Will California Bureaucrats Approve School Textbooks Praising LGBT Agenda?

Politico’s Morning Education recently discussed the efforts of a California education committee to comply with a 2011 state law requiring that social studies textbooks teach about “the role and contributions of” eight different identity groups including “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans…and members of other ethnic and cultural groups, to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America.” The law also prohibits the adoption of: …any textbooks or other instructional materials for use in the public schools that contain any matter reflecting adversely upon persons on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, religion,

Abortion Pill Reversal: When “Pro-Choicers” Don’t Support a Woman’s Choice

Abortion rights activists are supposedly concerned about supporting a woman’s right to choose. They claim to be “pro-choice” and care about respecting a woman’s choices regarding her pregnancy. But what about a woman’s right to choose to change her mind? The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) now says that nurses should not be trained to support a woman in her choice if her choice is the decision to keep her baby. In a letter sent last week to the pro-life group Heartbeat International, the state’s board ordered the group to cease offering continuing education units (CEUs) for classes teaching

California Baker Becomes Latest Target in Assault on Religious Freedom

It seems like ages ago now when supporters of same-sex marriage were trotting out the argument: “How will someone else’s marriage affect you?” In the time since Obergefell, however, we have unfortunately learned the answer. While Colorado baker Jack Phillips awaits his day in court — the Supreme Court, to be specific — after being sued for declining to serve a same-sex wedding ceremony, further cases of religious Americans being harassed and intimidated over their beliefs on marriage continue to pile up. The latest example comes out of California, where Cathy Miller, the owner of Tastries Bakery, is under fire for

California Lawsuit Seeks to Decimate Hippocratic Oath

The recent death of 77-year-old Judy Dale has sparked controversy regarding California’s recently passed statute legalizing assisted suicide. Dale, a cancer patient, passed away from her illness at home last year after not receiving a prescription for lethal medication that she had allegedly requested for the entirety of her final hospitalization. After her passing, Dale’s children filed a lawsuit alleging elder abuse for her oncologists’ refusal to prescribe life-ending drugs on account of their mother’s pain. According to the San Francisco Chronicle: [The] lawsuit by her children will determine whether UCSF Medical Center, where Dale first went for treatment, was

Beyond Bathrooms: Why Transgender Battles Could Soon Impact Every Family

As it becomes clearer every day, Americans are sharply divided on how best to handle questions of children and gender identity. For better or worse, however, American parents are currently allowed (and even encouraged) to raise their kids as the opposite gender, and reports suggest many are doing so. But should these parents have the right to force other parents in their community to raise their own kids to question their biological sex? Should they have the right to impose their own transgender ideology on other families? This is the question at stake in a lawsuit filed last week by

Judge with Planned Parenthood Ties to Hear Case Against Pro-Life Activist

The legal attacks against the investigative journalists behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos are re-emerging as a Planned Parenthood-funded attorney general is re-filing charges and a Planned Parenthood-connected judge is scheduled to hear the case. Three weeks ago, a California superior court judge dismissed as legally insufficient 14 of the 15 charges that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed against the Center for Medical Progress’s (CMP) David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. However, unsatisfied by that ruling, Becerra has re-filed more detailed charges against the pair which will be heard next Monday. In the meantime, US District Judge William Orrick of

Report: 111 Californians Ended Their Lives Since Assisted Suicide Legalized

During the first six months of California’s End of Life Option Act (EOLA), nearly 200 people received life-ending prescriptions, according to a new report released by the state’s Department of Public Health. EOLA allows terminally ill adults to be prescribed and self-administer lethal doses of drugs. After Governor Jerry Brown signed it, the assisted suicide act went into effect on June 9, 2016. The report analyzed data acquired June 9 through December 31, 2016. During that time, 258 individuals began the end-of-life process with 191 of them being prescribed aid-in-dying drugs by 173 physicians. Of the 191 individuals, 111 died

Calif. Bans College Teams from Playing in 8 States Due to “Anti-LGBTQ” Laws

In a new effort to protest “discriminatory” LGBTQ laws, California’s Attorney General is continuing to detrimentally impact the competitiveness of his state’s college sports teams. Back in January, in response to North Carolina’s laws regarding transgender public restroom usage, California bill AB 1887 went into effect. It prohibits state-funded and state-sponsored travel to states with laws which supposedly discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Under the law, the Attorney General was given the power to maintain a current list of states which are subject to the travel ban. Now, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is doubling the