10 Stats That Show the Dire State of Christian Persecution

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Earlier today, the House of Representatives voted 241-187 in favor of legislation to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood. As you probably know all too well, the country’s largest provider of partial-birth abortions is in the middle of a widely public scandal all centering on a series of sting-style videos by a group called the Center for Medical Progress. The bill proposes to move money that would go to Planned Parenthood to the thousands of other health centers that receive government funding. As it appears now, the bill doesn't stand much of a chance: Senate Democrats claim they’ll block the measure, and if they don’t President Obama promises to veto. Discuss

If you’ve ever wanted to see wild elephants up close, here's your chance (sort of). Google has partnered with the Save the Elephants research camp in Kenya to create new Street View areas at the Samburu National Reserve, showing where the elephants live. They also made a short film (the trailer is below) about the area, the elephants who call it home and the threats they face. According to google, in a recent two year period alone, more than 100,000 elephants in Africa were killed to obtain their ivory. They write, “Today, a visit to Samburu is a chance not only to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, but also discover a uniquely beautiful landscape where people’s live are interwoven with the landscape’s wildlife.”

You can go here to see the film and explore the park—while looking at images of the actual elephants—all through Google Street View. Discuss

The Atlantic has launched a new series of features about mass incarceration in America, demographic disparities in the justice system and the deep toll incarceration takes on families. The main article is a powerful, challenging read, and this short video, looking at numbers behind the story, provides a jarring look at just how many people are behind bars in America.


This morning, the Center for Medical Progress released its 10th overall video in its ongoing sting operation that has revealed some shocking actions by Planned Parenthood employees and affiliates. This one, a fourth installment of a documentary-style series called “Human Capital", reveals even more of Planned Parenthood's apparently regular practice of harvesting and selling aborted fetal parts. The casual way executives talk about these bodies is pretty horrifying. In one exchange, the senior medical advisor for PPFA tells a planted prospective fetal organ buyer that the organization’s doctors have “just been working with people who want particular tissues, like, you know, they want cardiac, or they want eyes, or they want neural.” She continues: “Certainly, everything we provide–oh, gonads! Oh my god, gonads. Everything we provide is fresh.”

She says, “Obviously, we would have the potential for a huge PR issue in doing this."

Like the previous videos, this one (which you can watch here) is highly graphic. Discuss

The Ebola Crisis Isn’t Over

Dr. Kent Brantly, the first American treated for Ebola, says the world can't forget the crisis even when we reach zero cases. Read More