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Mexico’s Roe v. Wade

Abortion | The nation’s Supreme Court slows but does not stop a pro-abortion trend
by Leah Hickman
Posted 8/03/20, 12:27 pm

Several hundred pro-life advocates gathered in Mexico City on Tuesday in anticipation of a ruling by Mexico’s highest court that could determine the future of abortion laws in the country. Most wore masks and held signs as they spread out on the paved surface of the Zócalo, the city’s main square surrounded by the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, and the Supreme Court of Justice for the Nation. Rodrigo Iván Cortés, president of the Mexican pro-life group National Front for the Family, arrived at 8 a.m. that morning when the weather was still cool.

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COVID-19 complicates ministry to asylum-seekers

Coronavirus | The U.S. has halted asylum hearings, and migrants hoping for entry are in limbo
by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/31/20, 03:01 pm

Every Monday for the last several months, single mother Alma Ruth crossed the border between Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico. The town is infamous for its violent cartel turf wars: The U.S. State Department issued the highest travel advisory (last updated Dec. 17, 2019) to that area for “crime and kidnapping,” which includes armed robberies, murder, sexual assaults, and extortion.

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The COVID-19 chasm: Viral division

Coronavirus | Some Americans take extra precautions. Some go on with business as usual
by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/30/20, 12:49 pm

Jessi Green stood in the middle of hundreds of people gathered at Huntington Beach, Calif., holding a loudspeaker and a Bible, and broke into tears. She told a crowd of worshippers that police officers knocked on her door that day, July 24, to deliver a citation for holding a large public gathering without a permit. “There is a possibility of us getting arrested,” she said, voice breaking, “and I just felt that was such an honor. I just never thought something like that could happen in America.” 

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