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Polish high court protects babies with abnormalities

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/22/20, 04:57 pm

Aborting a baby because it has congenital defects amounts to eugenics, Polish judges said on Thursday. Only two of the 13 members of Poland’s Constitutional Court dissented from the ruling, which said allowing abortions because of fetal abnormalities is unconstitutional.

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Desperate mothers in desperate times

Life | Safe haven groups work to protect babies from abandonment during the pandemic
by Leah Hickman
Posted 5/04/20, 06:14 pm

In the last two months, the National Safe Haven Alliance’s hotline has seen an almost 10 percent increase in phone calls, many from moms asking what to do with babies they say they can’t care for. The coronavirus pandemic has added to the personal and financial strain on new parents, while the number of infant abandonments in the United States has increased slightly.

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Taiwan left off religious freedom alliance

International | The United States offers observer status instead to the crucial Asian ally
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/17/20, 03:54 pm

TAIWAN: The U.S. State Department blocked Taiwan from joining 27 other nations in a U.S.-led International Religious Freedom Alliance. But according to Taiwanese officials, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback did issue an invitation for the nation to join as an observer.

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