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David Daleiden takes pro-life case to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (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.

Utah adopts informed consent law for medication abortions

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BP) -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation in late March that pro-life leaders hope will eventually help promote medically induced abortion reversals. The new law requires abortionists to inform women of "the options and consequences" of stopping a medication-induced abortion and will change state-printed information on abortion to tell women that mifepristone, the first of two drugs taken to end pregnancy, doesn't always work.

Ontario turns parenting into a group affair

ONTARIO, Canada (BP) -- Children in Ontario, Canada, may now have up to four legal parents, none of which must be birth parents, under a bill passed by the legislature Tuesday (Nov. 29). Under the All Families are Equal Act, same-sex couples or a group of up to four adults who agree to have a child, whether through a surrogate mother or artificial insemination, will be legally viewed as parents without any adoption process. They simply must sign a contract to co-parent before the child is conceived.

France plans ban on pro-life websites

FRANCE (BP) -- The French government has announced that it plans to ban pro-life websites found guilty of "deliberately deceiving" women with the appearance of neutrality. Under an amendment to a current "Equality and Citizenship" law, owners of pro-life sites could face a 30,000 euro fine (about $33,600) and two years in prison, the same penalties that currently apply to "the offense of obstruction to abortion," which has been illegal since 1993.

ACLU renews attack on Catholic hospitals over abortion

ASHEVILLE, N.C.(BP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a renewed attack against religious hospitals, claiming they should not be allowed to base the care they provide on the dictates of their sincerely held beliefs. In a report released in May, titled "Health Care Denied," the ACLU targets Catholic hospitals, saying they jeopardize women's lives because they "prohibit a range of reproductive health services," ...

Student expelled for views on homosexuality

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BP) -- Former Missouri State University student Andrew Cash is suing the college for expelling him from the school's counseling program based on his opposition to same-sex relationships. Cash, who began his master's in counseling in 2007, was expelled from the program in 2014 for expressing his views on counseling homosexual couples on relationship issues.