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The Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal group, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of multiple medical professionals and organizations, alleging that the Food and Drug Administration overstepped its authority by approving and repeatedly loosening restrictions on the abortion pill. ADF, which was involved in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade, filed the lawsuit last Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Amarillo Division on behalf of the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Pediatricians, the Christian Medical & Dental Associations and four individual doctors."The only way the FDA could have approved chemical abortion drugs was to use its accelerated drug approval authority, necessitating the FDA to call pregnancy an 'illness' and argue that these dangerous drugs provide a 'meaningful therapeutic benefit' over existing treatments," the lawsuit reads, adding, "But pregnancy is not an illness, nor do chemical abortion drugs provide a therapeutic benefit over surgical abortion. In asserting these transparently false conclusions, the FDA exceeded its regulatory authority to approve the drugs." Read more.
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In this CP Analysis, financial economist and Bowyer Research President Jerry Bowyer discusses the Fed creating a massive bubble in multiple markets."Monetary debasement is a lot like addiction: easy money is pleasurable at the beginning. It causes investment values to rise; it fills the people's bank accounts, and it allows greater consumption of goods and services. But over time, it creates many problems, including inflation," Bowyer explains. Read more.
U.S. News
Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has been defeated by her Republican opponent months after the state's Department of Education gained media attention for promoting an LGBT chatroom for teens. As of last Monday, unofficial results showed that Republican Tom Horne led Democrat incumbent Hoffman by less than 9,000 votes. Hoffman conceded to Horne on Thursday, tweeting that “we came up short.” The Hoffman-led Department of Education came under fire in May after the Twitter account Libs of Tik Tok reported the Arizona Department of Education's website contained a link to a chatroom for LGBT students as part of a list of "Resources for LGBTQ+ Students, Educators, and Families." The chatroom, Q Chat Space, enables users to join live chats and support groups facilitated by "experienced staff who work at LGBTQ+ centers around the United States,” though the website acknowledges that its "facilitators are NOT mental health professionals." It also features an option at the bottom of the screen for a “quick escape,” allowing teens to quickly sign off the website in case their parents walk into the room. Read more.
A group of 15 state attorneys general has vowed to take action against the United States Department of Veterans Affairs if its hospitals perform abortions in states where the procedure has become illegal following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, a Republican, led a coalition of 14 other state attorneys general in writing a letter to VA Secretary Denis McDonough Thursday. In the letter, Fitch describes the VA's rule as "unlawful," citing the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992’s explicit prohibition on abortions. Specifically, the law declares that the VA Secretary may provide veterans with “general reproductive health care, including the management of menopause, but not including under this section infertility services, abortions, or pregnancy care.” Fitch wrote that the states "are prepared to act decisively if the VA violates state law, or breaks its pledge that the rule operates only in ‘limited circumstances.’” Read more.
Global Insights
As part of its mission to establish a caliphate, the Islamic State Mozambique terror group has demanded that all Christians and Jews convert to Islam or pay a tax if they do not want to be slaughtered. The message came as part of a handwritten note addressed to the "Mozambican crusader army,"—Muslims, Christians and Jews in Mozambique—which appeared on social media earlier this month, Zitamar News reported. The message warned Christians and Jews to submit to Islam, pay a levy known as "jizya" or accept an "endless war," stating, "We will escalate the war against you until you submit to Islam. … Our desire is to kill you or be killed, for we are martyrs before God, so submit or run from us." Read more.
Prosecutors in the United Kingdom have dropped hate crime charges against Christian street preacher John Dunn, 55, two years after he was arrested for alleged "homophobia" for preaching on Swindon High Street, according to the U.K.-based Christian Legal Centre, which is representing Dunn. The case was thrown out after the two woman complainants reportedly "refused to engage with the case" after making the initial allegations, according to CLC. Dunn was preaching on Nov. 1, 2020, when two women walked past him holding hands. He told them, "I hope you are sisters," to which they replied they were in a same-sex marriage. Dunn then quoted 1 Corinthians 6, saying, "It says in the Bible that homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God." The women reported his "biblical speak" to police and claimed he shouted that they "will burn in Hell," which he categorically denies. The Crown Prosecution Service alleged he committed hate speech because he "offended" and "upset" a member of the public. CLC contends that the law states that to be charged with a hate speech crime, Dunn would have had to use "threatening or abusive words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour." Read more.
Faith & Society
John Stonestreet and Timothy Padget reflect on the life of C.S. Lewis and why his writings remain relevant nearly 60 years after his death. In discussing Lewis' faith, they write, "In a sense, Lewis embraced the faith of his fathers in spite of himself. As he wrote in God in the Dock, 'I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.'" Read more.
ADF NEWS Alliance Defending Freedom
It should surprise no one that the lives of unborn children and the well-being of their mothers are at stake on California ballots this November. This time, Proposition 1 seeks to enshrine a right to abortion up to the moment of birth in the California state constitution. And the language leaves the door wide open for taxpayers to foot the bill. All told, it seeks to push the state further than even the extreme decision in Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood’s website in support of the proposition claims it allows women the freedom to make their decision “based on scientific facts, not a political agenda.” But if any of those facts endanger the abortion giant’s staggering $1.7 billion in revenue, they are conveniently left out of the conversation. Read more.
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