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Calif. scraps abortion pill reversal class for nursesASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Nurses don't need to learn about a procedure used to counteract the effects of an abortion-inducing drug, according to the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Just over a month after approving an "abortion pill reversal" class offered by the pro-life nonprofit organization Heartbeat International, the board issued a demand letter claiming the class isn't "relevant to the practice of nursing" and calling for the group to "immediately cease and desist" offering the class. Read More
GOP urged to keep promise to defund PPFAWASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has joined other pro-life leaders in telling congressional Republicans it is "well past time to deliver" on their promise to defund Planned Parenthood.
The Sept. 5 letter -- sent to all the GOP members of Congress -- urges them to adopt legislation that would remove most of the federal funding received by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates, which perform more than one-third of the abortions in the United States. The country's leading abortion provider has received more than $550 million annually in government grants and reimbursements in recent years. Read More
Judge rejects churches on abortion coverageWASHINGTON (BP) -- Three evangelical Christian churches have suffered a setback in their challenge of a California requirement that they must cover abortions through their health insurance plans.
Federal judge Kimberly Mueller dismissed a suit by the southern California congregations in an Aug. 31 order, ruling that the churches had failed to state an adequate claim. She granted the congregations -- Foothill Church in Glendora, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Chino and The Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch -- 21 days to file an amended complaint. Read More
Abortion clinics' post-Harvey offer called 'heinous'HOUSTON (BP) -- A chain of Texas-based abortion clinics has announced it will provide "no-cost abortions" during the month of September "for those affected by Hurricane Harvey."
Whole Woman's Health -- which operates Texas clinics in Austin, Fort Worth, McAllen and San Antonio -- announced its free-abortion campaign in a Sept. 1 blog post stating, "The need for abortion care does not stop for natural disasters." Supported by abortion-assistance funds, including the Lilith Fund and the Stigma Relief Fund, Whole Woman's Health will offer free travel and lodging as part of its campaign. Read More
Iceland Down syndrome abortions called 'a tragedy'REYKJAVIK, Iceland (BP) -- Southern Baptists involved with special needs ministry are lamenting a report that virtually 100 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in Iceland are aborted. Individuals with special needs, the ministry leaders say, are made in God's image and bring unique giftedness to churches and society.
Iceland's abortion rate for Down syndrome babies is "a tragedy," said Tracy McElhattan, a Kansas children's ministry professional who holds a Ph.D. in special education. Read More
David Daleiden takes pro-life case to Supreme CourtWASHINGTON (BP) -- Lawyers for David Daleiden appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court last week over the ongoing litigation suppressing his undercover videos.
During the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation (NAF) annual conventions, the 28-year-old pro-life activist filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood workers allegedly discussing the illegal fetal tissue trade and late-term abortion procedures. In 2015, NAF filed suit, and Judge William Orrick issued a gag order to prevent the videos' release. Read More
DNA editing, ethics & biblical truthNASHVILLE (BP) -- Scientists have successfully edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time ever. But a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary bioethicist says the research in question was unethical for its destruction of embryos and raises moral questions about genetic engineering.
The research -- published Wednesday (Aug. 2) in the journal Nature -- used a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR-Cas9 to correct in dozens of embryos a genetic mutation that causes a potentially fatal heart condition. The embryos were purposefully created with the mutation and destroyed following the experiment. Read More
Infant's death cause for grief, work, ethicists say
Charlie Gard's travail and death call for grief and renewed attempts to protect children and the right of parents to help them, Southern Baptist ethicists say. Read More
Infant Charlie Gard dies after parents' futile pleasWASHINGTON (BP) -- Charlie Gard -- the infant at the center of a battle over parental authority that gained international attention -- has died, his parents announced today (July 28) in England.
"Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie," his mother, Connie Yates, said in a statement, according to the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) News. Read More
Hawaii pro-life centers sue over abortion noticeWAIPO, Hawaii (BP) -- Pro-life pregnancy resource centers in Hawaii have filed suit against a new law requiring them to point women toward abortion access.
The law, signed by Gov. David Ige on July 11, requires pregnancy resource centers to post signs telling women about the state's "family planning services." Read More