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Trump Signing ‘Born Alive’ Executive Order To Protect Babies Who Survive Abortion

Trump Signing ‘Born Alive’ Executive Order To Protect Babies Who Survive Abortion

Sep 25, 2020

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that he would sign an executive order to ensure all babies born alive, including those born prematurely or that survive “botched” abortions, receive medical care.

Kroger Employees File Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Over  'Rainbow' Apron

Kroger Employees File Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Over 'Rainbow' Apron

Sep 25, 2020

In a lawsuit filed Monday in a U.S. District Court in Arkansas, Tthe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accused Kroger Co. of unlawful employment practices in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complaint alleges that Kroger refused to accommodate two former employees who expressed religious objections to wearing an apron embroidered with a rainbow-colored heart based on their “good faith belief” that the symbol represented advocacy for the LGBTQ community. Title VII prohibits discrimination in the workplace for various reasons including religious beliefs.

Pro-life journalist Daleiden Sues Planned Parenthood In Defamation Lawsuit

Pro-life journalist Daleiden Sues Planned Parenthood In Defamation Lawsuit

Sep 25, 2020

Undercover journalist David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), has filed a defamation lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in New York against Planned Parenthood for false and defamatory claims about his undercover videos which featured conversations with organization executives about the trade of baby body parts. 

Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos Issues Final Rule Protecting Religious Liberty On College Campuses

Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos Issues Final Rule Protecting Religious Liberty On College Campuses

Sep 18, 2020

Colleges and universities must follow a new “free inquiry and religious liberty” rule to continue to qualify for U.S. Department of Education grants, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced on Wednesday.

Georgia Tech Settles with Pro-Life Group Over Denied Funds For Speaker

Georgia Tech Settles with Pro-Life Group Over Denied Funds For Speaker

Sep 18, 2020

Georgia Tech has agreed to pay $50,000 as part of a lawsuit settlement filed against the school by a group that claimed it allowed student government leaders to withhold funding from groups with which it disagrees politically.

Republican lawmakers urge DOJ to investigate Netflix for ‘distribution of child porn’ in ‘Cuties’

Republican lawmakers urge DOJ to investigate Netflix for ‘distribution of child porn’ in ‘Cuties’

Sep 18, 2020

Republican politicians are propelling a growing boycott of Netflix in response to the streamer debuting a French film called "Cuties," which features a group of scantily clad 11-year-old girls performing highly sexualized dance routines. The pre-teens, who join a dance troupe in hopes of escaping their conservative Senegalese upbringing, also watch and explicitly discuss pornography.

Circuit Court Stops Trump Admin. from Enforcing Title X Ban on Funding Abortion Clinics

Circuit Court Stops Trump Admin. from Enforcing Title X Ban on Funding Abortion Clinics

Sep 10, 2020

On Thursday, by a vote of 8 to 6, an en blanc panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision prohibiting enforcement of the Trump administration’s “Protect Life” rule in Maryland. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) rule prohibits taxpayer-funded family planning clinics in the Title X program from performing abortions or making abortion referrals and requires the physical and financial separation of facilities that provide such services. 

Circuit Court Stops Trump Admin. from Enforcing Title X Ban on Funding Abortion Clinics

Department of Education Outlines Decision On Transgender Student Athletes

Sep 10, 2020

In response to the recent Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County broadening anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sex to LGBTQ workers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a letter on August 31st reaffirming its position that Connecticut schools remain out of compliance with Title IX.

Tennessee Man Indicted in Death of Unborn Baby After Kicking Pregnant Woman

Tennessee Man Indicted in Death of Unborn Baby After Kicking Pregnant Woman

Sep 10, 2020

A Tennessee man who is accused of kicking a pregnant woman in the stomach during an argument in 2018 has been charged with reckless homicide in the death of her unborn child. Cedric Mingo, 29, was initially charged with assault, but “additional medical information” led to homicide charges being added this week.

Circuit Court Stops Trump Admin. from Enforcing Title X Ban on Funding Abortion Clinics

Department of Education Outlines Decision On Transgender Student Athletes

Sep 10, 2020

In response to the recent Supreme Court decision broadening anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sex to LGBTQ workers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a letter on August 31st reaffirming its position that Connecticut schools remain out of compliance with Title IX.

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