it, all other rights are meaningless!”
Bernadette Smyth concluded, “Precious Life will continue exposing the pro-abortion agenda of Les Allamby and the so-called Human Rights Commission. We will continue our campaign calling on the NI Government to REPEAL SECTION 9 and RESTORE PERSOHOOD to our unborn babies. We will ‘name and shame’ and step up our protests outside the abortion centres in Northern Ireland where unborn babies are being killed.”