Judge Finds No Recourse for Mother Whose Son Obtained Hormone Treatments Without Parental Consent

Judge Finds No Recourse for Mother Whose Son Obtained Hormone Treatments Without Parental Consent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A federal judge has dismissed a mother’s lawsuit seeking recourse after her parental rights over her son were expropriated and she had been kept in the dark about the provision of hormonal treatments to assist with the teen’s desire to “transition” into a girl. While he agreed that the teen was not legally emancipated absent […]

Texas Governor Signs ‘Sermon Safeguard Bill’ Preventing Government From Probing Preaching

Texas Governor Signs ‘Sermon Safeguard Bill’ Preventing Government From Probing Preaching

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — The governor of Texas has signed into law a bill that prevents the government from subpoenaing copies of sermons or questioning pastors about the content of their messages. “Texas law now will be your strength and your sword and your shield,” Gov. Greg Abbott declared during a ceremony at Grace Church […]

Maine House Votes Down Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

Maine House Votes Down Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide in the state. “There is no life on Earth without pain and suffering,” said Rep. Roger Reed, R-Carmel. “Life is a gift from God regardless of its circumstances.” LD 347, introduced by Sen. Robert Katz, R-Augusta, allowed those […]

Texas Senate Passes Bill Protecting Operating Values of Faith-Based Foster, Adoption Agencies

Texas Senate Passes Bill Protecting Operating Values of Faith-Based Foster, Adoption Agencies

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate has passed a bill allowing faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to operate in accordance with their religion without punishment. The measure now moves to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott for signing. “I am obviously very excited about it passing the Senate, and I fully expect … that Governor […]

Pro-Lifers Challenge Addition of Abortive Mothers to St. Louis Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Pro-Lifers Challenge Addition of Abortive Mothers to St. Louis Nondiscrimination Ordinance

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Pro-life entities in St. Louis, Missouri have filed suit to challenge the recent addition of abortive mothers to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance. As previously reported, Board Bill 203 was presented earlier this year by Alderman Megan Green, who said that the protections were necessary to keep employers and landlords from acting adversely […]

Four Iowa Planned Parenthood Locations Closing After State Cuts Funding to Abortion Facilities

Four Iowa Planned Parenthood Locations Closing After State Cuts Funding to Abortion Facilities

DES MOINES, Iowa — Four Planned Parenthood locations in Iowa will close next month following a newly-passed budget bill that strips state and federal funding from abortion providers. The organization announced on Thursday that it would close its Sioux City, Bettendorf, Burlington and Keokuk offices, leaving eight Planned Parenthood locations in the state and five abortion […]

Legal Group Pushes Back After School District Stops Student Attendance of Off-Site Voluntary Bible Class

Legal Group Pushes Back After School District Stops Student Attendance of Off-Site Voluntary Bible Class

FREMONT, Mich. — A legal group representing a church in Michigan is pushing back after a school district recently decided to no longer allow students to leave school during lunchtime for off-site voluntary religious instruction. The law office of Rickard, Denney, Garno & Associates, which is allied with the religious liberties organization Alliance Defending Freedom, […]

Virginia Sheriff Instructed to Remove ‘Peacemaker’ Bible Decals From Patrol Vehicles

Virginia Sheriff Instructed to Remove ‘Peacemaker’ Bible Decals From Patrol Vehicles

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — A sheriff in Virginia has been instructed to remove decals bearing the words of Christ from patrol cars in the midst of an inquiry and complaints from two church-state separation groups. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office had been gifted with the decals in March, which quote from Matthew 5:9, which reads, “Blessed are […]

Students Demand Apology Over Superintendent’s Christian Speech, Prayer at Graduation

Students Demand Apology Over Superintendent’s Christian Speech, Prayer at Graduation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A small group of students from a public high school in Missouri are demanding an apology from their district superintendent for incorporating Christian themes into his graduation speech and leading those gathered in a prayer. According to reports, in addition to offering general encouragement, Superintendent Kent Medlin mentioned “the Savior” and referenced the […]

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