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Appeals court rules pregnancy centers must promote abortion

Abortion | California pro-lifers lose appeal but vow to continue fighting the law
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/14/16, 06:02 pm

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday to uphold a California law that would force pregnancy resource centers to promote abortion or pay a steep penalty.

Pro-life advocates and California pregnancy resource centers have challenged the Reproductive FACT Act in court multiple times since California Gov. Jerry Brown signed it into law last October and have lost each time.

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Christian colleges relieved by California committee vote

Religious Liberty | The gentler version of a bill targeting faith-based colleges moves forward
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/11/16, 07:05 pm

A dark cloud that has been hanging over California’s faith-based higher education institutions has lifted—for now. The California Assembly Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to pass a Senate bill regulating faith-based colleges with last-minute modifications designed to address concerns over religious liberty. The bill will move on for a vote to the Assembly floor.

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LGBT history lessons planned for California students

Education | State introduces curriculum guidelines for K-8 LGBT instruction
by Molly Hulsey
Posted 7/18/16, 10:51 am

California revamped its social-science education guidelines last week to incorporate lessons on historic LGBT individuals and social movements in the approved curriculum. The decision garnered almost unanimous support at a public meeting and across the state, but some Californians are concerned about its long-term impact on their children.

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