In today’s News:
LCMS helps Cambodian church
This summer, the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS) partnered with the Cambodia Lutheran Church (CLC) and several other Lutheran organizations to assist local Cambodians suffering economic hardship as a result of covid-19. CLC pastors and church leaders delivered a month’s supply of basic food staples to more than 350 families during May, June and July. In the Asia region, Cambodia has been particularly hard hit by the economic downturn caused by the shutdown. Tourism, which provides countless jobs in the country, has plummeted. Many factories also are shuttered for now. The CLC recognized these challenges and organized to fill material needs while also connecting people to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Rice, instant noodles, fish sauce, cooking oil, canned fish, soy sauce and soap were collected and sorted.
Netflix indicted for ‘Cuties’
A grand jury in Texas has indicted Netflix on a criminal charge of promoting “lewd” depictions of children for offering the film “Cuties” on its streaming service. Netflix has garnered controversy in recent months for its decision to carry the French film “Cuties,” which features 11-year-old girls dancing provocatively and simulating sex acts and has been compared to child porn. Texas State Rep. Matt Schaefer posted a photo on Twitter Tuesday of the first page of the indictment, made last month by a grand jury in Tyler County.
Abortion center injures two women
Two women seeking abortions at The Austin Women’s Health Center last month were transported by ambulance to South Austin Hospital in Austin, Texas, after both suffered uncontrolled hemorrhaging. According to 911 records obtained by Operation Rescue, the first incident took place on Sept. 2, 2020, when an abortion facility employee named “Julie” called 911 after a 28-year old woman suffered excessive vaginal bleeding after an abortion. The second medical emergency last month at the Austin Women’s Health Center occurred three weeks later, on Sept. 25, 2020, when a 25-year old woman hemorrhaged during a dilation and evacuation dismemberment abortion. Texas law limits abortions to 20 weeks or under, but the Austin Women’s Health Center offers abortions for “maternal and fetal indications,” which often allow a facility to bypass the 20-week limit for the “health of the mother.”
Doctor considered ‘dangerous’ performs abortions
In August, Arkansas abortionist 74-year-old Tom Tvedten had his medical license temporarily suspended after the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) decided that his certification of an underage girl for a medical marijuana card presented such “gross negligence and ignorant malpractice” that he was determined to be a danger to the public. Now, pro-life watchdog group Operation Rescue reports that Tvedten will be allowed to continue committing abortions but has been deemed too dangerous to continue certifying medical marijuana cards.