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HazteOir (Translated via Google): CitizenGO will be there to defend life and family together with other pro-family and pro-life lobbyists, driven by Human Life International , Human Rights Watch and International Alliance Defending Freedom.
National Catholic Register: “Abortion creates a large number of contradictions in the law,” said Casey Mattox, senior counsel with the public interest firm Alliance Defending Freedom. He said the state has a “strong interest” in protecting an unborn child’s life, especially one that at five and a half months was on the point of viability, and could feel pain. However, “Roe v. Wade introduces all these contradictory elements in the law where we have to treat abortion differently than we would any other medical procedure.”
AZ Central: “The government has no business in the First Amendment to value speech and to say, well, we’re going to treat this speech better, give it more favorable treatment because we think it’s more valuable speech than say someone else’s speech,” ADF attorney Jeremy Tedesco told me. “That’s really the nub of the case.”
Above the Law: In the best and most benign of circumstances, the internet can be a dark and scary place full of bullies and hatred. So, I can only imagine the garbage that was spewed at Southern District of New York District Judge (and ex-Cravath partner) Katherine Forrest after she threw the book at Ross Ulbricht (despite pleas for leniency) for his role in Silk Road, the online black market that dabbled in all manner of illegalities.
Aleteia: After the confirmation of the death sentence pronounced against Vincent Lambert by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Vincent Lambert’s mother (pictured above, with his lawyer) expressed her grief, her anger and her unwavering desire to save her son: “Far from despairing because of the decision, this 70-year-old woman who sparked the legal battle against the medical team and Rachel Lambert, is more than ever ready to fight,” said theJournal du Dimanche. For her, a possible withdrawal of the tubes that hydrate and feed the former nurse is euthanasia. This would not be helping him to die, it would be killing him. (…) ‘Vincent is not at the end of his life. If they start again, we will go to court again,’ she promises.”
Aleteia: The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice says it strives to “eliminate bias, bigotry and racism in our state by promoting respect and understanding among all races, religions and cultures.”
Christian News Network: A Bible Belt state is among the latest to consider legalizing assisted suicide, in part due to the efforts of an activist who asserts that the choice to end one’s life is the “ultimate civil right.”
Christian News Network: Republicans in Idaho have proposed a resolution calling for support for using the Bible alongside public school curriculum.
Court rules in favor of public school district sued by teachers for contracting with Christian school
Christian News Network: “Students should not be penalized because a few people fail to understand what the First Amendment actually requires,” said ADF Legal Counsel Rory Gray. “The Jefferson County School Board is committed to helping children in need and providing the best educational services. … The Constitution does not require government entities to shun all contact or cooperation with religious organizations.”
Alliance Defending Freedom: For 10 years, officials in “the city of big shoulders” (Carl Sandburg) has been giving the cold shoulder to World Outreach, a Christian ministry that asks only for the freedom – and the space – to serve the most hurting people of the city.
Family Studies: When it comes to family, red states have a bad reputation. From the media to the academy, red states have acquired a reputation for talking a conservative game regarding family, but utterly failing to deliver on their old-school aspirations in the real world.
Deseret News: In the last 50 years, family structures have changed dramatically. Just half a century ago, 75 percent of children lived in a home with two married parents in their first marriage. Today, less than half of children are raised in such a traditional situation, and more than a third are raised by single parents.
The Weekly Standard: June, for conservatives, has been of late the “cruelest month” at the Supreme Court, as the decisions finally roll forth. Many expect—with a combination of apprehension and resignation—that in the critical case of Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy will furnish the fifth vote for installing same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. But already, during the oral argument in the case in April, the solicitor general, Donald Verrilli, set off tremors in the land when Justice Samuel Alito raised the question of the precedent in the 1983 case of Bob Jones University.
12 News: Dr. George Delgado never thought of himself as controversial or polarizing, but as he prepares to speak at a conference put on by First Way Pregnancy Center that’s what he has become.
The Daily Signal: Getting one step closer to what could be the most significant pro-life victory since the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, Sen. Lindsey Graham today introduced a measure in the U.S. Senate that would drastically limit women’s ability to access abortions past a certain point in their pregnancy.
Life News: A federal appeals court issued a ruling today upholding a Texas pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion.
MLive: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday quickly signed controversial legislation allowing adoption agencies that contract with the state to decline service to prospective parents on religious grounds.
Time: If you’re smart about it, you’ll rise above the inevitable setbacks and stresses of a shared life, and you will make it your lasting mission to bring out the absolute best in your spouse.
Catalyst: Have you ever lamented the fact that the divorce rate was the same in the church? Or that most marriages are just hanging in there, not vibrant and happy? Without realizing it, those of us who have shared that information have been, as Andy Stanley put it in the Foreword to my new book The Good News About Marriage, “A small part of a very large problem.” We have been both accepting and adding to a deep sense of cultural discouragement about marriage. A discouragement that instead of motivating people, leeches hope from marriages. A discouragement that, it turns out, is based more on myth than reality.
Hey New York Times: Is North Carolina law really about ‘curtailing same-sex unions,’ or is religious freedom the issue?
Get Religion: The New York Times reports that North Carolina lawmakers passed a measure Thursday “aimed at curtailing same-sex unions.” Here’s my pesky question for the Times: Can you provide any facts — any facts at all — to back up that claim?