La Shawn Barber

La Shawn writes about culture, faith, and politics. Her work has appeared in the Christian Research Journal, Christianity Today, the Washington Examiner, and other publications

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Earning your keep

Welfare | The way we work serves as a witness
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 8/03/16, 04:09 pm

Should welfare recipients do something in exchange for benefits? A few states that have a work requirement for food stamps have seen reductions in welfare enrollment. As part of the so-called economic stimulus package in 2009, the federal government waived the requirement that able-bodied adults (ages 18-49) without dependents work to receive food stamps. As the waivers expire, states are reinstating the requirement.

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Pro-life progress

Abortion | David Daleiden exposed the horrors of Planned Parenthood—it’s up to us to pray and push lawmakers to do something about it
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 7/27/16, 01:13 pm

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) stunned pro-lifers last summer when it began releasing secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts with CMP operatives posing as buyers. CMP also secretly recorded employees from StemExpress, a tissue company that worked with Planned Parenthood, picking through body parts. Former StemExpress employee Holly O’Donnell talked about harvesting an aborted baby’s brain.

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Supreme Court rules against ‘Equal justice under law’

Race Issues | Affirmative action case allows race-based admissions to colleges and universities to continue
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 7/20/16, 04:31 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled against the principle of “Equal justice under law” (a phrase that also appears on the high court’s building) and allowed colleges and universities that receive tax dollars to continue factoring race into decisions to admit and reject individual applicants. By a 4-3 vote, the court in Fisher v. University of Texas last month held that UT’s race-based admissions practice did not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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