In today’s News:
No singing in church allowed
Worship if you must, but no singing, California health officials told state residents last week in new guidelines about the coronavirus. Beginning in March, California heavily restricted religious gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and save lives. However, the Democrat-led state also allowed abortion facilities to continue elective abortions without restriction. On July 1, the California Department of Public Health issued new guidelines outlining steps that houses of worship should take to help prevent further spread of the virus. One of those measures prohibits singing, even when people are social distancing and wearing masks. In April, three California churches filed a lawsuit against pro-abortion Gov. Gavin Newsom after he exempted abortion facilities but not churches from his stay-at-home mandate during the coronavirus crisis. Several pro-life Christians also filed lawsuits to demand their right to peacefully assemble and speak freely outside abortion facilities that continue to kill unborn babies during the pandemic.
Ohio’s oldest abortion facility closes its doors
The Founder’s abortion clinic in Ohio has finally closed for good. Founder’s, which first opened in 1973, was Ohio’s oldest and longest-operating abortion facility. Founder’s had its share of problems and issues over the years. Ohio’s longest-practicing abortionist lost his license in November 2018 after he allegedly broke prescription drug laws, according to state documents. Columbus abortionist Harley Blank, 79, was accused of wrong-doing multiple times during his decades-long abortion practice. The Columbus Dispatch reported Blank agreed to surrender his medical license rather than face disciplinary proceedings for alleged prescription drug violations. According to the state order, Blank allegedly violated state laws by “failing to keep any charts or patient records” on the men to whom he prescribed the drugs. Blank worked at Founder’s women’s health center, an abortion facility in Columbus, and other abortion facilities in the state. According to the report, he became known as the first abortionist to legally abort an unborn baby in Ohio in 1973. The Planned Parenthood abortion chain gave blank an award in 2012 for his work.
States move to protect women’s sports
Bills restricting transgender students’ involvement in school-sponsored athletics are up for consideration in 14 states, according to the left-wing Human Rights Campaign. A poll released in November, 2019, found that less than a third of Americans believe biological males who identify as transgender should be allowed to compete on girls sports teams. Another poll released in October, 2019, found that Americans said by a 57-20 margin that male athletes who self-identify as transgender have competitive advantages over female athletes. Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington are all considering bills to inhibit transgender athletes from participating in school-sponsored sports, Axios reported.