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From Live Action News

"Kansas defunded Planned Parenthood this week, and in doing so expanded access to healthcare for poor women. Kansas Senate Bill 436 reallocates money from the abortion provider to full-service healthcare clinics that serve women in need, but the abortion giant is crying foul."

Read more: Susan Michelle, Live Action News
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From Live Action News

"Last Thursday, Rep. Marsha Blackburn sent a letter to StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer (pictured above), calling on her to turn over documents related to her company’s involvement in Planned Parenthood’s fetal organ harvesting activities."

Read more: Calvin Freiburger, Live Action News
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From Swimming in the Dark

"Let’s say that we have to strike from the books anyone who retains any taint of noxious ideas, especially racist ideas. Even if it was the same as what everyone else believed in those days; even if this person accomplished wonderful things despite being a racist. Let’s say that we’re so intensely offended by any whiff of racism that we refuse to honor anyone who’s associated with racist ideas, no matter how tangentially.

"Explain to me Margaret Freaking Sanger. Because when we wanted a replacement for racist ol’ Andrew Jackson, lots of people thought Margaret Sanger was the perfect choice."

Read more: Simcha Fisher, Swimming in the Dark, Aleteia
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From The Stream

"Christian author and commentator Eric Metaxas has just concluded a speaking tour in Australia under a storm of criticism, after he compared the modern church’s accommodation of same-sex ‘marriage’ with the passive German church in 1930s Nazi Germany. The charge: He compared gay activists to Nazis. Metaxas pushes back in the interview clip below."

Read more: Alan Eason, The Stream
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From The Wall Street Journal

"The billionaire family that owns Danish toy company Lego A/S said it was a 'mistake' to refuse Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei’s request for a bulk order of its iconic bricks to create art for an exhibition in Australia last year."

Read more: Simon Clark, The Wall Street Journal
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From The Hedgehog Review

"Merritt argues that laws of this nature are driven by conservative 'fear' and reflect efforts to '"solve" non-existent problems.' Neither law is particularly well-written, and the North Carolina law in particular reflects partisan politics (for example, it also prevents cities from enacting minimum wages higher than the state’s). Nevertheless, I worry that Merritt’s withering critique has perhaps unwittingly contributed to a certain kind of progressive narrative as ungrounded as the conservative one that he critiques."

Read more: John Inazu, The Hedgehog Review
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From Christianity Today

"In his recent speech, Xi made several references to regulating religion through law. Now that the first national conference on religion under Xi has been concluded, it is likely that a new law on religion is not far off."

Read more: Brent Fulton, Christianity Today
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From Public Discourse

"On Tuesday, March 15, a decision was made in Paris that can only be described as a victory for human rights. The Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rejected a report recommending the legalization of surrogacy in all forty-seven Member States."

Read more: Adina Portaru, Public Discourse, The Witherspoon Institute
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From Aleteia

"The words flung so easily from a keyboard are heinous, but they are not exclusive to female sports reporters. Female gamers endure similar abuse, as do female political bloggers and female religion writers. Yes, even the Christian ones, who often receive much more much name-calling and death-wishing from their co-religionists than from secularists."

Read more: Elizabeth Scalia, Aleteia
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From Christianity Today

"As Christians in Iraq and Syria face what many (including the US State Department) call genocide, world leaders often struggle to summon the right words for the persecution. Too often, officials deal in cautious, equivocating language amid the sprawling horror of leaders assassinated, churches destroyed, businesses bombed for 'un-Islamic' tendencies, women and girls raped, hostages taken, and citizens forced to flee.

"For clearer insight into this purge of communities from their ancient homelands, we have journalist Mindy Belz to thank. They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East (Tyndale) contains reporting from her many trips to the region, during which she faced threats of being stoned, kidnapped, or murdered."

Read more: Nina Shea, Christianity Today
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From Aleteia

"What the Time article articulates in regard to the specific issue of pornography has been, in point of fact, glaringly obvious for quite some time: Freud was wrong. Complete sexual freedom has not made us psychologically healthier, just the contrary. It has deeply sickened our society. The valorization of unrestricted freedom in regard to sex—precisely because it is morally corrupt—proves psychologically debilitating as well."

Read more: Bishop Robert Barron, Aleteia
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From WORLD

"The decision, released yesterday, upholds a prior ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals against the baker, Jack Philips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo. Philips had appealed the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s order to create cakes for same-sex weddings, re-educate his staff on discrimination policy, and file quarterly 'compliance' reports for two years after he declined to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple in 2012."

Read more: Kiley Crossland, WORLD
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