Harvest Prude

Harvest is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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Countries of particular cruelty

Politics | Annual report calls for U.S. sanctions against China for religious persecution
by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/02/19, 06:15 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its annual report this week and called on Congress and the Trump administration to increase sanctions against countries with rampant religious persecution, especially China.

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New rule protects pro-life healthcare workers

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/02/19, 03:31 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled protections for healthcare workers and providers with religious or moral objections to performing abortions or assisted suicide. The new rule protects individuals and healthcare providers from discrimination if they abstain from procedures that violate their conscience. It also exempts healthcare providers from the requirement to refer patients for abortions.

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Attorney general skips House hearing

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/02/19, 11:38 am

WASHINGTON—Attorney General William Barr did not attend a scheduled appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday to answer questions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Barr objected to a plan for the committee’s staff lawyers to conduct a round of questioning, saying he would only answer questions from lawmakers directly.

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