The New York State Senate rejected the abortion-related plank of a 10-point women's equality bill. The New York State Catholic Conference to called the action a victory for unborn children.
The Supreme Court also said it would decide whether the children of immigrants lose their place in line for visas when they turn 21 in the fall.
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.
Catholic leaders said the bill, as written, would make deep cuts into the food assistance programs for the poor.
We say: It's been six months since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the wheels of justice continue to grind, but slowly.
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.
The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a bill to prohibit abortion nationwide after 20 weeks of gestation, approximately the stage at which scientists say unborn babies can feel pain.
The arguments have gotten louder over same-sex marriage ahead of two much-anticipated Supreme Court rulings on the subject.
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.
We say: Maybe we're OK with concessions in time of war, but we still have questions as we ponder the capabilities of the state to mine personal information.