In today’s News:
Pro-life protects its speech
Citizens across the state of Texas are taking legal action to protect themselves from speech-chilling lawsuits filed by abortion proponents. Attorneys from the Thomas More Society are playing offense in the Lone Star State to protect the rights of pro-life advocates in eight separate counties. The not-for-profit, national public interest law firm filed the complaints in Texas’ district courts on July 16 seeking protections for life-advocating individuals against three abortion extremist groups that are actively attempting to silence pro-life speech. The filings were prompted following aggressive attacks by abortion promoters, Afiya Center, Texas Equal Access Fund and Lilith Fund For Reproductive Equity, that sued pro-life advocate Mark Lee Dickson and Right To Life of East Texas In June 2020 for alleged defamation over statements that described abortion as “criminal.” The Thomas More Society Seeks a declaratory judgment on behalf of Texas individuals who hold life-affirming views and understand that the Texas statutes criminalizing abortion remain state law.
‘Pro-life’ called racist
The Blaze reports Rolling Stone Writer Jamil Smith proposed that the term “pro-life” be banned Wednesday along with many other terms and products deemed to be racist. “The moniker ‘pro-life,’ so often used in the service of not just misogyny but also racism, should be retired right along with Aunt Jemima and the Redskins team name,” Smith wrote. Smith is a senior writer who covers “the intersection of politics and identity” for Rolling Stone magazine.
SBA wants Planned Parenthood to return money
A Planned Parenthood affiliate in California that allegedly sold aborted baby body parts received $7.5 million in coronavirus aid money meant for small businesses this spring. According to Just The News, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties received the largest Paycheck Protection Program grant of all of the abortion chain’s affiliates across the country. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has demanded that planned parenthood return the money, but it is not clear if it has done so.
Religious vandals will be punished
Those who have vandalized and targeted Catholic churches and religious statues will be prosecuted “to the fullest extent of the law,” a senior White House official told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Friday. The White House official cited the “recent onslaught of violence against Catholic monuments like the Virgin Mary statue in Boston and the Jesus statue in Miami,” calling these acts “absolutely appalling.” The president signed an executive order June 26 promising to punish anyone who desecrates public monuments, Trump’s campaign also weighed in on the matter following numerous reports of vandalism at Catholic churches throughout the United States, as well as one instance in Alberta, Canada.