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Arkansas judge stalls abortion laws

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/24/19, 10:49 am

A federal judge in Arkansas blocked three new laws just before midnight Tuesday that would protect unborn babies in the state. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker’s 14-day temporary restraining order stopped the laws from taking effect on Wednesday. The measures would have protected unborn babies after 18 weeks of pregnancy, required abortionists to be board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology, and protected babies who were diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb.

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No room in the park

First Amendment | Student evangelists challenge Chicago’s restrictive speech code
by Steve West
Posted 7/23/19, 05:25 pm

Four Wheaton College students are requesting changes to a restrictive speech code affecting Chicago’s popular Millennium Park after the city blocked them from preaching or distributing Christian literature there.

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Now hiring: Abortion crusader

Abortion | Fired Planned Parenthood president wanted more emphasis on healthcare
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 7/22/19, 03:30 pm

Less than a year after hiring Leana Wen as president, Planned Parenthood fired the physician and former Baltimore health commissioner on Tuesday over a clash of goals for the nation’s largest abortion provider.

“I just learned that the [Planned Parenthood] Board ended my employment at a secret meeting,” Wen tweeted after the firing. “We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.”

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