In today’s News:
Small child will remain on life support
Trinity Lewis, the mother of 17-month-old Tinslee Lewis, has secured a win in the Second Court of Appeals In Fort Worth, Texas. The court ruled 2-1 that the little girl, born prematurely and with a rare heart defect, will not be removed from life support against her family’s wishes. According to Court House News, this ruling will allow Lewis to challenge the state’s 10-day rule. The court issued a temporary injunction that prevents Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth from withdrawing life support until after the full trial is held. That court decision will either uphold the state’s 10-day rule or strike it down as unconstitutional.
Casinos, yes. Churches, no
By a 5-4 vote Friday the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Nevada’s coronavirus regulation that limits attendance at indoor religious services to 50 persons. Some businesses in the state, such as casinos, may admit 50 percent of their capacity. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, decided July 24 to deny the application for injunctive relief presented by Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley, an ecclesial community in Dayton, Nev., About 40 miles southeast of Reno.
Groups ask court to rule ERA is dead
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Concerned Women for America and Susan B. Anthony List filed a friend-of-the-court brief Friday that urges the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to acknowledge that the Equal Rights Amendment’s ratification deadline has expired. Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, promotes Constitutional principles through advocacy and has led campaigns and participated in litigation against the ERA.
State legislators attempt to shut down pregnancy centers
A bill to “intimidate, silence and shut down” pro-life pregnancy centers and the vital support that they provide to moms and babies is moving through the New York State Legislature this week. The pro-abortion bill appears to be the latest attempt by pro-abortion lawmakers to reduce access to any pregnancy choice other than abortion. Both the New York Catholic Bishops and leading pro-life advocates in the state are asking New Yorkers to call their state lawmakers and urge them to oppose it. The legislation would establish a taskforce, including abortionists and abortion activists, to help the New York State Commissioner of Health inspect and report on the actions of pro-life pregnancy centers. It also would require pregnancy centers to submit huge amounts of paperwork to the state, including information about the women whom they are serving. Pro-life pregnancy centers serve about 2-million mothers and babies each year in the U.S., Providing free counseling, ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, diapers, cribs, clothing and more. Most are small, non-profit organizations that primarily rely on volunteers and donations to provide community-based services. Unlike abortion facilities, very few pregnancy centers receive taxpayer funding.