Va. Senate passes legislation to ensure religious freedom in adoption placements

Barbara Walters: “Heartbreaking” for Women to See Ultrasound

Proposition 8′s Continuing Constitutionality? | Balkinization

Christian preacher told “gay” men they would burn in hell, UK court hears

Egyptians say Christian party is not the answer

Senate Judiciary Approves Bill Requiring Cameras in Supreme Court

Congress Urged to Move Ahead Now on Planned Parenthood Probe

Fargo couple to challenge North Dakota’s marriage law

National Review Editors: A House Divided on Marriage

“Eastern Europe’s Conservative Crackdown on Reproductive Freedom” | Huffington Post

UK: MPs back calls to recapture powers

Abortion is bankrupt in Spain

Bishops refute White House Blog on contraception coverage

TX: Medina Valley Indpendent School District prayer case is settled

Utah: Bills to strengthen marriage

Australia: “MPs set to debate gay marriage in House of Representatives”

Court suspends Spain’s most famous judge

Center for Reproductive Rights Reopens Lawsuit Against FDA Restrictions on Emergency Contraception

Arizona bill targets police in polygamous enclave

Ontario: No more Lord’s Prayer at meetings

Rhode Island Town Readies For ‘boisterous’ Hearing On Now-covered Prayer Banner

Judge slams critics of Texas school prayer ruling

UN Secretary General Tells African Nations to Adopt “LGBT Rights”

N.J. senator introduces bill to allow voters to decide on marriage

Bloomberg: Republican Conservative Base Starts Rallying Around Santorum

Guttmacher: Teen abortion and pregnancy rates down due to contraception

Southern Baptist leader: If Obama mandate isn’t changed, Christians will go to jail

Kansas bill requires doctors to tell patients that abortion increases breast cancer risk

Komen’s next headache: Endless politics and public-relations problems

Christie calls on union chief to resign over school voucher comment

Cardinal-Designate Timothy Dolan: President Barack Obama Needs To Stop ‘Intruding Into Internal Life Of Church’

Obama administration struggles to contain uproar over birth-control rule

Ala. school defends Bible assemblies

Uganda reintroduces legislation criminalizing homosexuality

Pastor Rick Warren: I’d Rather Go to Jail Than Obey Mandate

Iowa: Same-sex couple sue over death record

Ilya Somin: Ginsburg and Scalia on Foreign Constitutions

    Ilya Somin at the Volokh Conspiracy: Conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby has a good article today on the somewhat overwrought criticism of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for saying, in Cairo, that the US Constitution is not a good model for other countries in 2012. As Jacoby points out, conservative Justice Antonin Scalia recently actually said that “[t]he bill of rights of the former ‘evil empire,’ the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was much better than ours,” without raising any such hackles.


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Dale Carpenter: Reinhardt’s Minimalism, Lowering the Stakes

Jeremy Tedesco: Conscience and Campus Orthodoxy | Online Library of Law and Liberty

Marriage on the line in Colo.

States challenge federal approval requirements for election law changes

Stupak: Obamacare Protected Conscience, Except When It Didn’t

New Head of Biggest Planned Parenthood Says Abortion Sacred

ACLU: Christians are discriminating against women

About Catherine Foster

    Catherine Glenn Foster serves as litigation counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Washington, D.C., Regional Service Center, where she is a key member of the Life Litigation Team to protect the sanctity of human life. Foster earned her J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center and also holds a M.A. in French from the University of South Florida and a B.A. in History and French from Berry College. She is admitted to the bar in Virginia and is an Alliance Defending Freedom Blackstone Fellow.


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“Gay marriage foes weigh their next move” | Inside Bay Area

“Washington’s gay marriage bill heads to governor’s desk” | The Bend Bulletin

“Editorial: Ruling against Prop. 8 could be hard to overturn” | Sacramento Bee

About Marriage | Pueblo Chieftain

Christians face growing pressures on state campuses | The Alabama Baptist

TX: El Paso Mayor Fighting Ouster on Gay Rights Vote Counts Rising Legal Bill

The Fundraising Push After Komen-Planned Parenthood

Prop. 8 ruling: why it might not go the the Supreme Court

‘Narrow’ ruling? Court strikes down Prop 8 | Baptist Press

Komen V.P. Resigns Over Planned Parenthood Coercion | The New American

Ohio: Obama Leads Romney, Tied with Santorum | Rasmussen Reports

California Gay Marriage Case May Be Headed to Supreme Court

Federal Court Strikes Down California Marriage Laws | NCRegister.com

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood wants government sacked

Washington legislature votes to redefine marriage, Gov. to sign

Daniel Henninger: “Transformers: The Catholic church learns the true meaning of Obama’s ‘transformative’ presidency” | WSJ.com

    Daniel Henninger at WSJ.com: Pope John Paul II, surveying from his seat in the eternal hereafter the battle between the American Catholic Church and the Obama administration over mandated contraception services, must be permitting himself a sad smile. The pope knew more than most about the innate tensions between the state and its citizens. The Obamaites will object that it is unfair to liken their government to the Communist Party of Poland. That is not the point. What the former Karol Wojtyla knew is that any state will claim benevolence on behalf of doing whatever it thinks it needs to do in pursuit of its goals.


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In 254-173 vote, House passes ‘expedited line-item veto’ bill to curb spending

California Assembly Passes Anti-Charter, Union-Backed Bill

Money Issues in New Jersey Marriage Fight

David Cortman: Tolerance is a two-way street | Washington Examiner

Matthew J. Franck: The Ninth Circuit’s Desperate Targeting of Justice Kennedy

Dependence on Government Highest in History

    Heritage Foundation: When John F. Kennedy was President, just over a quarter of federal spending went to fund programs paying for some 21.7 million Americans to be dependent on Uncle Sam. But as high as that spending and dependence on the federal government was then, it has exploded today, with one in five Americans — more than 67.3 million — depending on Washington for assistance.


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