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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Texas House passes ban on D&E abortions, dismemberment of fetus and blocks sale of fetal tissue

The Texas House voted 96-47 on Friday regarding legislation that bans the most common second-trimester abortion procedure and regulates how health care providers dispose of unborn baby body remains. An addition More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Liberty Counsel honored among ‘Most Effective Organizations’ making the ‘most positive impact on American society during 2016’

A survey of politically active Christians found that Liberty Counsel was named the top 12 most effective organization, making “the most positive impact on American society during 2016,” according to More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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ADF defends Dr Andrew Snelling, sues National Park Service after they deny research permit due to his Christian beliefs

Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney Michael L. Kitchen, along with ADF staff attorneys, filed suit in federal court Tuesday against the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Park Service, and Grand More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, May 14th, 2017
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Kentucky appeals court rules to protect freedom of conscience of printer Blaine Adamson, Hands On Originals

A Kentucky appeals court issued a ruling Friday that affirms a Lexington printer’s freedom to decline orders that would require him to promote a message in conflict with his religious beliefs. In 2014, the Lexington-Fayette More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Indiana Senate passes bill to protect student prayer, pro-life student groups

The Indiana Senate and House passed a bill that would protect public school students from discrimination when they are praying or engaging in religious activities before, during and after school. HB 2014, sponsored More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Europe: Midwife loses freedom of conscience case, will appeal Swedish law to not be forced to perform abortions

A Christian midwife is appealing her case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after she was denied employment opportunities due to her views regarding abortion. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Alabama: New abortion bill requires parental consent from ‘out-of-state’ minors, adds ‘pro-life’ day, bans assisted suicide

Alabama legislators proposed an abortion bill that would require out-of-state minors seeking abortions to gain parental consent. The bill passed by a vote of 25-7 over opposition from most of the Democratic minority. The More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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German homeschooling family, Petra and Dirk Wunderlich heads to EU court to fight for right to educate kids

ADF International finalized written submissions Thursday for submission to the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of a German family asking the high court to protect the freedom of parents to home-school their More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Pro-life physician, pregnancy centers sue against Illinois’ law to require abortion promotion

The Thomas More Society filed suit this week in federal court on behalf of a pro-life physician and two pro-life pregnancy resource centers challenging Public Act 99-690, the controversial law that forces physicians More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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ADF says California law forces pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortions

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a California law that forces pro-life pregnancy care centers to provide free advertising for the abortion industry. ADF attorneys represent More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Kentucky Gov Mike Bevin signs ‘Charlie Brown Law’ to protect freedom of religion, free speech for Christian students

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed SB-17 into law, which protects the constitutional rights of individual students to express their religious views without fear of punishment. It allows religious groups the same More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Idaho high school principal Mary Jensen organizes secret ‘gay club’ ‘on the down low’ without parental notice

A school administrator was caught colluding with community activists to recruit students of the Forrest M. Bird Charter School to join a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), while intentionally hiding this information More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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Liberty Counsel defends Alabama Justice Tom Parker in free speech attack by Southern Poverty Law Center

Liberty Counsel has filled a response for Alabama Justice Tom Parker opposing the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Attorney General’s briefs asking the court to dismiss Parker’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Hawaii Pastor speaks out against pro-abortion bill requirement

Derald Skinner is the pastor at Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor in Waipahu, Hawaii and he is speaking out against a piece of pro-abortion legislation that would affect his church and free speech in a very bad way. Public More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Alabama: Justice Roy Moore files for faster appeal as ‘The Judicial Inquiry Commission violated the rule of law’

Chief Justice Roy Moore filed a Motion to Expedite his appeal with the specially selected panel of judges at the Alabama Supreme Court and is willing to waive oral argument to speed up the resolution of his case. The More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman, Arlene’s Flowers case may go to Supreme Court

A Washington floral artist says she will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision Thursday by the state’s high court that concluded that the government can force her—and, by extension, other Washingtonians—to More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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Georgia settles religious discrimination case against Dr Eric Walsh after sermons were screened

The First Liberty Institute announced they reached a settlement agreement between the State of Georgia and First Liberty’s client, Dr. Eric Walsh. The State of Georgia agreed to pay $225,000 to settle Dr. Walsh’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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18 Pro-life pregnancy centers in Illinois unite to sue Bruce Rauner, state over forced abortion counseling

Eighteen Illinois women’s health organizations are suing Governor Bruce Rauner over Illinois’ new law forcing pro-life doctors and pregnancy resource centers to discuss abortion benefits and refer pregnant women More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Atheist group attacks SCOTUS candidates William Pryor, Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman on Roe v Wade, homosexuality, the secularization of America

A national state/church watchdog released a detailed analysis today Wednesday documenting why William Pryor, short-listed as a possible Supreme Court nominee, would be a “disastrous appointment, and must More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Liberty Counsel defends North Carolina judges, magistrates’ freedom of conscience for gay wedding accomodations

Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief yesterday at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding state magistrates and their constitutional right to intervene to defend their religious liberty, which is being challenged More...


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