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Ontario deals blow to physicians’ religious freedom

Abortion | Court rules doctors who object to abortion or euthanasia must refer patients
by Andrew Shaughnessy
Posted 2/05/18, 03:20 pm

Physicians in Ontario who object to performing abortions or euthanasia on moral or religious grounds must refer patients who request those procedures to another willing doctor, the Ontario Superior Court ruled last week.

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13 severely abused siblings rescued from California home

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/17/18, 12:02 pm

Doctors are treating 13 siblings for malnourishment after authorities discovered them living in inhumane conditions, held captive by their parents in a suburban home in Southern California. Authorities arrested David and Louise Turpin on charges of child endangerment and torture after their 17-year-old daughter escaped the home and called 911 on Sunday. Police who responded described a horrifying scene: Though the captive siblings found in the house ranged in age from 2 to 29, the adults in the group looked like children because of prolonged malnourishment.

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Prominent House Republican announces retirement

by Evan Wilt
Posted 1/10/18, 12:50 pm

WASHINGTON—Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the former chairman of the influential House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection in his San Diego–area district.

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