AZ: Abortion report bill advances in House

NE: Anecdotal abortion reports don’t change gov’s mind on illegal immigrant care

    CNBC: “Reports that some women in Nebraska plan to have abortions now that illegal immigrants can no longer get state-funded prenatal care haven’t changed Gov. Dave Heineman’s opposition to a bill that would allow them to get the medical attention. But anecdotal accounts of more women saying they will end their pregnancies because of the financial and emotional strain of not having state- and federal-funded care could revive the bill anyway.”


  • Posted: 03/19/2010
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.cnbc.com

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MO: Lawmaker wants women to state why they want an abortion

Facebook row as Middle East officials ban user “who insulted Islam”

Religious registration in the Slovak Republic

    Ekklesia: “The Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic’s ruling is very bad news for presently unregistered smaller churches and religious organisations, which under the present statute are required, inter alia, to have 20,000 adult members before they can be officially recognised by the Ministry of Culture . . . The current registration criteria, arguably the strictest among all participating states in the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), has been criticised for compromising religious freedom by numerous non-registered religious groups as well as by some international observers.”


  • Posted: 03/19/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.ekklesia.co.uk

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Ireland: Minister for Justice proposes deletion of blasphemy amendment

UK: 32% of employees think religious freedom has been restricted

EU sets up Committee of Orthodox Churches Representatives

Pelosi lies about Catholic Support

    Catholic League: ” . . . Then Pelosi lied. She said she is grateful for the support of 60 orders of nuns, not mentioning that the letter she received had a whopping total of 55 signatories. Worse, she had the gall to say that this represents ‘every order you can think of.’ Wrong. In fact, there are 793 religious communities, which means she heard from seven-and-a-half percent of them. Moreover, since there are approximately 65,000 nuns in the U.S., that means she was contacted by .0008 percent of them . . . Shameless is too kind a word to use to describe what Pelosi did today.”


  • Posted: 03/19/2010
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: catholicleague.org

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ELCA Draws Up Social Statement on Stem Cells, Cloning

ACLU of Iowa investigates Christmas display at Winnebago County courthouse

UK: Christian foster parents punished when their foster child converts from Islam

UK: Court backs £400,000 payout for head teacher forced to quit over “Islamophobia”

Ruling on brothel ads spurs appeal: ACLU wants rehearing on restoration of restrictions

France: High Council of Integration suggests limits on religious expression in public space

    la Croix: “The High Council for Integration shall make proposals aimed at extending the regime of neutrality of public space. Prohibit elected to wear a sign or religious dress in the deliberative public bodies. Prohibit mothers who wear the veil to accompany students during a school outing. The High Council for Integration (HCI) is preparing to make recommendations that are consistent with a limitation of freedom of religious expression and an extension of the principle of neutrality [as far as] utilities or government officials.” [Google Translation]


  • Posted: 03/19/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.la-croix.com

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Kenya: Churches back down on abortion stance

Bill Would Make Obama’s International Taxpayer Funding of Abortions Permanent

Malawi churches: Same sex acts “sinful,” Western nations should stop threatening aid withdrawal

VP Biden Says Obama Plans to ‘Control Insurance Companies’

General David Petraeus tipped as Republican 2012 presidential candidate

Nudity concerns in Colo. town prompting new rules

Architect of Betrayal?: WH Exposes Obama as Provocateur of Catholic Dissention

Victory: UK Catholic Adoption Agency Wins Right to Refuse Homosexual Couples

Third World Women Don’t Want Contraceptives, Expert Tells Canadian Politicians

Rescuing Frozen Embryos: Is Adoption a Valid Moral Option?

ADF, CLS focus attention on rights of conscience in health care battle

“Dutch lash out at gay link in Srebrenica massacre”

French MP wants legalized brothels

    Times Online: “Chantal Brunel, who was appointed last month to head the national watchdog on sexual equality, is arguing that crime would be cut and sex workers would benefit from ‘sexual services centres’ similar to those run by most of France’s neighbours. A national poll by the CSA agency found that 59 per cent of the French public approved the reopening of the regulated brothels that were a fixture of French life and culture until they were abolished in 1946. The proposal was supported by 70 per cent of men and 49 per cent of women. Only 13 per cent of women were opposed, with 38 per cent undecided, according to the poll for Le Parisien newspaper.”


  • Posted: 03/19/2010
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  • Category: Global: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Australian loses official status as “genderless”

Approval of “Gay Marriage” Is Greater Among College Freshmen Than Americans at Large

UK: Police told not to ask for “Christian” names

UK: Church left in ruins after youths set Bibles alight

Sexting bill passes Illinois Senate

Illinois Hospital Loses Tax-Exempt Status for Not Being Charitable Enough

Iran: Married for a Minute

Woman ordered to pay $9M to lover’s wife in affair case will appeal judgment by NC court

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Offer Remote Viewing of En Banc Hearings

National debt up $2 trillion on Obama’s Watch

Episcopal Church Wins Title To Property of Break-Away Connectiuct Parish

Belgian Court Suspends Ban On Islamic Headscarves

AL: Court Rejects Street Preachers’ Challenge To Permit Ordinance

North Miami Beach may recognize religious holidays — but with limits

    Miami Herald: “Thomas Pinder, chairman of the city’s multicultural committee — which presented its report recommending the proclamation policy to councilmembers on Tuesday — said committee members were trying to be inclusive. According to the proposal, the city council would recognize one main holiday for every religion in the form of an official proclamation.”


  • Posted: 03/19/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.miamiherald.com

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Amy Totenberg nominated to be federal judge

UK: Public fury at demo of sex positions on “This Morning”

UK: Increase in non-Muslims opting for Sharia courts

What man hath joined together . . .

Week in Review: Evaporating First Amendment?

Christian taxpayer’s fed up with the Fed!

Male-on-male sexual assaults in military

Disability shouldn’t be death sentence

Coalition pushes amendment to Colorado’s constitution protecting religious freedom

Objectors to required Spanish course take case to EU Court

Pa. Student free to wear “abortion is not healthcare” shirt

Bart Stupak: Democrats Killing Health Care Bill over Abortion, I’m Still a No Vote

Cambodian bans women from marrying South Koreans