More Background on Costa Rica’s IVF Fight

“Flexisexuality”: The New Hollywood Trend

NY senators clash over panel testimony on Muslims

New European Convention Defines “Gender” as Social Construct

“European Rights Court to hear gay adoption case”

French Senate adopts ‘catastrophic’ bioethics law allowing embryo research

Burqa-Clad Women Face French Fines as Sarkozy Ban Takes Effect

Admin. Office of U.S. Courts: What Happens to Courts if the Federal Government Closes?

ADF: NH town reverses course, votes to allow electronic sign with Bible verses

Lawsuit filed against district that denied anti-abortion rights student group

Canada: Tories would create ‘Office of Religious Freedom’

Federal judge in Utah hands control of $114 million trust back to leaders of polygamous church

House Passes Bill Stopping DC Abortion Funding, Democrats Opposed

CWA Speaks at the UN on Women, Men and Marriage

Planned Parenthood spent more than $1 million electing Democrats last cycle

Sen. Toomey: Republicans should move on from defunding Planned Parenthood

Baptist Press: Cohabitating couples must be allowed to adopt, Ark. court says in reversing law

OH: Tea party group suing Mansfield City Schools

France says will not accept ‘wave of Tunisian migration’

US Catholic Bishoips Urge Protection of Conscience Rights: Warn Against Potential Misuse of Health Care Law

Condemned for ‘blasphemy,’ Pakistani woman is reported gravely ill

NH: GOP Rep to target Catholic Church tax status

Arizona bill prohibiting loss of license for religious practices approved

“Judge rules gay rights group can picket Target”

Schumer: Senate Will ‘Never, Never, Never’ Defund Planned Parenthood

The abortion industry is shutting down government

HI: Appeals court rebuffs man seeking Obama birth certificate

State Dep’t and U.N. Silent About Latest Anti-Christian Violence in Ethiopia

Muslim Gang Leader Terrorizing Christians in Egyptian Village

“Senate panel advances gay judicial nominee”

US warns of gov’ts trying to control the Internet

Nepal reviews Christian demands for burial land

Wis. court challenger raising recount dollars

Dutch consider banning religious animal slaughter

Malta: Envoy blames hostility toward his words of faith

NH: Church Denied Preliminary Injunction In Zoning Dispute

WSJ: “Arkansas Supreme Court Expands Gay Adoption Rights”

Christian Post: Court Rules to Protect N.C. Professor’s Right to Religious Speech

LifeSiteNews: “Arkansas high court strikes down voter-approved gay adoption ban”

Washington Times: “Ark. high court finds adoption law biased against gay couples: Unconstitutionally violates privacy”

Minnesota School OKs Environmental Group, Not Pro-Life Club

Delaware: Civil unions bill clears big hurdle

CO: “Civil unions bill killed on party-line vote”

    Colorado Statesman: Not only would the civil unions bill defy the will of voters, but most of the legal rights it establishes already exist in the state’s Designated Beneficiaries law — legislation Ferrandino sponsored just two years ago — said Doug Napier, an attorney with the Focus on the Family-allied Alliance Defense Fund. By depositing virtually all the rights and responsibilities of marriage in civil unions, Napier warned during a lengthy exchange with committee Democrats, the bill’s sponsors were laying the legal groundwork to overturn the gay-marriage ban. “You heard the testimony that, ‘I don’t want to be treated like a second-class citizen,’ and all those other things. This doesn’t solve those issues, and it won’t,” Napier said. “That’s why you won’t hear anybody who testified in favor of this say, ‘If you give us this, we’ll be satisfied, we won’t come back next year and ask for same-sex marriage,’ or, ‘We won’t file a lawsuit.’” In fact, Napier argued, the civil unions bill was part of a clever attack on marriage via the courts. Borrowing language from the marriage statute, he said, “sets up the equal-protection issue that is the impetus for getting to court. That’s why this is important from a legal strategy for those who want to usher in same-sex marriage in Colorado.”


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Christianity Today: “Arkansas Court Overturns Law Against Gay, Unmarried Couples Adoptions”

Senator Kyle on the Senate Floor: Planned Parenthood is not the only entity that can provide medical care to women

Half of Denver Students Embrace School Choice

“No Cussing” Movement Gains Steam in Utah Schools

Federal union begins lobbying Congress for shutdown back pay

DeMint: Dems choreographing shutdown, Obama is AWOL

Senate Judiciary Approves Pro-Abortion Goodwin Liu Nomination

Tim Gill Says: Vote My Way Or I’ll Dump $2 Million Against Your Party in Colorado

VA: “Faith groups cheer halt to adoption requirement: Mandated placement with gays”

Donald Trump Explains Conversion to Pro-Life Side on Abortion

Rush to Use Crops as Fuel Raises Food Prices and Hunger Fears

    NY Times: Each year, an ever larger portion of the world’s crops — cassava and corn, sugar and palm oil — is being diverted for biofuels as developed countries pass laws mandating greater use of nonfossil fuels and as emerging powerhouses like China seek new sources of energy to keep their cars and industries running.


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Nancy Pelosi calls GOP budget ‘a war on women’