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One News Now: On Monday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a law that requires women seeking a chemical abortion be informed that once the first chemical is taken, the process in some cases can be reversed depending on how quickly a woman seeks the reversal.
One News Now: The Women and Children’s Protection Act of 2015 is now on its way to the governor’s desk. On Wednesday, North Carolina lawmakers passed House Bill 465 which, among other things, increases from 24 to 72 hours the waiting period for an abortion.
One News Now: Birth control pills were approved for general distribution in this country in 1960, though American Life League’s Rita Diller claims most people know little about the history of the Pill.
Christian News Network: Despite impassioned objections, the California State Senate approved a bill on Thursday that would allow some elderly and disabled people to seek help in killing themselves through lethal doses of drugs.
Alliance Defending Freedom: Real people are feeling the effects of the passage of sexual orientation, gender identity nondiscrimination ordinances across the country.
Via Alliance Defending Freedom: In New York, government officials have accelerated their efforts to steer words of compassion off cars on the state’s streets and roadways. It’s their way of ‘backseat driving’ political conversation – by putting the brakes on …
Christianity Today: In March, Nigerians elected two-time runner-up Muhammadu Buhari as the country’s next president. A Muslim from northern Nigeria, Buhari was nevertheless endorsed by many Christians, who hope he will be more effective than his predecessor at defeating Boko Haram, the brutal Islamist organization.
Family Studies: The future of the Healthy Marriage Initiative, which funds relationship education classes and related programming for low-income families, is at risk.
World Magazine (Subscription Required): What was billed as both an anti-Islam and pro-free speech rally in Phoenix turned into a peaceful, but heated, religious debate Friday night.
World Magazine (Subscription Required): Thanks to a shortage of women created in part by China’s one-child policy, the country has become a hotbed of human trafficking. Desperate men pay exorbitant rates to marriage brokers who trick women into coming across the border and sell them like slaves.
World Magazine (Subscription Required): Supreme Court rules in favor of Muslim job applicant in religious discrimination case.
World Magazine (Subscription Required): Faith-based organizations worry dire consequences could follow the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling.
LA Times: As one of her last acts before she took her own life, Brittany Maynard talked by telephone with California Gov. Jerry Brown about her desire to see her home state adopt an aid-in-dying law, her husband says.
Center for Arizona Policy: Once again Arizona is witnessing pro-abortion advocates standing in between women and life-saving facts.
Life News: The North Carolina legislature has given final approval to a pro-life bill that would put in place a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion — allowing women more time to find abortion alternatives and choose life for their unborn child.
Public Discourse: It’s easy to confuse fundamental rights with intensely-desired goods—and thus to wrongly invest the latter with the moral urgency and primacy of the former.
The Weekly Standard: Well, if a decade ago America lacked “serious debate” on how to reconcile faith with democracy (or, one might add, on how to reconcile democracy with faith), then Obama surely has spent the intervening years doing everything possible to force what he might call a “national conversation.” That conversation is not just about faith and democracy, but also about the non-democratic parts of our government, the administrative agencies promulgating new laws and the courts creating new civil rights, which in turn collide with religious freedom, raising questions our country is only beginning to grapple with.
The Washington Post: “We’re identifying those places where we understand that people are going to need protection on religious-freedom and freedom-of-conscience grounds, and engaging allies in those states,” said Greg Scott, an Alliance spokesman.
WND: “Using a city’s zoning restrictions to shut down ongoing religious and community services just because the city wants to use a building for other purposes is clearly illegal,” said Mauck & Baker partner John Mauck, one of more than 2,500 private attorneys allied with Alliance Defending Freedom and lead counsel for World Outreach.