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Missouri Becomes First Abortion-Free State

Missouri Becomes First Abortion-Free State

Jan 15, 2021

A pro-life group is reporting that Missouri has become the first “abortion-free state” in the U.S. after its last abortion facility stopped pregnancy terminating services.

Tennessee Principal Placed On Leave For Critiquing Twitter’s Social Media Bans

Tennessee Principal Placed On Leave For Critiquing Twitter’s Social Media Bans

Jan 14, 2021

A high school principal in Tennessee was placed on administrative leave for telling students they should be concerned by the recent Twitter and Facebook restrictions on free speech.

NJ Assembly Passes Bill That Teaches Transgender Identities Starting in Kindergarten

NJ Assembly Passes Bill That Teaches Transgender Identities Starting in Kindergarten

Jan 13, 2021

This week, the New Jersey State Assembly approved bill A4454. If the bull is signed into law, it would mandate sexual orientation and gender identity diversity lessons for all kindergarten through 12th grade students.

Updates Coming to 5M4F Format

Updates Coming to 5M4F Format

Jan 8, 2021

You will notice next week that our usual 5M4F email blast is getting a bit of a facelift! We have made it our purpose to grow with intention. Aside from design changes, the most noticeable update will be the removal of the weekly “News” section.

Ohio Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Women To Cremate Or Bury Aborted Fetus

Ohio Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Women To Cremate Or Bury Aborted Fetus

Jan 7, 2021

A new Ohio law requires the fetal remains of aborted babies to be cremated or buried, and it mandates abortion providers do so if the woman declines involvement.

Trans Women Retain Athletic Edge After A Year Of Hormone Therapy, Study Finds

Trans Women Retain Athletic Edge After A Year Of Hormone Therapy, Study Finds

Jan 6, 2021

A study on transgender athletes has found trans females retain up to a 12% advantage in athletic tests even after taking hormones for two years to suppress testosterone levels. The results, researchers suggest, indicate the current International Olympic Committee guidelines may give trans women an “unfair competitive advantage” over biological women.

California Insurance Department Say Trans Breast Removal Is ‘Reconstructive Surgery’

California Insurance Department Say Trans Breast Removal Is ‘Reconstructive Surgery’

Jan 5, 2021

General Counsel for California’s Department of Insurance recently issued an Opinion Letter stating that “denying coverage for mastectomy and reconstruction of a male chest based solely on age is impermissible under state laws requiring coverage of reconstructive surgery.” The “male chest,” however, is that of a biological woman who is wanting to “transition” to a “male.” 

Supreme Court Blocks Colorado Governor’s Lockdown Orders Limiting Church Attendance

Supreme Court Blocks Colorado Governor’s Lockdown Orders Limiting Church Attendance

Dec 16, 2020

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a Colorado church challenging capacity limits instituted by Governor Jared Polis.

Dem. Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Prohibit Biological Men From Competing in Women’s Sports

Dem. Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Prohibit Biological Men From Competing in Women’s Sports

Dec 16, 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) introduced legislation to prevent transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports, clarifying that Title IX protections against “sex discrimination” refer to “biological sex as determined at birth by a physician.”

Federal Judge Again Rules Against Allowing Tennessee Abortion Waiting Period

Federal Judge Again Rules Against Allowing Tennessee Abortion Waiting Period

Dec 16, 2020

On Monday, a federal judge ruled against reinstating Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period for abortions while the state appeals the judge’s ruling that the law was unconstitutional.

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