Coloradoan: “Colorado Democrats launched an election-year showdown over abortion rights, then delayed their own proposal Tuesday to avoid a public defeat. The Senate was scheduled to debate a bill to guarantee that state or local policies won’t interfere with reproductive decisions such as abortion and contraception. Sponsored by Democrats, the proposal was pitched by backers as a safeguard against future attempts to chip away at reproductive rights.” | Text of the bill is here.
Associated Press: “Dozens of advocacy groups from across the country have weighed in as the New Hampshire Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the constitutionality of a business tax credit program that benefits students at religious schools. . . . Tax credit supporters such as the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and the Alliance Defending Freedom see the ruling as an attack on religious freedom. Associations representing school administrators, teachers and school boards say the law diverts funds from public schools.”
Daily Press: “The Virginia Community College System will suspend its policy for on-campus student expression as it works to settle a lawsuit filed in March by an evangelical Christian student at Thomas Nelson Community College . . . The Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based organization that fights for the civil rights of conservative Christian causes, filed suit on Parks’ behalf in U.S. District Court in Newport News.”