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Pro-life group defunded but not destroyed

Abortion | Texas center says it will keep serving women after state cancels contract
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/22/18, 05:31 pm

The leader of a pro-life group under fire in Texas for how it used state funds said headlines declaring the group incompetent and a failure are part of a “pro-choice, pro-abort smear.”

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Australian prime minister apologizes to abuse victims

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/22/18, 01:14 pm

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in an emotional speech before Parliament Monday, formally apologized to victims of child sexual abuse in his country. Hundreds of victims attended the speech, which came after the close of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the nation’s highest level of inquiry. The four-year investigation heard evidence and accusations from more than 17,000 victims, implicating members of government, church and private institutions, and other public figures.

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‘For the sake of the gospel’

International | Hundreds of Chinese Christian leaders take a stand against government crackdown
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/14/18, 05:20 pm

CHINA: At least 279 Christian leaders across China have issued a statement decrying the government’s crackdown on Christians, calling it “an abuse of government power” that has led to conflict. “For the sake of the gospel, we are prepared to bear all losses—even the loss of our freedom and our lives,” they said. Read it all here.

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