Topic: David Crary
The Boy Scouts of America local troop leaders will vote Thursday on allowing openly gay boys to participate in the organization. The proposal, however, includes continuing a ban on gay scout leaders.
The trial against Doctor Kermit Gosnell, who ran a Philadelphia inner-city abortion clinic and is charged with killing five people, has forced abortion supporters on the defensive and has energized anti-abortion activists.
Abortion-rights activists plan to challenge laws in Arkansas and North Dakota. The Arkansas law bans most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, while the North Dakota measure bans them after six weeks.
Boy Scouts of America may soon give local troop leaders the power to choose not to discriminate against LBGT scouts, troop leaders, and den mothers — a major change from their previous blanket no-gay policy.