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Associated Press

The Iranian revolution at 40

International | Plus, elections in Nigeria and a euthanasia trial in Canada
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/11/19, 03:06 pm

IRAN: Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution that ushered in Tehran’s theocracy under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The tumultuous events (timeline here) led to the hostage-taking of 52 Americans from the U.S.

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A terrible tide

Abortion | New York’s far-reaching pro-abortion law represents a dangerous trend
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 1/28/19, 04:24 pm

Pro-lifers grieved last week when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law stripping unborn babies in the state of all legal rights and erasing previous protections for mothers. New York wasn’t the first state to legalize abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, and it likely won’t be the last.

The state previously protected babies from abortion after 24 weeks of gestation. The new law allows an abortion at any time during a pregnancy if it “is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.” (The word “patient” refers to the mother.)

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ADF International

Euthanasia on trial

Euthanasia | European court takes case from Belgium
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 1/14/19, 04:05 pm

The European Court of Human Rights agreed last week to hear from Tom Mortier, a Belgian man who says doctors misused the country’s euthanasia law when they killed his mother in 2012.

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