A roundup of news from around the interwebs.
Marjorie Dannenfelser of the SBA List has a sobering piece over at the Washington Examiner titled “100 Days of Abortion Extremism.” An excerpt:
In March, Biden signed the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion since Obamacare. Unlike prior COVID-19 relief bills, the so-called “American Rescue Plan” broke with more than four decades of bipartisan consensus by failing to include Hyde Amendment protections. The Hyde family of pro-life policies (which includes the Weldon, Dornan, and Helms amendments, to name a few) has saved the lives of more than 2.4 million children in the U.S. Biden was once an ardent supporter of the Hyde Amendment himself, but today he has fully caved to extremists in his party.
A single week in April brought two more anti-life decrees. First, the Food and Drug Administration decided not to enforce safety regulations on mail-order abortion drugs. The abortion industry has long sought essentially to convert every post office into an abortion center — lowering overhead and increasing profits. Abortion drugs pose even greater risks to women than surgical abortion, including infection, severe bleeding, incomplete abortion, or even death.
Next, HHS announced it will resume funding for experiments using the bodies of abortion victims without limits.
Read the whole thing.
However, if you want to be encouraged, you need to read this piece from Erick Erickson. Erickson says that Bide is attempting to ramrod his agenda through post-haste because he knows the Democrats are going to lose badly next year—but the Democrats are too divided to get most of what they want.
In many evangelical churches, cohabiting before marriage has become the norm. Christianity Today calls it a “dilemma” for pastors. In reality, it indicates the growth of post-Christian Christianity.
Western nations tried and failed to push abortion and the LGBT agenda at the UN again. From C-Fam:
The UN Commission on Population and Development adopted an agreement on food security earlier today. The agreement does not make any progress for abortion and LGBT rights. The apparently innocuous theme of this year’s session of the commission, “Population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development”, did not stop powerful countries from attempting to add abortion, LGBT issues, and sexual autonomy for children on the menu. In the end, they were unsuccessful.
At a rare in-person meeting at UN headquarters, delegations who promote abortion and LGBT rights, lamented that the agreement did not include references to sexual rights, comprehensive sexuality education, or language that could be used to promote LGBT policies, during its adoption this morning.
The United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico attempted and failed to add these elements during negotiations in recent weeks.
A victory for developing nations; a blow to neo-colonialism.
China is extending its totalitarian controls all over the world, conducting surveillance on citizens in Western nations with very little pushback. For some reason, this concerns almost nobody.