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.
In a deeply disconcerting though not surprising move, in early 2015, Canada joined five states in the US* in legalizing so-called “assisted dying,” allowing doctors nationwide to take the life of a suffering patient when the patient has a “grievous and irremediable” illness.