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Last-ditch effort aims to stop D.C. assisted suicide

WASHINGTON — A congressional committee has taken the first step in a fast-track effort to prevent the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in the nation’s capital. The House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 22-14 Monday night (Feb. 13) …

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Pro-life rallies call for Planned Parenthood defunding

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — Pro-life demonstrators held rallies Feb. 11 at more than 220 Planned Parenthood clinics in 45 states to advocate withdrawing government funds from America’s largest abortion provider. Meanwhile, a petition drive led by the Ethics & Religious Liberty …

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Evangelicals divided over refugee order

Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON—Thousands of evangelical leaders are asking President Donald Trump to reconsider his executive order pausing the United States refugee program and barring travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. Christian humanitarian group World Relief published a letter in the Washington Post on …

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Neil Gorsuch could help religious schools get public funding

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Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is known for his commitment to religious freedom and preventing government from discriminating against religious organizations and individuals. If confirmed, the new justice could help sway a case that could be a landmark …

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Iowa moves to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

The Republican-controlled Iowa state senate voted to cut Medicaid funding for family planning services to abortion providers including Planned Parenthood. State senators passed the bill 30-20, advancing it to the Republican-controlled House. The vote was along party lines, with one …

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Understanding apostasy laws worldwide

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim

When a Sudanese court handed down a death sentence to Meriam Yahya Ibrahim for converting from Islam to Christianity, her case sparked international outcry. The young wife and expecting mother was convicted of apostasy, a crime in Sudan. Although the …

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Warner selected to Hall of Fame

Kurt Warner

HOUSTON — After coming up short in his first two years of eligibility, Kurt Warner is finally a Pro Football Hall of Famer. The former NFL quarterback, often known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, was picked for the …

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