In today’s News:
Another undercover video is released
A new video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) once again reveals that abortionists at Planned Parenthood have been committing illegal partial-birth abortions while harvesting the body parts of preborn children. In the video, Planned Parenthood leaders discussed how best to obtain intact body parts and organs from aborted children when abortion procedures are so destructive. Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s senior director of medical services from 2009 to 2016, now the medical director for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, is featured in video footage of a deposition, along with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s Tram Nguyen and Dr. Mary Gatter, medical director for Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. Planned Parenthood instructs its abortionists to describe their “intent” in medical records, and to check off a box allowing them to skirt federal law outlawing partial-birth abortions. In a previous video, Nucatola said, “The federal abortion ban is a law, and laws are up to interpretation. So there are some people who interpret it as, it’s intent. So if I say on day one, ‘I do not intend to do this,’ what ultimately happens doesn’t matter.”
California clamps down on churches
California Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Thousand Oaks appeared before Judge Vincent O’Neill in Superior Court of Ventura County last Friday and was held in contempt of court. Godspeak Calvary Chapel was fined $500 per three services, for two Sundays, or a total of $3,000. Pastor McCoy received an order from a Ventura state judge on Aug. 7, banning the church’s in-person services. Superior Court Judge Matthew Guasco issued a temporary restraining order to Pastor Rob McCoy, the church, and Does 1-1000, along with anyone “acting in concert with them” who might attend worship in the future. California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered no singing or chanting, and then ordered no worship, even in private homes with anyone who does not live in the home. Godspeak Calvary Chapel held three worship services on Sunday, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16. An evidentiary hearing is set for Aug. 31. North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif., was also fined $5,000 for holding the morning service and $5,000 for the evening service. In addition it was served a written citation for singing in each of the two worship services, although social distancing was practiced. Santa Clara County acknowledged in its cease and desist letter they had been sending agents into the church to spy on the congregation during worship services.
A federal judge rules faith schools must stay closed
A federal judge in Oregon has ruled against three Christian schools seeking to re-open for in-person learning this fall, arguing that the state’s restrictions on in-person learning during the covid-19 pandemic are Constitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman ruled in favor of Gov. Kate Brown’s June executive order last Thursday and denied a motion by Horizon Christian School, McMinnville Christian Academy and Life Christian School.