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An ‘unfettered’ wrong

Abortion | Blue state legislators pass a wave of extreme pro-abortion bills
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 6/17/19, 05:49 pm

As the battle over unborn life heats up across the nation, states are taking clear sides through legislation. Governors in Illinois, Maine, and Vermont signed bills into law last week that erase all legal protections for unborn babies in their states. Pro-life advocates call those measures extreme.

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Census controversy

Politics | The U.S. census is moving forward with a citizenship question as Congress pushes back
by Anne K. Walters
Posted 6/13/19, 05:43 pm

WASHINGTON—The controversy over a decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census has dominated the news coming out of the nation’s capital this week. Critics say the change was designed to provide an electoral advantage to white Republicans, while the Trump administration claims it is just trying to enforce voting laws.

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Illinois governor signs ‘extreme’ abortion law

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/12/19, 02:37 pm

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law Wednesday stripping all protections from unborn children, allowing for abortions up to the moment of birth. The law, effective immediately, also allows partial-birth abortions, removes protection for pro-life doctors and insurers who object to the practice, and loosens requirements for abortion providers, among other provisions.

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