In today’s News:
Court rules hospital must continue life support
The Supreme Court of Texas rejected the plea of Cook Children’s Medical Center to withdraw a ventilator and medical treatment from Baby Tinslee Lewis against her mother’s will. In August, the hospital urged the Supreme Court of Texas to overrule an extensive 150-page ruling from the Second Court of Appeals that deemed the 10-Day Rule likely unconstitutional, thereby granting Baby Tinslee temporary legal protection. Baby Tinslee’s case now returns to the District Court, which will consider these questions: are the rights of Baby Tinslee being violated? Should a hospital have unilateral authority to withdraw life-sustaining medical treatment from a patient against the will of the patient/surrogate? Do patients have any due process rights in these situations? Is the 10-Day Rule of the Texas Advance Directives unconstitutional? The failed petition by Cook Children’s asked the court for permission to withdraw the toddler’s life-sustaining treatment while the 10-Day Rule is argued in court.
Facebook refuses pro-life ads
Facebook is censoring an advertisement from a pro-life group that exposes Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for supporting abortions up to birth. The censorship comes days after Facebook censored a pro-life news story from Lifenews.com exposing how Harris tried to put pro-life advocates in prison for uncovering how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted babies. The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List is calling foul after Facebook banned two of its ads exposing Biden and Harris’ support for late-term abortion in the key battleground states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, based on a factually incorrect third-party “fact check” from The Dispatch. The fact check has been refuted because it falsely claims Biden and Harris do not support abortions up to birth funded at taxpayer expense.
11-year-olds get free condoms in Vermont
A new Vermont law, supported by the abortion chain Planned Parenthood, mandates that every middle and high school provide free condoms to students as young as 11. Fox News reports Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed the law Oct. 5 despite major concerns from parents and pro-lifers about sexual abuse of young children. According to Vermont law, sex with a child under 16 is statutory rape. Prior to age 16, state law recognizes that children are too young and immature to understand and consent to sex. This conflicts with the new law, which requires public middle and high schools where children as young as 11 attend to place free condoms “in locations that are safe and readily accessible to students, including the school nurse’s office.”
Court rules for religious liberty in a university
A federal court issued an order Friday that Requires Florida State University (FSU) to resume paying student Jack Denton his salary after unconstitutionally removing him from his position as student senate president for sharing his personal religious beliefs in private text conversations with other students. On behalf of Denton, Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed suit against FSU administrators and student senate officials after they repeatedly and unconstitutionally retaliated against him for sharing his personal religious beliefs with other students.