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Telemedicine Abortion

FDA Appeals Ruling Letting Abortionists Send Out Pills Via Webcam Consultation

Jul 30, 2020

On July 13th, U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to temporarily suspend enforcement of a rule that requires women to visit a hospital or clinic to obtain a drug used for abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the FDA appealed the federal ruling, citing the importance of in-person physician consultations for women seeking an abortion.

Nevada Church Restrictions

Minister Sues Ohio County Over Anti-Discrimination Policy That Forces Officiation Of Same-Sex Marriages

Jul 30, 2020

A Christian wedding officiant is suing Ohio’s Cuyahoga County over a recently passed anti-discrimination law alleging it violates her constitutional freedoms to avoid marrying same-sex couples.

California Church Restrictions

California Church Defies Government Ban On Indoor Worship, Singing

Jul 30, 2020

Grace Community Church in Los Angeles County California, led by prominent evangelical pastor John MacArthur, will no longer abide to the state's COVID-19 restrictions against in-person gatherings, MacArthur wrote in a statement Friday. A number of other churches in the state also gathered on Sunday in defiance of restrictions.

Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

New York Catholic Conference Push Back On Bill Proposing Study of Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

Jul 30, 2020

The New York State Catholic Conference has released a memorandum of opposition to a bill that that would report on the state’s pro-life pregnancy centers, saying its wording shows an inherent bias against the centers.

Nevada Church Restrictions

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Enjoin Nevada Executive Order Limiting Church Attendance

Jul 30, 2020

In a one sentence order last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to enjoin the enforcement of Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s Directive 021 limiting church attendance to 50 people while a lower court ruling adverse to Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley is being appealed. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the four more liberal judges in refusing to hear the matter.

Hallmark LQBTQ Christmas Movies

Hallmark to Feature LGBT Storylines, Characters In Upcoming Holiday Films

Jul 24, 2020

Hallmark’s parent company Crown Media announced 18 out of its 40 new Christmas films and has confirmed that there will be “LGBTQ+ representation along the way” for the remaining 22 films.

Sanctuary For Unborn Texas

14th Texas City Bans Abortion, Declares Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn”

Jul 24, 2020

The city council of East Mountain, Texas agreed to an ordinance prohibiting abortion within city limits in a 3-0 vote with 2 abstentions, making it the 14th city in the state to declare itself a “sanctuary of the unborn.” Another Texas town, Waskom was the first to pass such an ordinance in June of last year. Since then, several other towns in Texas have followed their lead.

Transgender Surgery Opposition

Twenty-Four States Sue to Block Rule Allowing Doctors to Object to Transgender Surgery

Jul 24, 2020

Twenty-four Democratic attorneys general are suing the Trump administration on behalf of those who identify as gay, lesbian, or transgender regarding a new rule that defines “sex” in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in terms of biology.

NY Adoption Agency

Christian Adoption Agency Can Sue NY for Threatening Closure Over Not Placing Children With Same-Sex or Unmarried Couples

Jul 24, 2020

A Christian adoption agency's legal battle with the state of New York regarding its policy to place children only with married, heterosexual couples on religious grounds will continue under a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday.

Amazon Ads

Amazon Bans Ads for Book on How Transgender Ideology Harms Girls

Jul 17, 2020

A well-known conservative publisher is claiming that Amazon suspended an advertising campaign ahead of the release of one of its books that details how transgender ideology is having harmful effects on young women.

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