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Ruling backs U.S. stance on abortion for detained minors

Abortion | The United States does not have to facilitate abortions for underage illegal immigrants
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 6/11/18, 01:39 pm

For now at least, the U.S. government does not have to facilitate abortions for underage illegal immigrants in federal custody.

In a unanimous opinion released last week, the Supreme Court dismissed a lower court's ruling that the federal government had to facilitate an abortion for a 17-year-old girl held after officials caught her entering the country illegally from Mexico.

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Weinstein pleads not guilty

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/05/18, 11:09 am

Making his second appearance in a Manhattan courtroom on sexual assault charges, Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty Tuesday. A grand jury last week indicted him on counts of rape and criminal sex act in connection with accusations by two of the dozens of women who say Weinstein abused them in years past. Neither Weinstein, his lawyer, nor Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. made statements to the media immediately after the court appearance. Last week, attorney Benjamin Brafman said the sexual encounters in question in the case were consensual.

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Reclaiming the #MeToo movement

Sexual Abuse | Why hasn’t the church led the way in calling attention to harassment, abuse, and assault?
by Sophia Lee
Posted 6/04/18, 05:53 pm

Last week, the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) board fired Paige Patterson from his position as president following revelations of his history of statements and decisions many people say were dismissive and demeaning to women. 

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