In today’s News:
City council rejects abortion facilities request
An Illinois city council rejected a request last week to approve the construction of a fence around an abortion facility to prevent pro-lifers from reaching out to women with information, support and prayer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Granite City Council of Aldermen narrowly rejected the request in a 5-5 vote with Mayor Ed Hagnauer casting the tie-breaking sixth vote against it. The request came from the Hope Clinic, an abortion facility near the border of Missouri. Around since 1974, it advertises abortions up to 24 weeks, unborn babies are viable outside the womb around 22 weeks now. The abortion facility also tells women how to get Illinois taxpayers to pay for their abortions through Medicaid.
Undercover journalist files an appeal
Liberty Counsel has filed an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of the verdict in the multi-million dollar civil lawsuit against Sandra Merritt for her undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of human baby body parts. From the beginning, the court severely restricted the evidence, and at the end gave instructions to the jury telling them how they should rule on critical issues. The jury decided in favor of the abortion giant on each count and awarded more than $2 million in damages. The case was heard by San Francisco’s U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick III, who is the founder of the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center that houses the Planned Parenthood of Northern California facility in its complex. In 2017, the defense requested that Orrick recuse himself from the case and he refused. Liberty Counsel’s chief litigation counsel Horatio Mihet said, “With the filing of this appeal, Sandra Merritt is one step closer to obtaining the justice that she was denied in the trial court. We are looking forward to the appeal and remain confident that planned parenthood’s legal maneuvering and cover up for its misdeeds will ultimately fail.”
Colorado to vote on late-term abortions
Ballot Proposition 115, if supported by a majority of Colorado voters, would prohibit abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy when unborn babies are viable outside the womb. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is in danger. Currently, Colorado is one of a few states that allows unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to birth, and late-term abortionists there openly advertise abortions in the third trimester.
Christian housing community opens
New housing community in Victoria, Minn., is the first of its kind in the U.S. and is now accepting residence applications. Bethesda Cornerstone Village Victoria is a Christian community offering “joyous living” with state-of-the-art apartment homes and villas to adults 55+ and independent adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The community opened its doors Sept.1. Bethesda cornerstone village is a trusted partner with the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, which provided the financing of this inclusive housing community.