Alaskan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Criminalize Abortion as Murder

Alaskan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Criminalize Abortion as Murder

JUNEAU, Alaska — An Alaskan lawmaker has proposed a bill that would abolish abortion in the state and criminalize the act as murder. Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, recently introduced H.B. 250, which “brings state law into conformity with the Constitution of the State of Alaska, which provides that ‘all persons have a natural right to life,’ […]

U.S. Religious Freedom Report Finds ‘Worsening’ Conditions Worldwide

U.S. Religious Freedom Report Finds ‘Worsening’ Conditions Worldwide

WASHINGTON — An annual government report outlining the state of affairs for religious freedom across the globe has found “worsening” conditions worldwide, and urges the U.S. Department of State to designate 16 nations as Countries of Particular Concern (CPC). “Overall, the Commission has concluded that the state of affairs for international religious freedom is worsening in both the […]

Texas Attorney General Moves to Intervene in Lawsuit Against Judge Sued Over Chaplain-Presented Prayers

Texas Attorney General Moves to Intervene in Lawsuit Against Judge Sued Over Chaplain-Presented Prayers

AUSTIN, Texas — The attorney general of Texas has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against a judge who was sued by a prominent professing atheist organization over his practice of opening court with a chaplain-presented prayer. “The lawsuit against Judge Mack is an affront to religious liberty and yet another attempt to […]

Planned Parenthood to Close Its Only Wyoming Location for Financial Reasons

Planned Parenthood to Close Its Only Wyoming Location for Financial Reasons

CASPER, Wy. — The abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood will close its only Wyoming location in July for financial reasons. “We looked at what services we provided,” Adrienne Mansanares of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains told the Star Tribune this week. “We also looked at the financial health of the health center.” She […]

Maine School Employee Reprimanded for Telling Churchgoing Coworker ‘I Will Pray for You’

Maine School Employee Reprimanded for Telling Churchgoing Coworker ‘I Will Pray for You’

AUGUSTA, Maine — A special education technician at a public high school in Maine has filed a federal complaint against her school district after she was reprimanded for telling a coworker, who is a member of her church, that she would pray for them. According to her complaint, Toni Richardson began expressing concern last fall […]

Jerry Falwell Jr., Who is ‘Convinced’ Trump is ‘Christian,’ Bestows Liberty University Doctorate on President

Jerry Falwell Jr., Who is ‘Convinced’ Trump is ‘Christian,’ Bestows Liberty University Doctorate on President

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The president of what heralds itself as the world’s largest Christian university, who declared during the 2016 presidential election that he was “convinced” that Donald Trump is a Christian, conferred an honorary doctorate upon the nation’s leader on Saturday during his visit as commencement speaker. Standing in front of a backdrop bearing the motto “Training Champions […]

Kentucky Governor Appoints Seminary Official to Overhaul Foster Care, Adoption Services

Kentucky Governor Appoints Seminary Official to Overhaul Foster Care, Adoption Services

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Republican governor of Kentucky has appointed a seminary official and former pastor to overhaul the state’s struggling foster care and adoption services program. Gov. Matt Bevin selected Daniel Dumas, a senior vice president with the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and adoptive father of two, to lead the post effective June 19. “There is no […]

Australian Keepsake Company Reportedly Turning Extra IVF Embryos Into Jewelry

Australian Keepsake Company Reportedly Turning Extra IVF Embryos Into Jewelry

SEMAPHORE PARK, Australia — An Australian keepsake company has become the center of controversy after a recent report brought to light the company’s practice of turning extra IVF embryos into jewelry. “I don’t believe there is any other business in the world that creates jewelry from human embryos, and I firmly believe that we are pioneering the […]