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It's time to restore the First Amendment and stop attacks on religious free exercise:

--Coercing health professionals and redefining sex discrimination: the 2016 HHS transgender mandate;
--Squelching First Amendment freedoms on campuses: barring campus faith expression;
--Forcing nuns to violate religious tenets: the Obamacare contraceptive mandate;
--Threatening pro-life doctors and health care access: the 2009 gutting of the federal conscience regulation;
--Denying federal human trafficking grants to pro-life programs for victims: HHS grant scandal;
--Government intrusion on churches' hiring freedom: Supreme Court Hosanna Tabor case;
--Firing and coercing life-honoring health care professionals and students: personal stories of discrimination.

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BREAKING: Charlie Gard's parents end legal fight to save baby's life

LifeSite News

July 24, 2017

"Charlie Gard’s parents are ending their legal fight to give their baby a chance at life.  After their five-month legal battle with London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital and the European court system, Chris Gard and Connie Yates say it is now “too late” for any experimental treatment to help their 11-month-old recover."

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Filed under: HealthcareParental rights

Critically ill baby Charlie Gard's parents back in court

ABC News

July 21, 2017

A British judge has said the parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard can present new evidence at upcoming hearings to determine his fate.  Judge Nicholas Francis, who has overseen the latest round of hearings in the case at London's High Court, said Friday that parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates could present evidence in full-day hearings early next week.  He said the evidence must be new and relevant to the case.

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Filed under: VideoConscience freedomHealthcareParental rights

House members approve measure to repeal Washington D.C. assisted suicide law

Catholic News Service

July 18, 2017

"The House Appropriations Committee voted July 13 in favor of an amendment to repeal the District of Columbia's assisted suicide law. The day before the vote, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan sent a letter to members of the committee urging them to "nullify the D.C. City Council's deceptively named 'Death with Dignity Act' that legalizes the dangerous and unethical practice of doctor-assisted suicide." The amendment to the fiscal year 2018 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill looks to repeal the assisted suicide law, which went into effect this past February. It was introduced by Rep. Andy Harris, R-Maryland, who told the committee there is "nothing dignified about suicide" in his opinion. "

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Filed under: Asst. suicide/Euthanasia

Here's The Speech Jeff Sessions Delivered To Christian First Amendment Lawyers

Jeff Sessions

July 14, 2017

Thank you for that introduction. And thank you for the important work that you do every day to uphold and protect the right to religious liberty in this country. This is especially needed today.  While your clients vary from pastors to nuns to geologists, all of us benefit from your good work—because religious liberty and respect for religion have strengthened this country from the beginning. In fact, it was largely in order to enjoy and protect these rights that this country was settled and founded in the first place, as those in this room especially know.

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Filed under: Alliance Defending Freedom

ABC News: Christians Who Believe In The First Amendment Are A 'Hate Group'

Federalist commentary by Mollie Hemingway

July 14, 2017

"ABC News’ Pete Madden and Erin Galloway smeared Christians who believe the Bill of Rights secures religious liberty as a “hate group,” in an article this week headlined, “Jeff Sessions addresses ‘anti-LGBT hate group,’ but DOJ won’t release his remarks.” The lede of the story made it clear this was not just the work of a rogue headline writer but the failure of the reporters themselves ... "

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Filed under: CommentariesAlliance Defending Freedom

Court protects Catholic school's right to choose its teachers

Becket Law

July 14, 2017

A victory for schools of all faiths, a New York court ruled today that St. Anthony School and the Roman Archdiocese of New York can choose a principal who shares their faith. The ruling in Fratello v. Archdiocese of New York strengthens the Supreme Court's unanimous decision Becket secured five years ago, ensuring that a Lutheran school, not the state, gets to choose leaders who agree with its mission. "The court saw right through this blatantly anti-Catholic lawsuit, agreeing with the Supreme Court that the church, not the state, should pick religious leaders," said Eric Rassbach, deputy general counsel at Becket, a non-profit religious liberty law firm, who argued the case for St. Anthony's and the Archdiocese.

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Filed under: Religious freedomBecket LawEducation

Doctors Across The World Are Fighting To Treat Charlie Gard. Will The UK Let Them?

The Federalist commentary by Arina Grossu

July 12, 2017

"Why has the case of British 11-month-old baby Charlie Gard struck an international nerve? At its core, this controversy is about state infringement on parental rights. The question is, whose child is Charlie: his parents’ or the state’s? Why is the hospital holding him hostage and by what authority can it override his parents’ wish to pursue therapy that could help Charlie?"

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Filed under: CommentariesFamily Research CouncilHealthcareParental rights

Parental and Governmental Authority in Medical Decisions: The Tragic Case of Charlie Gard

The Public Discourse commentary by Melissa Moschella

July 10, 2017

Much ink has been spilled debating whether or not further experimental treatment would be in the best interests of Charlie Gard. That debate is important and worthwhile. But it is not, in fact, the central question at issue in this case. Rather, the central question is: Who has the authority to make this controversial medical decision on Charlie’s behalf? The doctors at Ormond Street Hospital? The British courts? Or Charlie’s parents?

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Filed under: CommentariesConscience freedom

Needed pro-life protections in potential healthcare legislation

Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

July 10, 2017

We believe any healthcare legislation considered by the Congress must do three things: redirect government funds from Planned Parenthood, ensure that no taxpayer funding is used for abortion services, and protect the consciences of medical professionals who may be otherwise required to act against their moral convictions in the course of their jobs. Pro-life healthcare professionals should have the right to administer care in accordance with their consciences. No healthcare worker should be forced to participate in abortions or other medical procedures that conflict with their religiously informed conscience. To protect this right, the Conscience Protection Act would give healthcare professionals the ability to defend themselves in court when states infringe their conscience rights, as is already happening in California and New York.

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Filed under: Religious freedomSouthern Baptist ConventionHealthcare

Pro-Life Leaders Rally to Support Charlie Gard

Daily Signal commentary by Rachel del Guidice

July 7, 2017

U.S. pro-life leaders are asking the British government to honor parental rights and allow the parents of a terminally ill infant to seek medical care abroad.

“In the tragic case of Charlie Gard, the British government has unjustly decided that his life doesn’t have the value of others,” said Tina Whittington, executive vice president of Students for Life of America, at a press conference Thursday. 

Charlie is an 11-month-old baby with an uncommon genetic condition that keeps him from breathing without help. He is also deaf and blind, according to USA Today.

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Filed under: Americans United for LifeHeritage FoundationMarch for LifeEnd of life

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