In today’s News:
The US wants cover-19 aid not fund abortions internationally
The US government’s foreign aid agency on Monday warned the United Nations to stop “promoting abortion” in its response to the coronavirus pandemic — invoking billions of dollars in US donations. US Agency for International Development Acting Administrator John Barsa noted his agency gave the UN $3.5 billion in 2019 and demanded that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres revise wording in its covid-19 global humanitarian response plan. Barsa’s letter comes after President Trump last month ended roughly $400 million in annual aid to the UN’s World Health Organization. Trump last month ended US contributions to the WHO, a UN entity, alleging the agency failed to prevent the coronavirus pandemic by negligently accepting as true Chinese assertions about the scope of the initial outbreak.
A woman is injured during an abortion
A woman choked on her own vomit during a surgical abortion at the Cherry Hill Women’s Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and required emergency transport to the Cooper Medical Center for suspected aspiration pneumonia. This occurred on May 2 during a serious COVID-19 outbreak when elective surgeries were banned due to a strain on medical resources. Abortions in New Jersey were exempted from the ban. After the vomiting episode during the abortion, the 35-year old woman suffered a drop in her oxygen levels. Once the abortion was completed, she was placed in a recovery room where her oxygen levels failed to fully recover. She was not provided supplemental oxygen at the abortion facility. Pro-life witnesses at the scene recorded the woman being removed from the abortion facility on a gurney. The ambulance had lights flashing, but ran without sirens.
Some Ohio college students want to defund a pro-life group
Some Ohio students were not happy with the fact that a pro-life group on campus was treated fairly, so they demanded, and achieved, a referendum vote on the matter. Case Western Reserve University, located in Cleveland, Ohio, recently held an undergraduate student government vote to allocate university funds to student organizations on campus, including Students for Life. In response, a group of pro-abortion students decided to petition against the vote, hoping for a referendum vote on Students for Life’s status. The referendum was sent to undergraduate students on May 4. To recall the decision of the USG, there must be a simple majority with at least 20 percent of the undergraduate student body voting, according to the USG constitution. The results of the referendum for another two weeks” after the vote.
A federal judge reopens North Carolina churches
A federal judge in North Carolina granted a statewide temporary restraining order on Saturday to block Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order that criminalizes churchgoers for attending indoor worship services of more than 10 people. In his ruling, Judge James C. Dever III wrote, “there is no pandemic exception to the Constitution of the United States or the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.”