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FDA eases regulations on the abortion pill

Plan B

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has updated its guidelines concerning the abortion drug mifepristone, allowing women to take it later in pregnancy and with reduced medical supervision. The New York Times called the update “an unequivocal victory for …

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Religious liberty focus of new study

religious freedom

A growing number of Americans believe religious liberty is on the decline and that the nation’s Christians face growing intolerance, according to a survey. Those surveyed also noted American Christians complain too much. Those are among the findings of a …

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North Carolina bathroom restrictions challenged by activists

gender netural

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Despite a federal court challenge, social conservatives in North Carolina are defending a state law upholding religious liberty and requiring individuals in state government buildings to use restrooms based on the gender indicated on their birth certificates. …

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Malaysian court upholds right to convert from Islam

Malaysian court

In a landmark ruling March 24 a Malaysian court upheld the rights of a Christian to convert from Islam. The judgment establishes a precedent in a country where religious conversions, particularly from Islam to Christianity, have been steeped in controversy. …

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Judas documentary critiqued as heresy

A BBC documentary suggesting Judas Iscariot wasn’t purely a traitor has drawn criticism from evangelicals as, among other things, “an attempt to undermine the Christian Gospel.” “This is nothing new,” said Jerry Vines, Jerry Vines, the former pastor of First …

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