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New Hampshire judge rules education tax credits unconstitutional

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A New Hampshire judge has ruled that the state's scholarship program is unconstitutional, but he said it could continue if the program's funds did not benefit religious schools.

In the state's tax credit program, which started last year, businesses receive tax credits for donating to a private organization that provides students with scholarships to attend private or public schools.

Ex-gay group Exodus International shuts down, president apologizes

Exodus International, a group that bills itself as “the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality,” announced June 19 that it’s shutting its doors.

Exodus’s board unanimously agreed to close the ministry and begin a separate one, though details about the new ministry were unavailable at the time of the organization’s press release.

Quebec's end-of-life bill decried as Belgian-style euthanasia

Pro-life and other groups joined forces to denounce a bill governing end-of-life care introduced by the Quebec government Wednesday as a form of Belgian-style euthanasia.

"This is about doctors lethally injecting patients," said Alex Schadenberg, executive director of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, echoing the concerns of several organizations, including the Catholic Organization for Life.

Schadenberg said the bill redefines palliative care to include "terminal medical sedation" and "medical aid in dying," which he called a euphemism for euthanasia.

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