Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Letting doctors do no harm

Religious Liberty | President Donald Trump announces conscience protections to healthcare providers
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/07/19, 03:04 pm

At an event marking the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, President Donald Trump announced new rules for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to protect the conscience rights of healthcare workers. The rules strengthen protections for doctors, nurses, and others who object to participating in procedures such as abortion, assisted suicide, or sterilization.

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Georgia governor signs heartbeat law

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/07/19, 11:04 am

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, signed legislation on Tuesday that protects unborn babies from abortion once they have a detectable heartbeat, usually around six weeks of gestation. The law is scheduled take effect Jan. 1, 2020. The state currently allows abortion in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. The heartbeat law has exemptions for cases of rape and incest, danger to the life of the mother, or if the baby could not live outside the womb due to medical problems.

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Trade meetings with China still on despite tariff threat

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/07/19, 10:28 am

Chinese envoys are still planning to fly to Washington this week to continue trade talks with the United States despite President Donald Trump saying he would raise tariffs on Chinese goods this Friday. The talks are expected to resume on Thursday. Trump announced over the weekend that he would raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent, accusing Beijing of reneging on commitments made in earlier discussions. Many analysts saw that warning as an effort to ramp up pressure on Beijing to strike a trade deal.

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