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Trump takes war on abortion worldwide as policy cuts off funds

The Trump administration has taken its war on abortion worldwide, cutting off all funding to any overseas organisation or clinic that will not agree to a complete ban on even discussing it. The Mexico City policy, dubbed the “global gag” by its critics, denies US federal funds to any organisation involved in providing abortion services …

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Some Lubbock area schools reporting higher vaccine exemption rates

Lubbock could be one plane ride, one visitor, one brush with the wrong person away from a possible measles outbreak. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified over 800 measles cases so far this year — the most since a 1994 outbreak. The outbreaks have so far mainly been clustered among populations …

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Pence Tells Taylor University Graduates To ‘Stand Up’ For Faith

U.S. Vice President and former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence warned graduates at Taylor University’s commencement Saturday morning they should be “prepared to stand up” in the face of “opposition” to their religious beliefs. Most of the audience at Taylor, a Christian university in Upland, greeted the vice president with a standing ovation, but a few …

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Conn. Lawmakers Will Not Eliminate Vaccine Religious Exemption This Year

Connecticut legislators said Thursday that they are holding off on changes to the state’s childhood vaccination laws, including the religious exemption. After holding several public hearings this year on vaccine policy — many of which lasted hours — lawmakers said they want more immunization data and input from the state Department of Health before rolling …

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The anti-vaxx movement is fueling the measles epidemic by deliberately targeting most affected communities

So far this year, 880 cases of measles have been confirmed across 24 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the greatest number of cases reported in 25 years and since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000. Despite efforts by health officials to quash misinformation about vaccines, however, the anti-vaxx movement …

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Plan to outfit Bakersfield patrol cars with ‘In God We Trust’ decals will be brought to council

Delano is officially the first city in Kern County, and possibly in the state, to have the national motto “In God We Trust” placed on its patrol cars, but Bakersfield could soon be next. At Wednesday’s city council meeting, Bakersfield pastor Angelo Frazier plans to make a presentation during public comment, proposing Bakersfield follow in …

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When The Trump Administration Enacts New Health Care Religious Freedom Rule, Weiser Will Sue

Colorado will again sue the Trump administration, this time to challenge an impending rule that aims to protect health care workers who object to performing certain services on grounds of religion or conscience. Weiser told Colorado Matters that he’s suing because the new rule is “over broad” and could “hurt patients,” but if the state …

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Satanic Temple Sues State Of Missouri Over Abortion Rights, Experts Say They Could Win

After state trial courts dismissed a case brought against the state of Missouri by a group of Satanists suing the state for its strict abortion laws in 2015, the state Supreme Court recently agreed to take the case, reported U.S. News. The members of the Satanic Temple believe that the strict abortion laws, including requiring …

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Hart-Andersen: Loving thy neighbor means banning gay conversion therapy on kids

Rev. Dr. Timothy Hart-Andersen, a Minneapolis-based pastor, writes that banning conversion therapy for minors is the right thing for the Minnesota legislature to do. “Some of these young people are being forced by desperate parents to undergo a widely discredited practice known as ‘conversion’ or ‘reparative’ therapy,” writes Hart-Anderson. “Though these practices have been shown …

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