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Jahi McMath has died, family says

by Daniel James Devine
Posted 6/29/18, 11:49 am

The family and attorney of Jahi McMath, the stricken teenager from Oakland, Calif., who became the center of a national controversy over brain death, say the girl died last week after complications from surgery. Jahi was 13 when she went into cardiac arrest as the result of nose and throat surgery in 2013, and the state of California issued her a death certificate after doctors declared her brain dead. But her family disputed the diagnosis, saying the girl could wiggle her fingers and toes on command.

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Free speech wins

Supreme Court | Supreme Court rules pro-life centers don’t have to advertise abortion options
by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/26/18, 05:43 pm

In a much anticipated decision, NIFLA v. Becerra, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 this morning against a California law that forced pro-life centers to advertise abortion services.

Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the majority, wrote in the opinion, “The FACT Act unduly burdens free speech. ... It targets speakers, not speech, and imposes an unduly burdensome disclosure requirement that will chill [the petitioner’s] protected speech.”

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Pro-lifers call out potential sex-abuse cover-ups

Life | Indiana activists demand investigation of abortionists and abortion centers
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 6/25/18, 04:35 pm

While members of Congress call for an investigation of Planned Parenthood for failing to report the suspected sexual abuse of minors, pro-life activists and two U.S. congressmen from Indiana are confronting matters in their own state.

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