Steve West

Steve is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course.

Facebook/Caring Families Pregnancy Services Inc.

Ignoring precedent

Religious Liberty | State and local governments seek to nullify U.S. Supreme Court protections for pro-life pregnancy centers
by Steve West
Posted 6/04/19, 02:27 pm

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year barring governments from forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion services, the city of Hartford, Conn., and other jurisdictions are still targeting pro-life ministries. Caring Families Pregnancy Services, which serves the cities of Willimantic and Hartford, filed a complaint last month with the U.S.

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Faith-based foster agency fights back

Religious Liberty | A Catholic child welfare group in Michigan tries to keep the faith while serving children
by Steve West
Posted 4/23/19, 04:52 pm

St. Vincent Catholic Charities last week sued to keep the Michigan and U.S. departments of Health and Human Services from taking action against it for not placing children for foster care or adoption with same-sex couples.

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No easy cure for Big Tech bias

First Amendment | The U.S. Senate wants to do something about social media censorship, but what?
by Steve West
Posted 4/16/19, 05:35 pm

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators agreed last week that someone should hold tech platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google accountable for the roles they play as gatekeepers of public speech. But who should do it and how remains a source of disagreement and misunderstanding.

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