In today’s News:
Illinois launches pro-abortion campaign
A new billboard campaign organized by the Chicago Abortion Fund is drawing attention to Illinois’ Medicaid’s taxpayer-funded coverage of “abortion services” for state residents. According to WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR affiliate, the green and white billboards read, “Abortion is healthcare. It’s covered by Illinois’ Medicaid. We’re here to help,” and lists the Chicago Abortion Fund’s website. The six signs statewide — including three on high-traffic interstates in the Chicago area as well as two in Peoria and one in Champaign the location of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — are scheduled to remain posted through September.
Navy agrees to provide priests
Less than 24 hours after First Liberty Institute sent a letter to the secretary of defense urging him to act, the United States Navy reversed its decision that it would no longer provide Catholic priests to cover the shortage of catholic military chaplains. First Liberty Institute’s letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper expressed concern over the decision and a series of other recent incidents in the U.S. military that have resulted in unlawful religious discrimination against service members.
College reverses discriminatory policy
Georgia Tech has agreed to change the unconstitutional policies that allowed its student government to deny funding for a speaking event featuring Alveda King, the niece of civil rights Activist Martin Luther King, Jr., because she is “inherently religious.” As part of a settlement ending a federal lawsuit Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed on behalf of the campus chapter of Students for Life, the university agreed to revise its policies to treat all student organizations fairly, regardless of viewpoint, and to pay $50,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees.
SPLC blocks Christian fundraising
A California-based fundraising software company that serves nonprofits will no longer provide service to the national Christian conservative activist organization Family Research Council, citing the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) listing of the organization as an anti-LGBT “hate” group. But after pushback to its decision, MobileCause informed the Christian Post on Thursday that it will review its policy of referring solely to the far-left SPLC to determine which nonprofits with which it won’t work.
March for Life theme announced
During what might well be one of the most divided moments in America’s history, organizers of the March For Life are calling the nation to stand united. “Together Strong: Life Unites” will be the theme of the 2021 march for life in Washington, D.C. March For Life leaders announced the mantra for the 48th annual peaceful protest Thursday night, in the nonprofit’s first-ever virtual theme reveal. Next year’s march, set for Jan. 29, will mark the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, and will take place nine days after the next president is inaugurated.