Record number of pro-life laws passed in 2021

This year has seen 106 new pro-life laws passed, a record which overtook the previous record of 100 anti-abortion laws passed in 1973, The 19th reports. The 2021 laws were passed by 19 states, with twelve of the new acts incorporating some kind of total ban on abortion, The 19th said.

Texas doctor sued for violating state’s new “heartbeat” law

In what will be a test case to assess the legality of Texas’ new law banning abortion after six weeks, a doctor in San Antonio has become the first person to be sued for violating the legislation, the Guardian reports. After publicly stating he had violated the law by carrying out a first-trimester abortion on September 6, Dr. Alan Braid received notification he is being sued by two former lawyers in Arkansas and Illinois respectively.

20 states sue Biden administration over gender identity-sexual orientation rules

Twenty states have filed suit against the Biden administration to block what they say are unconstitutional new laws on sex and gender discrimination in schools, Just the News (JN) reports. In January this year, President Biden issued an executive order to “prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.”

Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning transgender surgery/hormones for minors; 17 Republican states join

At the request of the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of families of transgender youth, on Wednesday a federal court in Arkansas blocked a new state law that would ban transgender surgery and hormones for minors under the age of 18, the Washington Times reports. Seventeen Republican states joined with Arkansas in defending the law, which would have gone into effect on July 28.

Arkansas: Activists hang giant ‘God bless Abortions’ banner over 65ft Christ of the Ozarks statue

On Thursday night, members of an activist group called Indecline entered property belonging to the Great Passion Play theater organization in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and draped a 45-foot banner reading “God Bless Abortions” over the 65-foot tall Christ of the Ozarks statue installed there. According to Great Passion Play, the activists risked their lives to hang the giant banner up, and the lives of those who then took the banner down, the Christian Post reports.

US States pass record number of Pro-Life bills in 2021

States in the US have enacted a record total of 90 pro-life laws in the first half of this year alone, already more than the previous record of 89 in the whole of 2011, the Guttmacher Institute said in a July 1 report. The laws have been enacted in the face of US Supreme Court rulings that women can choose to have an abortion before fetal viability.

Satanists sue Arkansas to have satanic statue placed next to Ten Commandments at state Capitol

A group of Satanists have filed suit against Arkansas, requesting that a statue of a satanic deity be installed next to the Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds, Christian Headlines reports. A federal judge has allowed the Satanic Temple group to join a case brought against the state by ACLU and the Freedom from Religion Foundation, who want the Ten Commandments monument removed but not replaced with something else.

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