Samantha Gobba

Samantha reports on the pro-life movement for WORLD Digital.

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Court blocks California hospital's attempt to end toddler's life support

Health
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 5/21/16, 11:50 am

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled the family of a toddler clinging to life in a California hospital could have more time to find a new facility to care for him. Doctors declared 2-year-old Israel Stinson brain dead after an asthma attack deprived him of oxygen last month. But his parents dispute his diagnosis and want to give him a chance to recover.

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ACLU renews attack against Catholic hospitals over abortion

Religious Liberty
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 5/13/16, 11:00 am

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is launching a renewed attack against religious hospitals, claiming they should not be allowed to base the care they provide on the dictates of their sincerely held beliefs.

In a report released this month, titled “Health Care Denied,” the ACLU targets Catholic hospitals, saying they jeopardize women’s lives because they “prohibit a range of reproductive health services,” including abortion, when something goes wrong during pregnancy.

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ACLU sues Mississippi over law protecting freedom of religion, conscience

Religious Liberty
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 5/10/16, 03:00 pm

A Mississippi law set to take effect July 1 to protect business owners who believe marriage should be between one man and one woman is now under attack from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of gay couple Nykolas Alford and Stephen Thomas seeking to block House Bill 1523.

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