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Planned Parenthood videos’ impact at 1-year mark
Jul21

Planned Parenthood videos’ impact at 1-year mark

WASHINGTON (BP) — Planned Parenthood remains a target of Capitol Hill investigation but retains its federal funding a year after undercover video first revealed the abortion giant’s trade in baby body parts. A special congressional panel issued an interim update Thursday (July 14) on the one-year anniversary of the release of the first video showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs from aborted...

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House protects conscience rights of pro-lifers
Jul20

House protects conscience rights of pro-lifers

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. House of Representatives approved Wednesday (July 13) a bill to protect the conscience rights of individuals and institutions that refuse to be involved in abortion. The House voted 245-182 almost totally along party lines for the Conscience Protection Act, which bars the government from discriminating against health-care providers with objections to participating in or providing coverage for abortion....

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Mosque lawsuit brings concern, clarity on religious liberty
Jun30

Mosque lawsuit brings concern, clarity on religious liberty

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (BP) — The proposed construction of a mosque in New Jersey has prompted discussion among Southern Baptists of the proper way to protect Muslims’ religious liberty. Today (June 9) a trio of Southern Baptist professors — Jason Due read more

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Court strikes down abortion provider regulations
Jun27

Court strikes down abortion provider regulations

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Monday (June 27) a state legislature’s effort to hold abortion providers responsible for the protection of women who use their services. In a 5-3 opinion, the high court ruled that portions of a Texas law regulating abortion doctors and clinics constitute an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to abort her child and are therefore unconstitutional. The high...

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White House transgender decree sparks outrage, debate
May26

White House transgender decree sparks outrage, debate

WASHINGTON (BP)—The Obama administration directed public schools and universities today (May 13) to permit transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identity instead of their biological sex. The across-the-board guidance met quick protests from Southern Baptist leaders. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, described the federal guidance as “an outrageous attack on our...

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