State to Force Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Advertise Free Abortions

. . .Mirroring a 2015 California law, Hawaii’s edict forces locally funded pregnancy centers to post and distribute to each client a notification that the state offers free abortions, as well as a website link on where and how to schedule a taxpayer-funded abortion.

The mandated signage and disclaimer form must include the following verbiage:

This clinic does not provide abortion services or abortion referrals. Only ultrasounds performed by qualified healthcare professionals and read by licensed clinicians should be considered medically accurate.

Hawaii has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services including all FDA-approved methods of contraception, prenatal care, and abortion for eligible women.

To apply for medical insurance coverage that will cover the full range of family planning and prenatal care services, apply on-line at mybenefits.hawaii.gov.

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Nude Images, Videos of Congresswoman and Husband Shared by Former Staffer

Two former Capitol Hill staffers were indicted this week in connection with the alleged sharing of “private, nude images and videos” swiped from a congresswoman’s cellphone.

The congresswoman is Virgin Islands Del. Stacey Plaskett, her office confirmed Thursday evening. The footage depicts Plaskett, identified in court documents as “Delegate S.P.,” and her husband.

In March 2016, Plaskett entrusted her iPhone and its password to staffer Juan McCullum, who, the indictment alleges, copied the nude images and videos after offering to take the phone to an Apple store for repairs.

McCullum allegedly also created a Facebook account, uploaded the visual content, and then friended people in Plaskett’s district.

McCullum was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on two counts of cyberstalking, the U.S. attorney’s office in the nation’s capital announced Thursday afternoon. (Read more from “Nude Images, Videos of Congresswoman and Husband Shared by Former Staffer” HERE)

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Charlie Gard’s Parents, Judge Clash in Life-Or-Death Hearing

There were a few rough edges Thursday in a U.K. courtroom, including one moment when Charlie Gard’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, stormed out of the hearing at which a judge was examining evidence regarding whether they would be allowed to take their child out of the country for treatment.

But they returned a short time later and the judge eventually asked an American doctor, testifying via long-distance, whether he would be available and willing to come to the U.K. to begin treatments on Charlie.

Charlie’s parents had worked non-stop since Monday to prepare to argue that the judge should allow them to take their child out of the country.

Charlie suffers from a rare genetic mutation of mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. He reportedly has brain damage, is blind and deaf, and needs a ventilator to breathe.

Britain’s High Court has ruled that Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie is being treated, should take him off life support and let him die. (Read more from “Charlie Gard’s Parents, Judge Clash in Life-Or-Death Hearing” HERE)

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‘Gays’ Still Trying to Punish Marriage-Defending Clerk Kim Davis

Lawyers for Rowan, Kentucky, County Clerk Kim Davis suspected that the complaints a couple of years ago from homosexuals that she wouldn’t issue marriage licenses to same-sex duos was a deliberate attack on a Christian and the Christian faith.

After all, the “gays” were being treated equally with all others, as Davis stopped issuing all marriage licenses when the Supreme Court created same-sex “marriage,” and the state legislature had not yet had time to craft accommodations for officials with religious beliefs . . .

Her lawyers, at that time, noted a recurring theme in court filings from homosexuals – punish Kim Davis.

“The plaintiffs are showing their true colors in this latest filing,” Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, which was representing Davis, challenged at the time.

“It has never really been about a marriage license – Rowan County has issued the licenses – it is about forcing their will on a Christian woman through contempt-of-court charges, jail and monetary sanctions. Kim wouldn’t give up the job she loves, so the plaintiffs are asking the court to put the county office into receivership – removing Kim from doing her job.” (Read more from “‘Gays’ Still Trying to Punish Marriage-Defending Clerk Kim Davis” HERE)

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Michigan Farmer Fights Back Against City Banning Traditional Marriage Supporters From Farmers Market

A small-town farmer in St. Johns, Michigan, got creative in his fight against East Lansing city officials, who banned a family from selling produce at the local farmers market because they refuse to host same-sex weddings on their family farm. Watch the video to hear how he’s fighting back against city officials who he claims are discriminating against farmers and their religious beliefs.

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Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation? Not So Fast, Says Dems

If there were any issue that Republicans and Democrats could agree on in the current, brutal political climate, one might think it would be female genital mutilation and the need to ban it . . .

In Minnesota, a bill that would ban the practice, known as “female circumcision” in places such as Somalia, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen and elsewhere in the Third World, was passed overwhelmingly in the House but died in the Senate.

Now in Maine, a similar bill, LD 745, is being put up for a second vote in the state house after failing in late June. The state Senate passed the bill but the House rejected it, forcing another vote on an amended bill set for July 20.

