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Arkansas pro-life laws allowed

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Arkansas pro-life laws allowed

The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Little Rock, Ark., decided on Tuesday that it will not reconsider its earlier decision from this summer to lift a judge’s injunction against four Arkansas abortion restrictions. The court was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center For Reproductive Rights on behalf Of Little Rock abortionist, Frederick Hopkins, after its August decision to allow four Arkansas abortion restriction laws to take effect. Among the four restrictions previously blocked by a judge is a ban on second trimester dismemberment abortion procedures. Additionally, the court lifted the judge’s injunction against a sex-selective abortion ban, a measure specifying how aborted babies’ remains are to be disposed of, and a requirement that police must be notified, and fetal remains must be preserved from abortions committed on girls younger than age 14.

Abortionist fined for false advertising

A complaint filed by Reprotection, Inc. With Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s office has resulted in fines for a Florida abortionist. Earlier in 2020, Reprotection Lodged a complaint against James Pendergraft, owner of the Orlando Women’s Center, for falsely advertising that it operated in Indiana. The complaint led to legal action brought by Attorney General Hill against the Florida-based abortion vendor. This resulted in a civil penalty fine of $9,000 for violating the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act. Reprotection, Inc. filed the complaint after discovering webpages by the Florida abortion business claiming to do abortions in various Indiana cities, including Muncie. Further, the advertising inferred that the dangerous chemical abortion pill could be administered in one day, which is not in compliance with FDA guidelines.

Administration’s pro-life record praised

President Donald Trump’s administration has been focused on protecting and fighting for the right to life, Vice President Mike Pence said yesterday. Pence’s remarks were delivered at a “Life Is Winning Event,” where the vice president highlighted the Trump administration’s pro-life accomplishments with leaders of the pro-life movement, including Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List, Tom McClusky of the March For Life, David Daleiden of The Center for Medical Progress and Abby Johnson of And Then There Were None. Pence touted the administration’s reinstating of the Mexico City Policy, which ended government funding for abortions globally.

Nevada churches win

Nevada cannot impose on churches greater public health restrictions than those applied to secular businesses, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in a victory for religious Nevadans. As previously covered by LifeSiteNews, Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v Sisolak concerns a case made by Calvary Chapel, an evangelical church, that Nevada is unlawfully discriminating against houses of worship by allowing several public facilities, including casinos, to fill with crowds to 50 percent capacity while restricting religious gatherings to 50 people, no matter how large the building. In Calvary’s case, 50 percent capacity would be 90 people. This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 against taking the case, letting the restrictions stand. But a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit unanimously sided with the church on Tuesday, courthouse news reports. In reaching their decision, the judges relied on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision last month in favor of catholic diocese of Brooklyn against similar capacity limits imposed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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