13 Feb International News Headlines: February ’09 Edition
Spanish families who are resisting their government’s mandatory homosexualist indoctrination program have made a video expressing their defiance. “We’re not giving in” says one mother. “We’re not going to enter the classes,” say two teenagers. “We’re going to continue fighting … for our freedom and the freedom of all,” say two groups of families.
The video has appeared in the wake of a recent decision by the Spanish Supreme Court, which has not been formally announced yet, but which purportedly confirms that the government may compel students to take the course, which is entitled “Education for Citizenship and Human Rights.”
Although the course is billed as a type of civics instruction, it has been criticized for promoting secularist values strongly opposed to Christianity, including homosexualist ideology.
A huge German study has further substantiated the link between abortion history and an increased risk of future premature births. The German study joins a solid body of evidence showing the increased risk of preterm births for children who are brought to term after a previous abortion.
It takes pride in its reputation as one of the most gay-friendly employers in the country. But the Kent Police force has been accused of going too far after inviting children under the age of 14 to write about their feelings on homosexuality and transsexuality as part of a competition. The force is offering a £25 prize to the child who submits the best 200-word essay on the subject.
The model of an unborn child carried in the annual March for Life in Amsterdam has caused a firestorm in Holland. A photo of the tiny fetal model was pictured on the front page of the Dutch Christian newspaper “Het Nederlands Dagblad” in December after the march. The front-page coverage garnered other media attention, television interviews and even angry reactions in the House of Representatives of the Dutch government.
The two inch long model represents a fetus at ten weeks of actual length and weight. “At four weeks the heart of the unborn beats; the model shows that it is a child with hands, feet and a nose even able to bring its finger to its mouth” according to the Dutch pro-life group Cry for Life.
The leader of the Kenyan division of Marie Stopes, one of the worlds largest abortion providers, has told an AP reporter that he is eager to receive American funds now that President Obama has rescinded the Mexico City Policy.
The Mexico City Policy is a Reagan-era directive that prohibits pro-abortion overseas organizations from receiving American taxpayer dollars. Obama repealed the policy three days after his inauguration, making hundreds of millions in foreign aid money available to such groups.
Thanks to the policy, abortion facilities that would have made abortion available to Kenyan women were forced to close, and contraception became less available, according to Marie Stops Kenya. Now groups like Marie Stopes Kenya, who were “limping along” on European aid, are lining up to apply for American aid.