In 2012, the state of Missouri started encouraging schools to use recycled tires to produce safer playground surfaces, which the state would provide at reduced costs. Trinity Lutheran Church applied for a playground resurfacing grant from the state, which would have reimbursed the church for resurfacing its playground with a safer, pour-in-place rubber surface made from recycled tires.
For as long as anyone can remember—for over seventy years, according to archived records—Rowan County, North Carolina, commissioners have opened their meetings with prayer. Not surprisingly, the ACLU challenged this longstanding practice in a case known as Lund v. Rowan County, taking particular umbrage with the name of Jesus being used in some of these prayers.
In its commitment to the sanctity of all human life, the National Center for Life and Liberty recently filed an amicus brief with the Florida Supreme Court, defending a Florida law that requires a 24-hour waiting period before any abortion.
In the wake of Kermit Gosnell’s abortion mill horrors, the state of Texas responsibly passed a 2013 law that requires abortion clinics have the same health standards as surgical centers and that physicians performing abortions have privileges at a nearby hospital to admit patients with complications.