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Staying on Top of Tennessee’s Pro-life Efforts in Federal Court

Staying on Top of Tennessee’s Pro-life Efforts in Federal Court

Dec 16, 2020

FACT has been busy on the prolife front over the last week. FACT’s president, David Fowler, a licensed attorney, put together three short videos explaining the back and forth in the federal court system over Tennessee’s new law banning abortion at various gestational ages and for certain discriminatory reasons.

FACT Takes Pro-life Ninth Amendment Argument to Court in Alabama

FACT Takes Pro-life Ninth Amendment Argument to Court in Alabama

Dec 16, 2020

In October, a lawyer in Alabama sued the state’s governor, attorney general, and district attorney generals in state court on behalf of representatives for unborn African American children for their failure to enforce the state’s Human Life Protection Act, which bans abortion, and protect their fundamental right to life.

TN Attorney General, 17 State Attorneys General File Amicus Brief in State of Texas Supreme Court Election Case

TN Attorney General, 17 State Attorneys General File Amicus Brief in State of Texas Supreme Court Election Case

Dec 11, 2020

On Wednesday, Tennessee’s Attorney General announced that his office joined 16 other state’s attorney generals in signing onto the friend-of-the-court brief prepared by Missouri in support of the Texas Attorney General’s election lawsuit filed in the United States Supreme Court.

Ohio legislature passes bill requiring humane burial for aborted babies

Ohio Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Humane Burial for Aborted Babies

Dec 10, 2020

The Ohio legislature passed a bill that would require the bodies of babies killed by surgical abortions to be cremated or buried at the abortion clinic’s expense.

Pro-Lifers, Religious Liberty Advocates Sound Alarm Over Biden HHS Pick Xavier Becerra

Pro-Lifers, Religious Liberty Advocates Sound Alarm Over Biden HHS Pick Xavier Becerra

Dec 9, 2020

Pro-life leaders have warned against Joe Biden’s “aggressively pro-abortion” pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has a long track record in taking legal action against pro-life organizations.

LGBT Group Urges Biden to Revoke Accreditation of Christian Schools and Colleges

LGBT Group Urges Biden to Revoke Accreditation of Christian Schools and Colleges

Dec 3, 2020

A major LGBTQ+ advocacy group is urging the potential Biden administration to sign an executive order to revoke the accreditation of any Christian college or school that does not have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Supreme Court Blocks Covid-19 Restrictions on Religious Services in New York

Supreme Court Blocks Covid-19 Restrictions on Religious Services in New York

Dec 2, 2020

In a 5-4 ruling, the US Supreme Court sided with religious organizations in New York stating that the Covid-19 restrictions put in place by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that limited the number of people attending religious services are unconstitutional.

Christian-Owned Funeral Home Pays $250K in Settlement Over Transgender Employee Firing

Christian-Owned Funeral Home Pays $250K in Settlement Over Transgender Employee Firing

Dec 1, 2020

A Christian-owned funeral home in Michigan has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a legal dispute with a now-deceased transgender employee who was at the heart of a landmark US Supreme Court this summer. The Court ruled that the word “sex” in Title VII of the U.S. Code prohibited more than discrimination based on biological sex and now included subjective psychological understandings of that term.

Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Ban for Certain Abortions Is Very Limited

Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Ban for Certain Abortions Is Very Limited

Nov 27, 2020

Some pro-life activists got overly excited about a 2-1 decision last Friday by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversing the federal district court’s ordering prohibiting enforcement of that part of the Tennessee’s new abortion law banning abortions “because of” an unborn child’s sex or ethnicity or the presence of Downs Syndrome. The District Court’s follow-up order on Tuesday should not generate much excitement either if actually preventing an abortion is the goal.

Federal Court Rules Ban on Therapy for Same-Sex Attractions and Gender Identity Unconstitutional

Federal Court Rules Ban on Therapy for Same-Sex Attractions and Gender Identity Unconstitutional

Nov 26, 2020

On Friday, a federal appeals court in Florida ruled against a local law banning so-called “conversion therapy,”, saying it violated the First Amendment.

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