Religious Liberty Bill Advanced by Iowa Senate Panel, Opponents Claim Law Would Hurt Economy

Religious Liberty Bill Advanced by Iowa Senate Panel, Opponents Claim Law Would Hurt Economy

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa Senate panel has advanced a bill that seeks to protect the religious liberty of its residents, while opponents claim that if the proposal becomes law, it could hurt the state economy. According to the Des Moines Register, Senate Study Bill 3171, also known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act […]

10 Attorneys General, 16 Scholars File Legal Briefs in Support of Screen Printer Who Declined Order for ‘Gay Pride’ T-Shirts

10 Attorneys General, 16 Scholars File Legal Briefs in Support of Screen Printer Who Declined Order for ‘Gay Pride’ T-Shirts

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A number of friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed with the Kentucky Supreme Court as it is set to decide an appeal surrounding an expressly Christian screen printing business accused of discrimination for declining to print shirts for a “gay pride” parade. Among the amicus briefs include those filed by 10 states, the governor […]

Pro-Lifers Applaud Gerber’s Selection of Down Syndrome Child as ‘Spokesbaby of the Year’

Pro-Lifers Applaud Gerber’s Selection of Down Syndrome Child as ‘Spokesbaby of the Year’

Pro-life Americans are applauding Gerber’s selection of a Down syndrome child for its 2018 “Spokesbaby of the Year” in a time when many unborn babies are aborted after being diagnosed with the condition. Lucas Warren, 18 months, was selected out of 140,000 photographs that were submitted to the popular baby food company’s annual cute baby contest. […]

California Pregnancy Center Challenges San Francisco False Advertising Law in Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

California Pregnancy Center Challenges San Francisco False Advertising Law in Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — A pro-life pregnancy center in California has submitted a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in asking that it take up a case involving a San Francisco rule aimed at pregnancy centers that bans so-called “false advertising” about their services. The Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance was introduced in the […]

Walgreens Adopts Policy Allowing Males Who Identify as Females to Use Women’s Restrooms

Walgreens Adopts Policy Allowing Males Who Identify as Females to Use Women’s Restrooms

The nationwide drugstore chain Walgreens has adopted a policy allowing males who identify as females to use the women’s restroom, and vice versa. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California shed light on the policy on Monday, which had been rolled out in November after a man who identifies as a woman lodged a […]

Judge Rules California Can’t Force Baker to Create Cakes for Same-Sex ‘Weddings’ in Violation of Her Christian Faith

Judge Rules California Can’t Force Baker to Create Cakes for Same-Sex ‘Weddings’ in Violation of Her Christian Faith

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Superior Court judge has ruled that the State of California cannot force a baker who identifies as a Christian to create cakes for same-sex “weddings” in violation of her faith. He differentiated between selling a generic product on the shelf with having to specially create a cake that celebrates an event […]

Cecile Richards Announces Resignation From Planned Parenthood, But Says She’s ‘Proud’ of Her Work

Cecile Richards Announces Resignation From Planned Parenthood, But Says She’s ‘Proud’ of Her Work

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards announced on Friday that she is resigning from her position with the abortion and contraception giant, but in no way recanted her work with the organization. Rather, Richards praised Planned Parenthood and spoke glowingly about the 12 years that she had spent leading the sexually-centered business. “Twelve years ago, […]

Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report: 321,384 Abortions Performed by Organization in 2016-2017

Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report: 321,384 Abortions Performed by Organization in 2016-2017

WASHINGTON — The abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood has released its annual report, which shows that while the number of abortions it performed last year are the lowest in a decade, still over 321,000 babies were murdered in their mother’s womb during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. “As we enter our 101st year, providing access to […]

Oregon Court Upholds Order to Pay $135K in ‘Emotional Damages’ for Declining to Make Cake for Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

Oregon Court Upholds Order to Pay $135K in ‘Emotional Damages’ for Declining to Make Cake for Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that ordered Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in “emotional damages” to two lesbian women for declining to make a cake for their same-sex “wedding” in 2014. “[G]iven BOLI’s detailed factual findings about the effect of […]

Judge Declines to Issue Emergency Injunction Against Baker Who Wouldn’t Make Same-Sex ‘Wedding’ Cake

Judge Declines to Issue Emergency Injunction Against Baker Who Wouldn’t Make Same-Sex ‘Wedding’ Cake

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A state judge in California has declined to grant an emergency injunction against a baker who declined a request to make a same-sex “wedding” cake due to her religious beliefs, but also offered to call an accommodating business on behalf of the two lesbians seeking the cake for their event. Kern County Superior […]

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