The Supreme Court Should Look At International Abortion Law and Overrule Roe v. Wade

Sep 8, 2021 by

By Ligia de Jesus Castaldi, Public Discourse: After almost fifty years of abortion jurisprudence, the US Supreme Court has an opportunity to overrule the arbitrary viability standard, to expand states’ ability to regulate pre-viability abortions, and to narrow down Doe’s unconscionable definition of health. International and foreign law on abortion can provide legal support for such a ruling… …If the US Supreme Court does decide to look at international law, it will find that viability is not...

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The World Is Catechizing Us Whether We Realize It or Not

Sep 7, 2021 by

By Kevin deYoung, The Gospel Coalition: […] I know there are many issues confronting the church today. In some contexts, there may be a lack of love toward outsiders, or a fascination with conspiracy theories, or a temptation toward idolatrous forms of Christian nationalism. You may think that the drumbeat of the advancing sexual revolution is still far off in the distance, a problem in someone else’s village but not in yours.  But no one lives in an isolated village anymore, and the...

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Church in Wales and what it means for the rest of us

Sep 7, 2021 by

By Stephen Kneale, Building Jerusalem: […] Anglicans in other places should take note. The warnings from your nonconformist brethren have been happening over and again. The trajectory of the former red lines that have long been crossed to the current ones being crossed time and again in different places does not bode well for the Church of England either. What has been around for a while in the United Reformed Church, recently passed in Methodism and now exists in the US and Scottish...

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Hard pressed on every side

Sep 7, 2021 by

Eight kinds of pressure facing persecuted Christians today, from Barnabas Fund Magazine: The Church today is under intense pressure – pressure which has only increased since the Covid-19 crisis that swept across the globe in 2020. There are many forms of persecution against Christians in today’s world. These are not isolated from one another, but overlap and interact to intensify the hardship faced by our brothers and sisters. Top-down oppression from authorities and government policies is...

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Immortal billionaires? What could go wrong!

Sep 7, 2021 by

Silicon Valley is investing in life-extending technology — should we worry? By Peter Franklin, unherd: According to an eye-popping report in MIT Technology Review, investors in the new company include the tech billionaire Yuri Milner. The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, may also be involved — though that is less clear. This is not the first time something like this has happened: “Altos is certain to draw comparisons to Calico Labs, a longevity company announced in 2013 by Google co-founder,...

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The NHS: overwhelmed by identity politics

Sep 7, 2021 by

By William Clouston, spiked: […] For all its constant demands for more resources, the NHS is better-funded than ever. Its budget has soared to record levels recently. Yet it is increasingly struggling to meet the public’s needs. As my friend was lying in pain and waiting for his operation, a story emerged that revealed the health service’s skewed priorities. The NHS Senior Leadership Onboarding and Support website, designed for senior NHS staff, published a blog about race, which went viral...

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