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Northern Ireland unsafe for the unborn

Abortion | The United Kingdom overrules a 158-year-old law protecting unborn babies from abortion
by Mary Jackson
Posted 10/28/19, 04:23 pm

Northern Ireland’s long-standing protections for unborn babies crumbled last week. The Parliament of the United Kingdom legalized the practice in the traditionally conservative region by taking advantage of its politically deadlocked government and imposing a sweeping amendment.

“We are quite shell shocked,” said Sammy Morrison, a spokesman for Jim Allister, leader of the Traditionalist Unionist Voice political party. “These are dark days for Northern Ireland. Overnight, the mother’s womb, one of the safest places for the unborn, has become the unsafest.”

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California governor declares fire emergency

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/28/19, 12:19 pm

Authorities have ordered nearly 200,000 people in Northern California to evacuate their homes due to wildfires. A huge fire in Sonoma County north of San Francisco has burned since Wednesday, covering 85 square miles, destroying 94 buildings, and threatening 80,000 other structures. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday.

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Wind fuels wildfires in California

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/25/19, 10:34 am

Authorities ordered as many as 50,000 people to evacuate their homes after fires broke out in the Santa Clarita, Calif., area. Firefighters had only contained 5 percent of the flames by Thursday night.

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