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Potential Shift in AMA View of Assisted Suicide

The American Medical Association (AMA) might be changing its stance on physician-assisted suicide in the future. Currently, the association deems the practice “incompatible with the physician’s role as healer.”

However, the AMA’s House of Delegates rejected a recommendation from its own Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) to maintain opposition to physician-assisted suicide. The House of Delegates voted 56%-44% to refer the report back to committee for further study.

Matt Vallière, the executive director of Patients Rights Action Fund, said, “Although the AMA’s opposition position still stands for now, a referral back to CEJA is a lost opportunity and a failure to stand against a policy that has grave consequences for everyone, but especially persons living with illness, disabilities, or socio-economic disadvantage. Assisted suicide is not medical care.”

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British Baby Born to ‘Transgender’ Could Be First Without Legal Mom

A British woman who now presents as a man and gave birth wants to be identified as the “father” or “parent” on the child’s birth certificate instead of the “mother.”

The woman, who had her upper body “re-contoured” to be more like a man’s, was granted a gender recognition certificate more than a year ago, before the baby was born. The newly “transgender” single parent believes “he” has been discriminated against by a British law requiring that the person who gives birth must be listed as the mother on the child’s birth certificate.

Now the case is at the High Court in London.

The “transgender man’s” lawyer, Hannah Markham, explained, “[He] seeks a declaration that being forced to register as a mother to his son is contrary to his right to private and family life within Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and that such interference, in the light of the changes which have evolved in society are no longer proportionate.”

If the “transgender man” wins the case, the baby would be the first child without a legal mother in England and Wales. The case will be decided after a hearing in September.

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Twitter Chief Apologizes for Purchasing (Not Eating) a Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

Once LGBT activists learned that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had tweeted a positive message about Chick-Fil-A, they demanded that Dorsey apologize.

The Twitter CEO did renounce his purchase (but not his enjoyment!) of the chicken sandwich by saying “completely forgot about their background,” meaning the Christian pro-biblical marriage values of the chicken chain’s CEO, Dan Cathy.

But not everyone was quick to bad-mouth the famous fast food restaurant. Journalist Jeryl Bier said, “’Background’ meaning they employ 41,000 people, many of whom are the most pleasant fast-food employees in the country, serve delicious food at good prices, and at amazing speed? That background?”

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Lawmakers Demand Planned Parenthood Be Investigated Over Human Trafficking Cover-Up

At a press conference last Thursday, a group of 56 U.S. representative and senators led by Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., urged federal officials at HHS to investigate whether Planned Parenthood failed to report suspected child sexual abuse to law enforcement.

Their letter, which was signed by Tennessee House members Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn, was sent less than a week after Live Action released the “Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood’s Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse” report.

In the report, Live Action details legal cases and eyewitness testimonies supporting its findings that Planned Parenthood not only knowingly gave abortions to minors and then handed them back to their abusers without reporting sexual abuse, but also discouraged its workers from reporting cases of abuse to management. Says Live Action’s leader, Lila Rose, “Planned Parenthood, instead of reporting the abuse as they’re mandated to do in virtually all fifty states by law . . . has a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell policy,’ and sends this vulnerable young girl back into the arms of sex abusers.”

Adds former congressman and current vice president of government affairs for Susan B. Anthony List, Marilyn Musgrave, “Abortion is a gift to pimps, traffickers, and abusers, and Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion business, has helped them cover their tracks while raking in more than half a billion dollars from taxpayers every year.”

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CrossFit Punishes Those Who Disagree With Pride Workout

Two men associated with CrossFit got in trouble for speaking out against a special workout program scheduled to be offered during pride month.

Brandon Lowe, the owner of an Indianapolis CrossFit gym, had not given his permission to the special CrossFit program, so he canceled the pride month workout because it went against his beliefs. He wrote, “We believe that true health forever can only be found within humility, not pride. Humility is seeing oneself as they truly are, and as God truly defines them to be. As a business we will choose to deploy our resources towards those efforts and causes that line up with our values and beliefs.” His statement resulted in the closure of the gym.

CrossFit’s Chief Knowledge Officer Russell Berger then encouraged Lowe by tweeting this statement on his personal Twitter account off-hours: “As someone who personally believes celebrating ‘pride’ is a sin, I’d like to personally encourage #CrossFitInfilitrate for standing by their convictions and refusing to host an @indypride workout. The intolerance of the LGBTQ ideology toward any alternative views is mind-blowing.” Berger then got summarily fired.

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