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Karine Jean-Pierre Confirms Joe Biden Wants to ’Restore’ Abortions Up to Birth. U.S. White House spokesman Karine Jean-Pierre said he will continue to call on Congress to restore Roe v. Wade. Read more here.
Joe Biden Revokes Health Care Funds to States Because They’re Pro-Life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rescinded millions in grant money to Oklahoma to provide family planning services to low-income individuals, demonstrating that the Biden administration now requires states to promote abortions. Read more here.
National Pro-Life Rally Will Celebrate Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade. Pro-life advocates are preparing for a historic event on June 24 to celebrate life for the 60,000 unborn babies who have been saved since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Read more here.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Law Banning ‘Trans’ Drugs, Surgeries for Children. Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill which bars the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and so-called “gender-reassignment” surgeries “for the purpose of transitioning a child’s biological sex. The law takes effect September. 1. Read more here.
Louisiana Legislature, With Veto-Proof Majority, Passes Ban on Gender Transition for Minors. Louisiana lawmakers have passed legislation that would ban sex reassignment for minors claiming to be transgender. Hormone treatments, puberty blockers, and surgeries intended for children would be outlawed under the legislation. Read more here.
Judge Halts Florida Ban on Gender Transition Procedures for Minors. A federal district court issued a preliminary injunction against a law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) that bans “gender-transitioning” medicine for minors. Read more here.
Female Athletes Head to Court Against Connecticut Transgender Sports Policy. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit will consider a decade-old Connecticut policy that permits high school students to compete on teams that correspond with their gender identity, even if it differs from the sex on their birth certificate. Read more here.
Father Attempts to Save Autistic Son From Irreversible Trans Surgery. A father is suing health officials in the United Kingdom for scheduling cross-sex surgery on his 21-year-old autistic son, charging the health industry pushed the patient into the transgender ideology without exploring the multiple mental health issues involved. Read more here.
Largest LGBTQ Org Declares ‘National State of Emergency.’ The Human Rights Campaign has officially declared a state of emergency for LGBTQ+ people in the United States for the first time following an unprecedented and dangerous spike in “anti-LGBTQ+” legislative assaults sweeping state houses this year. Read more here.
U.S. Air Force Is Using Taxpayer Money To Fly Service Members To Branch ‘Pride’ Events. The U.S. Air Force has authorized Air and Space Force commanders to use taxpayer money to cover the travel costs for service members seeking to attend the branch’s upcoming “pride” events. Read more here.
Disney+ Streams New Special Pushing Radical LGBTQ Agenda. Disney+ premiered the National Geographic special “Pride from Above,” a 45-minute documentary taking children through the “joy” of queerness and to LGBTQ pride parades across the globe. Read more here.
Antifa Urged to Battle California Parents Over Elementary School’s LGBTQ+ ‘Pride Day.’ After parents in Glendale, California protested a scheduled “Pride Day” at their local elementary school, the Southern California chapter of the violent extremist group Antifa called for progressives to stand up to “hate groups” at a school board meeting Tuesday night. Read more here.
Rightwing Governor of Lazio Region Withdraws Backing for Pride Parade. The rightwing governor of Italy’s Lazio region has come under fire after withdrawing the administration’s support for Rome’s pride parade, saying its name could not be associated with events “aimed at promoting illegal conduct.” Read more here.
‘Give Them the Bud Light Treatment’: Aussie Call For Boycott Of Companies For Supporting Voice To Parliament. Aussies are planning a nationwide boycott of companies like Woolworths, Commbank and Qantas in hopes of giving them the “Bud Light Treatment,” referencing the recent stock plunge of the popular U.S. beer company after it openly supported the LGBT movement in an advertising campaign this year. Read more here.
Veteran Marvel Comics Writer Admits Comic Book Sales Are Struggling as U.S. Industry Pushes Woke Content. A top Marvel Comics writer, Scarlet Witch author Steve Orlando, admitted that the ultra-woke U.S. comics industry is “struggling,” and he expects his series to be canceled after only 10 issues. Read more here.
Syphilis Cases at Highest Level for 75 Years in England Last Year. The number of syphilis cases soared to almost 8,700 in 2022, the highest since 1948, while gonorrhea diagnoses rose by 50 percent in just 12 months to 82,592 – the most since records began in 1918, according to the UKHSA figures. Read more here.
SPLC Puts Moms for Liberty, Other Parental Rights Groups on ‘Hate Map.’ The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an organization that frequently lists mainstream conservatives (including Family Watch International) alongside hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, has placed Moms for Liberty and 11 other parental rights group on its “hate map” for being “antigovernment extremist groups.” Read more here.
5 Things I Saw at DC Library’s Children’s Pride Parade, by Gigi De La Torre. “The Children’s Pride Parade held on a sunny Saturday by the D.C. Public Library drew fewer than 100 parents, children, and other adults in a metropolitan area of 5.5. million. As I found out, the parade celebrating ‘LGBTQ Pride’ lasted no more than 10 minutes along the third of a mile from the District of Columbia’s Montrose Park to Georgetown Neighborhood Library. A relative few spectators watched as mostly white participants walked the parade route beginning at 11 a.m. to celebrate the ‘pride of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and those who identify as transgender or ‘queer.’ … The parade and festival weren’t shy about pushing the LGBTQ+ agenda on children in attendance, I noticed.” Read more here.
Iconic Children’s Show Shoving ‘Pride Month’ Down Kids’ Throats: ‘Happy Pride! Elmo Loves You,’ by Warner Todd Huston. “…[I]conic children’s TV series ‘Sesame Street’ went all-in once again for June’s ‘pride month’ with several tweets celebrating the sexuality-based month of recognition. And the gay lobby claims they aren’t targeting our kids? While the show did not refashion its logo in rainbow ‘pride month’ colors like so many other entities have, the show did post several tweets pushing the left-wing celebration onto its tiny fans.” Read more here.
Orwellian: Associated Press Forbids Even Discussing Transgenderism as an Ideology, by Tyler O’Neil. “Forget debates over bathrooms or pronouns. The Associated Press recently released new guidelines suppressing the very concept of transgenderism as an ideology that can be debated, while forcing that ideology on reporters in the name of promoting good journalism … The most recent update to the AP style guide is quite clear: ‘Do not use the term transgenderism, which frames transgender identity as an ideology.’ Yet the entire document is dripping with this ideology.” Read more here.
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