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Ireland cuts blasphemy ban from constitution

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/29/18, 10:16 am

Irish voters chose to remove a blasphemy ban from the country’s constitution on Friday, reflecting a quick social shift in what has long been a conservative, Roman Catholic nation. Close to 65 percent voted in favor of the measure, with the strongest support among voters under the age of 35. Forty-four percent of eligible voters participated.

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Judge protects freedom of pro-lifers

Abortion | St. Louis must make a religious exception to its nondiscrimination law on abortion
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/08/18, 04:20 pm

Pro-lifers cannot be forced to hire, lend money to, or rent to people who advocate for or promote abortions, a federal judge in St. Louis ruled last week. The decision overturned a city ordinance that barred landlords, lending agencies, and employers from discriminating against anyone for their “reproductive health decisions or pregnancy status.” Last year, the Thomas More Society, a pro-life legal group, sued the city on behalf of a number of pro-life groups and businesspeople.

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Illinois can’t pay its bills but still pays for abortions

Abortion | Pro-lifers ask state Supreme Court to enforce a balanced budget and save babies
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 9/24/18, 04:08 pm

Pro-life advocates in Illinois are turning to the state Supreme Court to rule on an Illinois law that established taxpayer funding of abortions.

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