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ERLC brief urges court to rehear ‘ministerial exception’ case

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s religious freedom entity and other faith organizations have urged a federal appeals court to reconsider its application of the “ministerial exception” rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving employment decisions by churches and other religious institutions.

Appeals court again upholds state pro-life law

WASHINGTON (BP) – A federal appeals court has again upheld a state pro-life law based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision this year that was a defeat at the time for an effort to protect women who undergo abortions.

New ERLC documentary tells Pearl Brown’s story

NASHVILLE (BP)—The decision to protect Pearl Joy Brown as an unborn child with a debilitating disorder, as well as the joy of her life and the grief in her death, is told by her parents in a new documentary film produced by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

Judge strikes down Tennessee abortion waiting-period law

DETROIT (BP)—Pro-life advocates and the state expressed their disappointment with a federal court decision Wednesday (Oct. 14) that invalidated a Tennessee law requiring a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion.

Capitol Hill Baptist Church gana el caso en la corte

WASHINGTON (BP)—Una corte federal falló la tarde del viernes (9 oct.) que el Distrito de Columbia probablemente había violado la libertad religiosa de Capitol Hill Baptist Church y por lo tanto no puede evitar que la congregación bautista del sur se reúna al aire libre, siguiendo las medidas de seguridad apropiadas.

La Suprema Corte postpone acción sobre una droga abortiva

WASHINGTON (BP) - La Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos permitirá, por el momento, que se siga distribuyendo un medicamento abortivo por correo durante la pandemia de COVID-19 a pesar de la protesta de la administración Trump.

Barrett pledges to interpret Constitution, laws as written

WASHINGTON (BP) – U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said Monday (Oct. 12) on the first day of her confirmation hearing she has done her best as a federal appeals court judge “to reach the result required by the law” regardless of her own preferences.

Capitol Hill Baptist gains religious liberty win in court

WASHINGTON (BP)—A federal court ruled late Friday (Oct. 9) the District of Columbia has likely violated the religious freedom of Capitol Hill Baptist Church and therefore cannot prevent the Southern Baptist congregation from meeting outdoors with proper safety measures in place.

High court postpones action on abortion drug

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court will permit, for the time being, an abortion drug to continue to be dispensed by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic despite the Trump administration’s protest.

Pence, Harris reassert abortion views in debate

SALT LAKE CITY (BP) – Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic candidate Kamala Harris reaffirmed their long-held views on abortion during their debate Wednesday night (Oct. 7).