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  • KBC, Sunrise win dismissal of adverse legal settlement

    June 4 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    KBC, Sunrise win dismissal of adverse legal settlement

    A federal judge has thrown out a legal settlement that would have allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to review whether a Southern Baptist foster home uses state funds to proselytize children. The settlement in a lawsuit the ACLU filed against Sunrise Children’s Services, the Kentucky Baptist Convention …

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  • GOP tax plan, ACLU lawsuit threaten U.S. adoptions

    November 6 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    GOP tax plan, ACLU lawsuit threaten U.S. adoptions

    Adoption in America is facing challenges from both the right and the left. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a tax reform proposal Nov. 2 that wipes out the adoption tax credit, a benefit available to some adoptive parents the last two decades.

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  • Illegal immigrant teen has court-approved abortion

    October 26 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Illegal immigrant teen has court-approved abortion

    A legal battle over whether the Trump administration is required to facilitate an illegal-immigrant teen’s abortion ended Oct. 25 when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced she had terminated her pregnancy. ACLU senior staff attorney Brigitte Amiri, who represents the 17-year-old, said “justice prevailed,” according to an ACLU news release.

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  • Abortion rights claimed by undocumented immigrant

    October 24 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion rights claimed by undocumented immigrant

    The Trump administration is locked in a legal battle over whether it is required to facilitate an abortion for a 17-year-old illegal immigrant being held in a federally funded Texas shelter. The administration claims it is not required to expend any resources to secure an abortion for the immigrant, including providing transportation to an abortion clinic.

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  • ACLU sues to allow abortion pills in pharmacies

    October 12 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    ACLU sues to allow abortion pills in pharmacies

    Women should be able to get abortion-inducing drugs at their local pharmacies in addition to abortion facilities, the American Civil Liberties Union argues in a new lawsuit. The group sued on behalf of a Hawaii abortionist and three medical entities against federal regulations of the drug RU-486.

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  • ACLU fights faith-based child placement agencies

    October 6 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    ACLU fights faith-based child placement agencies

    The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a Michigan law that allows faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to operate according to their biblical convictions. The lawsuit, filed against the state Sept. 20 in federal court, could jeopardize similar laws across the nation and force faith-based agencies to close.

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  • Judge postpones hearing in Kentucky abortion lawsuit

    February 14 2017 by Kentucky Today, BP & Western Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Judge postpones hearing in Kentucky abortion lawsuit

    A federal judge has postponed a hearing on whether to grant a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of a new law in Kentucky requiring expectant mothers considering abortions to first undergo ultrasounds. U.S. Magistrate Judge Colin Lindsay rescheduled the hearing for March 23 at the request of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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  • ACLU challenges Kentucky’s new ultrasound law

    January 11 2017 by Tom Latek, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    ACLU challenges Kentucky’s new ultrasound law

    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new Kentucky law requiring women seeking abortions to undergo an ultrasound first. The lawsuit, filed at U. S. District Court in Louisville, seeks to overturn the ultrasound law approved by the General Assembly.

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  • Under pressure, D.C. shelter ends church-service requirement

    October 17 2011 by Josef Kuhn, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    WASHINGTON – Prompted by civil liberties groups, a taxpayer-supported homeless shelter in the nation’s capital will no longer require its clients to attend religious services. “We’re pleased that the D.C. government will no longer be supporting such religious coercion,” said Arthur Spitzer, legal director of the Washington, D.C., branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  

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