In today’s News:
New opportunities for Concordia University students
Concordia University, St. Paul, is providing pathways and solutions for nursing students from Concordia University, Portland, Oregon School Of Law In Boise, Idaho, to continue in their degree programs with as little interruption as possible. CSP will provide high-quality nursing education opportunities to students in the Portland region and become the new parent institution for the law school. The transition will provide students, faculty and staff financial and institutional stability and preserve the legacy established by CUP leadership.
Religious liberty wins in Wisconsin
The public health department for the City of Madison and Aane County, Wisc., put out a new “Forward Dane” order Friday, removing a 50-person cap on in-person religious services that did not apply to any similar secular activities. The new order came after the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison stood up for its right to free exercise of religion. Global law firms Sidley Austin and Troutman Sanders, along with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty sent a letter to Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and Public Health Director Janel Heinrich last Wednesday. The letter explained that Madison/Dane County’s arbitrary 50-person cap on houses of worship violated the First Amendment as well as the Wisconsin Constitution. Because the Diocese stood up for its rights, Catholic churches in Madison/Dane County will now conduct in-person masses at the same 25 percent capacity level as secular activities such as malls and theaters, but with even more rigorous social distancing and hygiene protocols. Under Madison/Dane County’s previous order, shopping malls, bars, restaurants, spas, gyms, salons, museums, movie theaters, community centers, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and trampoline parks were allowed to open at 25 percent capacity, while houses of worship were subject to an arbitrary 50-person cap regardless of how large the church building was.
Baby girl is saved
Parents of a baby girl born just a few hours prior left her safely at a fire station in Crosby, Texas, thanks to a law that allows parents to surrender infants with first responders within a designated period of time after birth. According to a local news station, the sheriff’s office said deputies received a call about the girl being dropped off at the fire station. Deputies and firefighters found the girl a short time later at the station’s front door, which was around 3:30 a.m. On June 1. The mother of the child will not face charges because she did not abandon her baby, but left her child at the fire station in accordance with the state’s Baby Safe Haven or Baby Moses Law, and notified an employee of her child’s location.
Video claims a state university is aiding abortion
A new video documentary provides evidence that the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is the nation’s leading center for committing, and teaching how to commit, late-term abortions. Titled “UCSF: An American Horror Story,” the video produced by Pro-Life San Francisco reveals how “abortion extremism influence in America emanates from one of the most prestigious institutions in California.” According to the pro-life group, “There are over 100 active abortion training programs” in the United States that are “run and funded by UCSF. Thus, the publicly funded institution ended up training almost 3,000 currently practicing OB/GYNS in the country.