In today’s News:
Satanists claim abortion is a ‘religious ritual’
After declaring abortion a “religious ritual” earlier this year, the Satanic Temple is suing an advertising company for refusing to place its pro-abortion billboards in Arkansas and Indiana. On Monday, the satanic group announced its lawsuit against Lamar billboard company, accusing it of religious discrimination and a breach of contract. The Satanic Temple said it wants to put up eight billboards that advertise its “abortion ritual” near pro-life pregnancy centers in Indiana and Arkansas. According to the satanic group, the company rejected its ad designs for being “misleading and offensive
Legislation introduced to restrict abortion funding
On Sept. 23, 2020, Oklahoma Senators James Lankford and Jim Inhofe proposed The Women’s Public Health And Safety Act, which would allow states to exclude abortion businesses from receiving Medicaid payments. The bill would reverse a current law that requires states to allow any qualified provider to take part in the state Medicaid program. According to Students for Life of America, Planned Parenthood could be heavily hit if the bill is signed into law. Over three years, the abortion corporation received more than $1 billion in Medicaid reimbursements. The current ratio of federally qualified healthcare providers to Planned Parenthood businesses in the united states is 28 to 1, according to Students for Life. Women do not need Planned Parenthood.
Undocumented teen aliens may get abortions
Federal officials announced on Tuesday a new policy that will make it possible for undocumented teenage immigrants in federal custody to procure abortions, after nearly three years of litigation with the ACLU regarding the matter. In a memorandum released on Tuesday, The Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said that staff and providers with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) would not “obstruct or interfere” with abortions or abortion counseling of “unaccompanied alien children.” But the policy also provides for opt-outs for religious providers and clarifies that federal funds cannot be used for legal petitions, if a judicial bypass of state law regarding parental consent is requested.
College coach forced out for Biblical statement
A former Illinois State University football coach said his sudden departure from the program last week came after some players were offended by a sign he posted on his office door that read: “all lives matter to our lord & savior Jesus Christ.” Kurt Beathard, the son of former National Football League quarterback and General Manager Bobby Beathard, was in his third season as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the Redbirds when it was announced last Wednesday that he was no longer part of the program. Beathard, who was in his second stint with the school after taking time off during his wife’s battle with cancer, told The Pantagraph daily newspaper that his sudden departure from the program came after he posted the sign on his office door.