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Breitbart: Chaim Levin, who is suing the gay therapy referral service JONAH, comes off in his testimony and his actions as a young man hungry for attention.
Life News: This week at our office we received our 13th missive from Glitter Bombs for Choice, an loose association of abortion advocates that has made something of a name for itself in the past few months.
USA Today: The future of same-sex marriage and President Obama’s health care law hang in the balance as the Supreme Court’s 2014 term draws rapidly to a close this month. But those aren’t the only big issues on the justices’ plate.
CBS News (AP): Britain’s High Court has denied an attempt by a woman to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to create her own grandchild, after deciding it wasn’t clear whether the daughter wanted the procedure.
National Law Journal (Access via Google): The Army cannot block a Sikh college student from enrolling in his school’s ROTC program because he wears a turban and has long hair and a beard, a federal district judge in Washington has ruled.
Breakpoint: June 15th marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta—a document that has been called “the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot.”
Christian News Network: “We’re disappointed that the Supreme Court has decided not to review a decision that denies mothers this fully informed consent about human life in the womb and the methods abortionists use to end it,” also commented Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Senior Legal Counsel Steven Aden in a statement. “Contrary to the 4th Circuit’s decision, there is nothing ‘extreme’ about a measure that only seeks to require abortionists to employ technology they are already using for abortions. Abortionists simply don’t want to use it in a way that jeopardizes their profits and shows women the truth.”
Life News: I have written several times about how De Troyer’s son,Tom Mortier, who has been indefatigable trying to bring attention to the profound injustice of Belgium euthanasia. (Imagine receiving a telephone call from a hospital telling him to pick up your just-euthanized mother’s remains. He has even brought a lawsuit in the European Court of Human Rights.
The Stream: What’s your problem, people ask. In rejecting calls for churches to accept homosexual partnerships, aren’t you acting exactly like the Pharisees in Jesus’ time, who preened about their scrupulous attention to the Law, and refused to welcome sinners? But Jesus welcomed sinners, and so should we.
The Stream: What interests me here is Vines’ tweeted claim that St. Paul would approve of homosexual couples and families if only he knew some. Using Jesus’ observation that we will know them by their fruits (MT 7:16) — the first chapter of his book is titled “A Tree and its Fruit” — Vines argues elsewhere that Christians should approve same-sex relationships because they bear good fruit. Apparently Paul didn’t see that kind of relationship in his world, but if he had seen it, he would have revised the opening of his letter to the Christians in Rome.
Alliance Defending Freedom: Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review a federal appeals court decision that tossed out the North Carolina Women’s Right to Know Act, which required abortionists to show a mother the ultrasound image of her baby before an abortion and to offer her the opportunity to hear the baby’s heartbeat.
National Law Journal: Twenty-five years ago this week, a technician walked a floppy disk from one computer to another at the U.S. Supreme Court and, for the first time, transmitted an electronic version of a high court ruling to the outside world.
New York Law Journal: A search warrant affidavit that relied on evidence from automated software that helps investigators uncover child pornography was valid under the Fourth Amendment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled.
The New York Times: According to the prisoners’ rights group Freedom for the Brave, 163 people have been forcibly disappeared in Egypt since April.
The Federalist: Last week, it was revealed that Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal, who had represented herself as black for the better part of a decade, was not actually black.
Public Discourse: Honest citizens must resist the “safe-sex” propaganda and recognize this campaign for what it is: a deceptive crusade promising an easy solution to a complex problem.
The Washington Post: The Supreme Court Monday let stand a lower court ruling that struck down North Carolina’s requirement that doctors must take and describe an ultrasound image before performing an abortion.
Aleteia: Steven Aden, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, told Reuters that abortionists “should not be exempted from the standard that anyone performing risky surgery fully inform the patient of what the procedure is and what it does.”
Reuters: “Abortionists should not be exempted from the standard that anyone performing risky surgery fully inform the patient of what the procedure is and what it does,” Steven Aden, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom said.
The Washington Times: Steven H. Aden, an attorney with pro-life Alliance Defending Freedom, said it was unfortunate that North Carolina judges ruled against the state law, H.B. 854.
Life News: “Pro-life laws provide women with crucial information that they wouldn’t otherwise get from abortionists,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden. “The court was wrong to view these reasonable disclosures of fact as merely ideological. This law simply provides women the adequate time and information they need to make such an important decision.”
Legal resource offers guidelines to ensure religious freedom protection for churches and Christian organizations
Christianity Daily: Two organizations collaborated to create a free legal resource for churches, ministries, and schools to protect themselves if issues related to religious liberty were to occur.
Crossmap: “A federal court in Pennsylvania recently rejected a similar lawsuit filed by a transgender student seeking access to restrooms at a college,” said Tedesco, “ruling that ‘separating students by sex based on biological considerations … for restroom and locker room use simply does not violate the Equal Protection Clause.’”
One News Now: “The unfortunate thing is that instead of just allowing our client and his friends to continue to use the seminar time for prayer, they just canceled seminar altogether,” Jeremy Tedesco reports. “And by doing that they eliminated the ability of all students to use that time to build community and to hang out in groups.”
ADF Media: The case against a doctor who killed a woman for being depressed and then didn’t have anyone inform her son until the next day is headed back to a Belgian criminal court.
ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden: “Abortionists should not be exempted from the standard that anyone performing risky surgery fully inform the patient of what the procedure is and what it does. We’re disappointed that the Supreme Court has decided not to review a decision that denies mothers this fully informed consent about human life in the womb and the methods abortionists use to end it. Contrary to the 4th Circuit’s decision, there is nothing ‘extreme’ about a measure that only seeks to require abortionists to employ technology they are already using for abortions. Abortionists simply don’t want to use it in a way that jeopardizes their profits and shows women the truth.”
National Law Journal: Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Steven Aden expressed disappointment about the Supreme Court’s denial of review Monday. “Contrary to the Fourth Circuit’s decision, there is nothing ‘extreme’ about a measure that only seeks to require abortionists to employ technology they are already using for abortions,” Aden said. “Abortionists simply don’t want to use it in a way that jeopardizes their profits and shows women the truth.”
ADF Media: Alliance Defending Freedom represents Pastor Clyde Reed and Good News Community Church, a small church located in Gilbert, Arizona. The church uses small, temporary signs to invite and direct the community to its services. The town of Gilbert’s sign code imposes strict limits on the size, location, number, and duration of the church’s signs. It does not impose the same restrictions on political, ideological, and homeowners’ association signs. The U.S. Supreme Court, which heard oral arguments in the case on Jan. 12, has the opportunity to decide whether the government can single out one form of speech over another based on how worthy the government thinks it is.