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Kathy Calver adjusted signs on her shoes as she and other pro-life activists rallied at the Texas Capitol, under the banner of #WomenBetrayed, to condemn the use in medical research of tissue samples obtained from aborted fetuses.

#WomenBetrayed: Pro-life activists rally for Planned Parenthood investigation, end of subsidies

By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

Andrea Pearson waited for years for the crisis of her pregnancy at age 18 to be over, but the "quick and easy" abortion she got at Planned Parenthood haunted her instead. Published July 28, 2015

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In this Tuesday, June 2, 2009 file photo, John Pride, of Wichita, Kan., walks past a memorial outside Women's Health Care Services in Wichita, Kan. The family of slain abortion provider George Tiller said Tuesday, June 9, 2009 that Tiller's Wichita clinic will be "permanently closed." (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, file)

Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial

- Associated Press

Kansas abortion opponent Angel Dillard must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Owen Strachan's book, The Colson Way. Image used courtesy of Thomas Nelson publishers

How Washington Shaped Chuck Colson

"How now shall we live?" "By embracing God's truth, understanding the physical and moral order he has created, lovingly contending for that truth with our neighbors, then having the courage to live it out in every walk of life. Boldly and, yes, joyously."

In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 photo, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts prepare to lead marchers while waving rainbow-colored flags at the 41st annual Pride Parade in Seattle, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Texas-based Boy Scouts of America ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson/File)

End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

- Associated Press

The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church -- the nation's largest sponsor of Scout units -- warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own.

'The Book of Mormon' satirical musical finally in Utah

- Associated Press

The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters.

No sign that issue of Planned Parenthood videos is fading

- Associated Press

Two undercover videos show Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. The videos have put the group and its Democratic allies on the defensive.

People opposed to child sex trafficking rally outside of the Washington state Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. The court was hearing a case filed by three victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Backpage.com wins restraining order against Cook County sheriff

- The Washington Times

Backpage.com was granted a restraining order Friday by a federal judge against an Illinois sheriff, who investigates human sex trafficking and asked major credit-card companies to withdraw from Backpage.com to preserve their brand and reputation. Backpage.com has long accepted paid classifieds for "adult" activities and escort services.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray

The divine right of bureaucrats

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau acts as judge, jury and executioner in administering laws it has invented through an interpretation of its authority that appears unlimited.

Parents and supporters of a petition to convert traditional Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim, California, to a charter school. (Photo anaheimblog.net)

Sometimes, the good guys win

For a model of ordinary citizens coming together to defeat prison guards of the past, it would be hard to do better than the parents of Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim, California.