Circuit court blocks W. Virginia anti-abortion law

A court in West Virginia on Monday temporarily blocked a 100-year-old anti-abortion law from taking effect in the state following the US Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v Wade last month, Axios reports. The circuit court issued an injunction on the law at the request of Women’s Health Center of West Virginia, the state’s only abortion clinic.

US Supreme Court Backs Biden On Migration

The U.S. Supreme Court says President Joe Biden’s administration can overturn a Trump-era policy that requires asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while their cases are reviewed in U.S. courts.

Crisis pregnancy centers attacked following reversal of Roe

Crisis Pregnancies in several states have been attacked and vandalized since the US Supreme Court on Friday withdrew a federal right to abortion it had conferred in the 1973 landmark case of Roe v Wade, the Roys Report said. In reversing Roe, the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization that there is no constitutional right to abortion, and that the issue should be decided upon by the people in individual states.

FBI investigating recent spate of attacks on pro-life centers

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is considering whether any of the recent fire bomb and vandalism attacks on pro-life crisis pregnancy centers and churches are violations of FACE, an Act which makes it a federal crime to use force, the threat of force, or physical obstruction to prevent individuals from obtaining or providing reproductive health care services, Christian Today reports.

Churches brace for angry pro-choice protests

US congregations prepared to face angry protests at the weekend after vandals defaced a Catholic church in Colorado and pro-choice activists called for demonstrations at churches on Mother’s Days, CBN News reports.

Wisconsin pro-life group targeted by arsonist(s)

The Wisconsin Family Action anti-abortion organization was targeted Sunday when a Molotov cocktail was thrown into its building and a threatening message was spray-painted on an office wall. The attack took place following last week’s leaked US Supreme Court draft opinion that its 1973 Roe v Wade ruling which legalized abortion up to viability should be reversed.

Conservative SCOTUS majority appears to favor school football coach dismissed for public prayer

At the end of oral arguments in a case involving the constitutionality of allowing overt prayer and religious expression in public schools, the US Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Monday appeared to sympathize with the plaintiff, a Christian football coach whose employment contract at a public school was not renewed after he prayed on the 50-yard line following games, USA Today reports.

Oklahoma House passes bill sentencing doctors who perform abortion to jail

The Republican-led Oklahoma House has given final approval for a bill that criminalizes performing an abortion, sentencing doctors who carry out the procedure to jail terms of up to 10 years and a $100,000 fine, the Associated Press reports. The bill passed 70-14 with no debate and has been sent to Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt for signing into law.

SCOTUS to hear case on religious freedom, LGBTQ rights

The US Supreme Court will hear the case of a Christian graphic designer who argues that her constitutional right to free speech and expression is violated by a Colordao anti-discrimination law that could force her to create websites for same-sex weddings against her religious convictions, Yahoo News reports.

US Supreme Court Takes Up Clash Between Religion and LGBT Rights

he U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a major new legal fight pitting religious beliefs against LGBT rights, agreeing to hear an evangelical Christian web designer’s free speech claim that she cannot be forced under a Colorado anti-discrimination law to produce websites for same-sex marriages.

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