New Zealand Passes Law Decriminalizing Abortion

New Zealand Passes Law Decriminalizing Abortion

(BBC) — New Zealand’s parliament has passed a bill decriminalizing abortion and allowing women to choose a termination up to 20 weeks into a pregnancy. Voting to remove the procedure from the country’s Crimes Act changes a law that has been in force since 1977. Previously, two doctors were required to approve an abortion – […]

Indian Evangelicals Confirm 366 Cases of Violence Against Christians in 2019

Indian Evangelicals Confirm 366 Cases of Violence Against Christians in 2019

(Evangelical Focus) — The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) has released the Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) report “Hate and Targeted Violence Against Christians in 2019.” According to the report, “in 2019,the Christian community in India continued to face incidents of targeted violence and hate crimes. The RLC recorded 366 incidents where Christians have been targeted […]

Christians Suffer Police Brutality, Illegal Arrests in Uttar Pradesh, India

Christians Suffer Police Brutality, Illegal Arrests in Uttar Pradesh, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Forcing them to pose like Christ on the cross, police last week beat Christians in custody on baseless charges in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state, sources said. On March 15 a church of 200 people was immersed in a Sunday service when 30 Hindu extremists brandishing hockey sticks and steel rods […]

Student Complains About Professor’s ‘Abhorrent Beliefs’ in Stating Biological Fact About Female Health

Student Complains About Professor’s ‘Abhorrent Beliefs’ in Stating Biological Fact About Female Health

(The Christian Institute) — A university academic has been accused of “abhorrent bigotry” after she posted on social media that only women can have periods. Dr. Eva Poen was commenting on a post on Twitter which called for a fitness app to change its wording from “female health” to “menstrual health.” It claimed, “Not everyone […]

Spanish Prosecutors Launch Investigation After Bodies Found Inside Senior Homes

Spanish Prosecutors Launch Investigation After Bodies Found Inside Senior Homes

(El Pais) — The situation inside Spain’s senior homes, which have been hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic, is even more dramatic than previously thought. On Monday, Defense Minister Margarita Robles revealed that the army’s Emergency Military Unit (UME), which is providing these centers with medical and cleanup assistance, has found “seniors in a state […]

UK Member of Parliament Seeks to Help Situations Where Doctors, Parents Cannot Agree About Child’s Treatment

UK Member of Parliament Seeks to Help Situations Where Doctors, Parents Cannot Agree About Child’s Treatment

 (The Christian Institute) — A Labor Party member of Parliament has called for a clarification in the law surrounding situations where parents and doctors cannot agree about medical treatments for a child. … In introducing his bill, Bambos Charalambous highlighted Tafida Raqeeb’s case, where doctors of a girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury […]

Chinese House Churches Shut Down After Violent Raids

Chinese House Churches Shut Down After Violent Raids

(Bitter Winter) — On Dec. 1, 2019, more than 200 public security personnel and officials from the government of Lanxi city in the eastern province of Zhejiang stormed into a house church meeting venue. After shutting off electricity, they ordered the congregation to stop gathering. When the believers in the venue complained about the invaders’ […]

‘Choosing Who Lives and Who Dies’: Doctor in Spain Says People Dying as Hospitals ‘Overcrowded,’ Lacking Sufficient Ventilators

‘Choosing Who Lives and Who Dies’: Doctor in Spain Says People Dying as Hospitals ‘Overcrowded,’ Lacking Sufficient Ventilators

MADRID — A doctor in Spain says that hospital systems in Madrid are so inundated with coronavirus cases that staff are now making the horrid decision to reserve ventilators for those under 65 because of a lack of sufficient resources. “The situation in Madrid … is absolutely dramatic,” the doctor said in a video recorded […]

UK Parents Allege School ‘Brainwashed’ 13-Year-Old Daughter Into Thinking She Is Boy

UK Parents Allege School ‘Brainwashed’ 13-Year-Old Daughter Into Thinking She Is Boy

WOKING — A couple in the England have alleged that staff at their daughter’s school brainwashed their child into thinking that she is a boy by subjecting her to personal talks and information about transgenderism without their knowledge. “Our daughter was egged on to feel that she’s a boy in a girl’s body,” state Ged and […]

Indian Couple Assaulted for Distributing Christian Tracts

Indian Couple Assaulted for Distributing Christian Tracts

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has called on police in Tamil Nadu, India, to take action to investigate an incident in which a Christian couple from Pakkam village, Gudiyatham, Vellore District were assaulted and humiliated for sharing Christian gospel tracts. Babu Phinegas and his wife Esther have been local traders for the […]

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