In today’s News:
Some charges dropped against pro-life journalists
Additional charges against two pro-life investigative journalists have been dropped in the case of the People of the State Of California vs. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). In a hearing held over Zoom yesterday, two of the ten charges against Merritt and one of the ten against Daleiden were dropped, according to My Valley News. Daleiden and Merritt are the undercover journalists from CMP responsible for exposing the fetal body part trafficking scandal taking place at Planned Parenthood affiliates around the nation. Yesterday, California’s criminal case against them went before Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos in a hearing to request the dismissal of all or some of the criminal charges. the charges that remain for the journalists include recording Planned Parenthood staffers without their consent.
New Jersey is challenged on worship restrictions
Attorneys from the Thomas More Society filed a motion for leave to file a third amended complaint in a federal religious liberty lawsuit against New Jersey Gov. Philip Murphy. given the decline of covid deaths and hospitalizations to near zero in the state, the Rev. Kevin Robinson, a Catholic parish priest, and Rabbi Yisrael Knopfler, leader of an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, have expanded their claims for relief against Murphy and his administration on account of indoor “gathering” restrictions that interfere with worship. Robinson and Knopfler are asking the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey to prevent Murphy and other state officials from enforcing executive orders that bar their respective houses of worship from holding indoor religious worship at more than 25 percent of capacity, leaving them with only minuscule congregations.
‘Baby Lives Matter’
A pro-life activist painted a blue and pink mural displaying the phrase “BABY LIVES MATTER” in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C., during the weekend and plans to paint more murals across the country. This mural is the latest effort of the Baby Lives Matter movement, which began two weeks ago after artist and pro-life activist Tayler Hansen spent seven hours painting a baby lives matter mural on the street in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in his hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah.
College officials block talk from pro-life speaker
An evangelical university in Minnesota has blocked a conservative student group from hosting a lecture by African-American pro-life activist Star Parker because of what the administration called her “radically” held beliefs. the University of Northwestern – St. Paul informed its chapter of Young America’s Foundation, a conservative student group, last month that it could not hold an open event featuring the 62-year-old conservative activist. Parker is the founder of the 800-pastor Network Center for Urban Renewal and Education and has long argued that the conservative agenda of traditional values, limited government and free markets are the greatest benefit to low-income Americans, especially African-Americans, in inner cities. She has also long spoken about the negative impact that abortion and Planned Parenthood has had on the African-American community.