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Santa Ana Parents Furious Over New Graphic Sex Ed

Parents of the largely Hispanic community in Santa Ana, Calif., were fuming about the new graphic sex education program that the state Department of Education and many California school districts were implementing without parents’ knowledge or approval.

Some parents only found out about the new curriculum after their children came home talking about an “LGBT fair” where drag artists were giving lessons in properly applying makeup. Others, particularly Spanish-speaking parents, had no idea what was being taught because, contrary to state law, the Santa Ana school district hadn’t made the Spanish materials available.

Many parents were angered not only by the board’s vague and deceptive practices, but also by how dismissive they were of parental concerns. “How can a state that claims to be so much for the rights of immigrants and minorities then ignore our concerns on purpose? They are hypocrites!” said one angry parent. Added Townhall columnist Kira Davis, “They were asking for respect and instead received nothing but contempt and disrespect from the very people they trust to care for the development of their students.”

Also in attendance were ACLU lawyers and several pro-curriculum parents from other districts trying to either scare or drown out the conservative voices.

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Congress Fights for Kittens, Not Babies

While many in Congress have no problem voting to kill babies in the name of “a woman’s reproductive rights” and “personal choice,” a bi-partisan group in Congress was horrified that kittens were being used by the USDA to study a parasite-causing disease that affects humans and then euthanized.

Just a few weeks after a vote to authorize infanticide, Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon launched his Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now, or KITTEN Act, which would “protect these innocent animals from being needlessly euthanized in government testing and make sure that they can be adopted by loving families instead.” The bill is sponsored in the House by Rep. Jimmy Pannetta (D-Calif.), who counts eight Republicans among the 40 co-sponsors.

If there is something incredibly wrong with killing baby cats, why isn’t there the same passionate plea to save the lives of baby humans? And if a politician can propose adoption as one method to save an animal’s life, why can’t that same thinking be applied to a baby who survives an abortion? While it is laudable to find other research alternatives that can prevent the disposal of any animal’s life, it is, at best, hypocritical to care about animal suffering and not care about human suffering.

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Federal SOGI Bill Filed in U.S. House

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives filed the “Equality Act” on March 13, which would make “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” protected classes under civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination due to race, sex, color, disability, and religion.

If passed, the legislation would have far-reaching implications to include reversing equal educational opportunities gained through Title IX, as well as losing basic privacy rights.

As three Catholic bishops noted in a letter to the U.S. Senate sharing their disapproval, “The Act’s definitions alone would remove women and girls from protected legal existence.”

Beyond harming women, the Equality Act threatens religious liberty, freedom of speech, and parental rights, particularly for those conservatives and Christians who do not believe in and do not want to follow the LGBT agenda.

The Heritage Foundation concludes, “A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law would empower the government to interfere in how regular Americans think, speak, and act at home, at school, at work, and at play. Any bill promoting such authoritarianism is a danger to our freedoms.”

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6th Circuit Allows Ohio to Deny Funds to Planned Parenthood

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled Tuesday that Ohio can deny funds to Planned Parenthood or other entities that perform abortions.

The full appeals court, overturning a decision of a three-member panel of the court, ruled 11-6 that the ban does not pose an undue burden on a woman’s right to an abortion and that Planned Parenthood affiliates do not have a constitutional right to perform abortions. The essence of the ruling is that states have the discretion to decide who gets public funding and there is no right to perform abortions.

Of the 11 judges on the panel, four were hand-selected by Trump, while the six dissenting judges were appointed by Democratic presidents.

The 6th Circuit covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Consequently, and happily, the ruling is controlling in Tennessee.

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Obama-Era Transgender Military Mandate Stops April 12

Gender-confused individuals looking to join the Armed Forces with the hope that they would pay for their sex-change surgeries or provide hormone treatment to “transition” to an appearance resembling the other biological sex are going to be out of luck after April 12.

At that time, anyone diagnosed with gender dysphoria and taking hormones or who has already “transitioned” to conform their appearance to that of the other sex will not be allowed to enlist. Additionally, those already in the military who are diagnosed with gender dysphoria after April 12 will not be allowed to undertake hormone therapy or have “sex-reassignment” surgery and must serve in their biological sex.

With the final legal injunction lifted last week, the Pentagon recently approved this new Trump-approved policy that discontinues taxpayer spending (currently at nearly $8 million since 2016) for “transitioning” services. The Department of Defense’s order gives the military services 30 days to implement the new policy. Service secretaries can waive the policy on a case-by-case basis.

Heritage Foundation defense expert and retired Lieutenant General Tom Spoehr contends it would “be reckless and ill-advised to allow [transgender] individuals demonstrably at a higher risk of suicide and anxiety to join the military and be subject to the increased stresses of military duty—both for the readiness of their units and for the safety of the individual.”

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