Stream Splashes: February 24-28 in Review
Every week, The Stream rounds up some highlights from the recent news. We call these our “splashes”: everything from insightful commentary on the week’s big events to small inspiring stories you may have missed.
This week the Senate failed to pass Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act by a vote of 53-44. (The bill needed 60 votes to move forward.)
The bill specified that any infant born alive after a botched abortion must be given the same level of medical care as any other infant born at the same gestational age. Common sense, right? Not to some.
When I watched a screening of the new film Unplanned, due for release March 29, I was filled with hope and conviction. I thought: “This film might turn the tide on abortion.”
The film tells the truth about abortion so movingly and truthfully that it earned an R rating. So a 15 year-old-girl can get an abortion without even her parents’ knowledge, but can’t walk in alone to see Unplanned.
Fake science is more dangerous than fake news because it takes more than a 24-hour news cycle to debunk fake science. Fake science can take years to dislodge. Even then, it remains part of the “common knowledge.” For one paper on homosexuality, it has taken five years for it to be retracted. Cited by more than 100 other scholarly papers, the article has been withdrawn from Social Science and Medicine because its results could not be replicated.
Virginia’s Loudoun County School Board will vote Tuesday, Feb. 26, on whether to institute transgender identity affirmation in every public school.
This would be a grave mistake. I just met a teenage girl without breasts, and her story tells why.
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