Maryland to consider allowing children to be vaccinated without parental consent

A Maryland state senator has introduced a controversial bill that would give children the same capacity to consent to be vaccinated as an adult – i.e., without parental consent. Democratic State Sen. Cheryl Kagan introduced Bill 378 on Wednesday; the proposed legislation will go before a hearing in the Senate Finance Committee on February 22.

US: Sixty-six clinics in 14 states have stopped providing abortions

Sixty-six clinics in 14 states have stopped providing abortions since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June, Politico reports. Twenty-six of these clinics have closed down altogether, including the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was at the center of the case through which Roe was reversed.

U.S. Supreme Court Against New York Gun Rule

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York law requiring people to show a need for carrying a gun to get a license to have one in public. The justices said the requirement violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”

‘163 Billion In Pandemic Benefits Lost In US’

At least 163 billion dollars in coronavirus pandemic benefits handed out under U.S. President Joe Biden have been stolen or misspent, The Washington Post newspaper reports. The money may never be recovered.

California introduces bill that legalizes infanticide

In a move that pro-life groups have decried as legalizing infanticide, California has introduced a bill that would absolve parents and medical staff of any criminal or civil liability for the death of a newborn baby in their care, even if the cause of death is suspicious, Christian Headlines reports. The hearing for a similar bill in Maryland was recently canceled after a public outcry.

Trucker convoy brings traffic and honking to DC

A convoy of truckers protesting COVID-19 restrictions made its way to Washington, D.C., on Monday, adding to weekday traffic around the Capital Beltway and within the city in what appears to be the convoy’s biggest show of force yet.

Yiddish-language New Testaments delivered to Jewish communities in NY

An unnamed missionary organization has been delivering Yiddish-language New Testaments to Jewish communities in New York, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. The Bibles were delivered anonymously but had phone numbers inside which apparently linked to the Jews for Jesus Messianic Jewish organization.

NYC: New law allows noncitizens to vote

More than 800,000 noncitizens and “Dreamers” in New York City will have access to the ballot box – and could vote in municipal elections as early as next year – after Mayor Eric Adams allowed legislation to automatically become law Sunday.

Syria: Christians rebuild church decimated by ISIS

Christians have helped to rebuild a church in the Syrian city of Raqqa that was destroyed during the 2014-2017 Islamic State reign of terror there, CBN reports. The Raqqa church was rededicated following an effort led by the Free Burma Rangers aid agency and the Grace Community Church in Fulton, Maryland.

FBI arrests Maryland couple for attempted sale of restricted nuclear submarine data

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Saturday arrested a Maryland couple for allegedly attempting to sell “restricted data” about the design of US nuclear submarines to a foreign country, the Washington Examiner reports. US Department of the Navy nuclear engineer Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana, have been charged under the Atomic Energy Act and are due to appear before a West Virginia court on October 12.

China Warns Of Counterattack Against Those Questioning Coronavirus Origins

China warned Wednesday it would retaliate with “a counterattack” against those questioning whether the coronavirus leaked from its labs after U.S. President Joe Biden indicated he would make public findings of an intelligence investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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