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New Zealand votes to expand abortion to birth

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In a law passed on Wednesday, the New Zealand parliament narrowly voted to allow abortion up to birth. 10 Daily reports MPs voted 68-51 in favor of the legislation and sent it to ...

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Pelosi tries to sneak abortion funding into coronavirus legislation

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While the Trump administration works to control the spread of the coronavirus and ease Americans’ fears, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is working to put abortion funding into the coronavirus legislation. Pelosi has ...

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Missouri bill would require schools to notify parents about sexual material in classroom

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A bill being considered in the Missouri Legislature would require public school districts to inform parents if sexually oriented material is being taught. The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee is ...

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Missouri bill to give private and public schools same minimum wage exemption

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The Missouri House this week passed a bill that would exempt religious and private schools from the state’s minimum-wage law. In 2018, Missouri voters approved incrementally raising the state’s minimum wage to ...

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Missouri House committee may vote this week on transgender athlete bill

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Student athletes would have to participate in sports based on their biological sex under a proposed transgender bill in the Missouri House. The General Laws Committee could vote on the bill this ...

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Bill in Missouri Legislature would redefine marriage as a civil union

civil union

A Missouri state representative is drawing fire from both sides of the political spectrum over his bill that would change the legal definition of marriage to that of a civil union. Supporters ...

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New York sued over policy requiring pro-abortion hires at pro-life clinics

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A pro-life crisis pregnancy center in New York has filed religious discrimination lawsuits in federal court. Their goal is to block two laws that force nonprofit groups and religious organizations in New ...

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Bill aims to ban sex offenders from Missouri Conservation areas

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Should registered sex offenders be banned from conservation areas? That’s the aim of a bill put forth by one Missouri legislator. State Rep. Hannah Kelly, R-Mountain Grove, chairs the House Subcommittee on ...

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States vary on respect for dignity of unborn children, Family Research Council finds

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Despite high-profile setbacks in New York, Virginia and elsewhere, many states are recognizing the dignity of the unborn, according to a new study by the Family Research Council. “Fortunately, many states have ...

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Opponents of bill restricting library ‘drag queen story hours’ to march on Missouri Capitol

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Drag queens and others in the LGBT community plan to protest a Missouri bill that would restrict so-called drag queen story hours in Missouri libraries. Their rally is scheduled for early March. ...

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Missouri Legislature will debate regulating transgender athletes

transgender athletes

Many people believe that transgender athletes have an unfair advantage when competing in girls’ sports. Missouri is one of five states where lawmakers are considering legislation that would regulate a biological male’s ...

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Petition aims to force vote on protecting babies who survive abortion

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After Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats voted against it 80 times, a bill to protect babies that have survived an abortion is again being put forth by pro-life legislators. A petition has ...

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Missouri bill to reduce exposure to sexual materials draws fire from libraries

A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill to help keep sexual materials out of the hands of children, but library organizations are lining up against it. State Rep. Ben Baker, a Republican ...

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Trump signs act aimed at ending annoying robocalls

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Are the days of annoying robocalls numbered? They may be after President Donald Trump signed an act on Dec. 30 aimed at deterring the spam calls and setting penalties for those that ...

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Millions of Hong Kong protesters thank Trump for signing resolution of support

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Fulfilling the promises of a 1997 treaty agreed to by Hong Kong, the U.S. and Great Britain, President Trump signed legislation backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The treaty promised that the ...

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Proposed Kansas City conversion therapy ban goes to full council for vote on November 14

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The Kansas City Council on November 14 will vote on a proposed ban on so-called gay conversion therapy after a committee passed it unanimously. “The hearing on Ordinance 190902 was heard in ...

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Missouri legislature continues to debate sports wagering

missouri wagering

Companies that stand to gain the most from legal sports wagering in Missouri testified before the state legislature in Jefferson City last week. Sports betting only at land-based facilities such as casinos ...

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Missouri representative hopes to make it easier to become foster parents by speeding up training

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Nearly 14,000 children currently are in the Missouri foster care system. Finding and training foster parents willing to give them loving homes seems to be a never-ending challenge. State Rep. Hannah Kelly, ...

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Hawley sponsors bi-partisan bill giving the public control over their Facebook, other social media data

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In a bi-partisan move, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has been joined by Democrat Senators Mark Warner and Richard Blumenthal in developing legislation designed to protect user privacy, their data and increase competition ...

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Planned Parenthood opens Illinois abortion clinic to attract women from St. Louis

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Missouri has a pro-life governor and legislature, while Illinois has one of the most liberal climates for abortion in the nation. As abortion options dwindle in the Show-Me state, Planned Parenthood has ...

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California Senate sexuality bill targets pastors

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Pastors who affirm traditional biblical views on sexuality are under attack in California. The state Senate recently passed a resolution telling Christian clergy to accept and support LGBTQ ideology, even if doing ...

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Citizens in Northern Ireland spontaneously gather to protest liberalizing abortion law

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Tens of thousands of Irish citizens have spontaneously protested at the center of Irish government over a recently proposed change to the nation’s abortion laws. The “silent protest” was in response to British ...

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Australia considers legislation to protect religious speech

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Australia, one of the more secular countries in the Western world, is considering legislation designed to protect people who express their faith outside of the workplace. Including the religious speech of famous ...

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Details about ‘red flag’ laws slow rush for more legislation

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As Americans learn more about the much talked about federal “red flag” gun confiscation bill, support for it among Republicans, gun-owning Democrats and President Donald Trump is dropping. Trump initially offered his ...

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News Briefs: Robocalls, Afghan wedding massacre, Hong Kong and trade, China and drugs

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Here’s today’s news briefs: US authorities struggle in dealing with robocalls The billions of illegal robocalls inundating Americans are being facilitated largely by small telecom carriers that transmit calls over the internet, but authorities ...

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