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Jury acquits immigration activist

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/21/19, 10:25 am

Scott Warren will not go to prison for helping men who crossed the U.S. southern border illegally in January 2018, a jury in Tucson, Ariz., decided on Wednesday. This was the second trial considering Warren’s case. The first ended in a mistrial after the jury couldn’t break a deadlock.

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Judge strikes down healthcare conscience rule

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/06/19, 01:14 pm

A federal judge in New York shot down a Trump administration regulation that protected the rights of pro-life healthcare workers. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services exceeded its authority in crafting a rule that would have allowed medical workers to claim religious or moral exemptions to performing abortions or other procedures that violate their consciences.

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Ruling protects healthcare conscience rights

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/16/19, 12:00 pm

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that “sex discrimination” as defined in the Affordable Care Act does not include limits on abortion or gender transition services. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor partially overturned Obama-era regulations mandating that insurers or providers that receive federal money offer those services.

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