In both states, it is primarily progressive Democrats pushing back against the criminalization of FGM. Many have even refrained from calling the practice what it is – female genital mutilation – opting for the more sanitized “genital cutting” or “female circumcision.”

The issue of FGM has been front and center since two doctors – Fakhruddin Attar and Jumana Nagarwala – were arrested in April in the Detroit area and charged with mutilating the genitals of two 7-year-old Somali girls, who were delivered to the doctors by their parents in Minnesota. (Read more from “Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation? Not So Fast, Says Dems” HERE)

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Christian Slapped With $12,000 ‘Shariah Fine’ for Not Removing Shoes

. . .John Alabi, 53, is a Christian and a landlord who lives in the Toronto area and is being ordered to pay a fine of $12,000 by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal because he failed to remove his shoes when he entered the apartment he was renting to a Muslim couple.

His crime? Religious discrimination, according to the tribunal.

The tenants were planning to move out of his rental home, and he says he gave the couple the required 24-hours notice that he would be showing the apartment to another tenant.

They told him not to come while they were praying, and to text first. He agreed. But when they stopped answering his text messages, he showed the apartment.

The Muslim tenants waited eight months before filing their grievance with the human rights tribunal, where they receive free representation, the Toronto Sun reported. The couple even searched his Facebook page and found a joke they considered offensive and used to bolster their case. The tribunal agreed he harassed them and failed in his duty to accommodate their religious needs – and awarded them $6,000 each – plus interest. (Read more from “Christian Slapped With $12,000 ‘Shariah Fine’ for Not Removing Shoes” HERE)

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Charlie Gard Ally Optimistic Baby Will Live

Charlie Gard has found a powerful ally in the United States.

Just days ago, the March for Life held a news conference along with other pro-life leaders in the U.S. to show support for the 11-month-old British infant who suffers from a rare genetic mutation of mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome . . .

In the past two weeks, a highly successful social media campaign has promoted awareness for Charlie and his tragic situation. And last Thursday, March for Life, which has a high social-media profile, joined the campaign, drawing up a petition to the hospital to let Charlie live and allow his parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, to take him abroad for treatment.

March for Life President Jeanne Mancini told WND she sees the issue as a crucial one for advocates of parental and family rights, especially when it comes to end-of-life care.

“At its crux, what’s happening over in England is the broader question about who has the right to make that decision about when to end treatment. Is it the state, or is it the family?” Mancini said. “We hold that the family are the best caregivers, and that the responsibility of such a critical life-or-death situation like that should not be left in the hands of the state.” (Read more from “Charlie Gard Ally Optimistic Baby Will Live” HERE)

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Hillary’s Back to Sell ‘Nasty Woman’ Shirts

Hillary Clinton is on Twitter advertising “nasty woman” t-shirts where proceeds from the sales go to Planned Parenthood.

The shirts are being sold by TBS, the network that hosts “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” a political comedy show.

“Support Samantha Bee & Planned Parenthood & buy a Nasty Woman t-shirt!” Clinton wrote next to a photo of her holding the black “nasty woman” shirt.

The “nasty woman” phrase was popularized when then-candidate Donald Trump referred to Clinton as a “nasty woman” during one of the presidential debates. (Read more from “Hillary’s Back to Sell ‘Nasty Woman’ Shirts” HERE)

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Judge Rules Against London Hospital–In Favor of Charlie Gard’s Parents

A judge at London’s High Court ruled against the hospital and in favor of the parents of baby Charlie Gard–who is suffering from a rare genetic disorder–that they may present new scientific evidence concerning their son’s treatment, which will be reviewed this Thursday and could possibly lead to Charlie receiving treatment in the United States. But the outcome is still uncertain and Charlie’s fate is precarious.

Charlie Gard is 10 months old. He lives on life support in the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. His genetic disorder is destructive to muscles and organs, and most people who have the problem die in infancy. The baby’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, want their son to undergo an experimental treatment, which has been helpful in some cases. An online campaign has raised more than $1.5 million for the baby’s treament.

Under the health care laws in Britain, however, the parents are not allowed to pursue this option. The hospital contends Charlie is brain-damaged and beyond medical hope, and the hospital wants to shut off his life support. This denial of the parent’s desire to seek treatment for their son elsewhere led to several court rulings — in favor of the hospital. On Monday, July 10, the judge who previously ruled against the Gards agreed to review whatever new evience they can present to him for a reevaluation.

“The Great Ormond Street Hospital requested Mr. Justice Francis to reaffirm his prior ruling,” Americans United for Life President Catherine Glenn Foster told CNSNews.com from London. “So they argued for him to say that, indeed, there is no new evidence and that they were free to remove Charlie’s [life] support.” (Read more from “Judge Rules Against London Hospital–In Favor of Charlie Gard’s Parents” HERE)

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