Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Here are the latest headlines, brought to you by The Christian Post.
—Doctors remove feeding tube from French man in vegetative state
A French man who has been in a vegetative state for over 10 years after a car accident has gone without food or water since Sunday after doctors removed his feeding tube.
Vincent Lambert is a 42-year-old former nurse and his six-year legal battle has been compared to the American case of Terry Schiavo. Despite objections from his Catholic parents, France’s highest court ruled that doctors can turn off life support.
His parents said Monday that “death is now inevitable” and that “it was imposed on him.”
— Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking charges
Billionaire and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested and charged on Monday in Manhattan with sex trafficking.
The 66-year-old financial manager was alleged to have recruited young girls to exploit at his homes in Palm Beach, Florida, and New York City.
He pleaded not guilty Monday.
— Chick-fil-A’s Christian purpose statement reason for miraculous recovery from recession
Chick-fil-A’s former marketing officer, Steve Robinson, said the most important element of the restaurant chain’s recovery from the recession in the 1980s was the creation of the “corporate purpose.”
The corporate purpose, which was created at an off-site meeting of the Chick-fil-A executive committee in 1982, was the first time that the company’s biblical values were officially put down in one official statement.
Robinson details his experiences with the company in a new book, titled Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand.
—Judge bars Kansas clinic from performing telemedicine abortions
A judge in Kansas ruled that a Trust Women Foundation clinic cannot provide telemedicine abortions, where a doctor guides a patient via video conference to end her pregnancy by taking an abortion pill.
Pro-life leader Mary Kay Culp of Kansas for Life celebrated the decision, saying it is “truly justice.”
— An inside look at China’s “concentration camps” for Muslims
The Chinese government recently allowed journalists to tour high-security facilities housing Muslim religious minorities. These facilities have been labeled “concentration camps” by rights groups but China insists they are training schools to help guide potential terrorists away from extremism.
BBC reporter John Sudworth was one of a few journalists the communist government allowed to tour the facilities that have been used to imprison as many as over 3 million Uighurs.
The reporter saw seemingly forced merriment and was told the students were there by their own free will. But he was unconvinced as many were “proactively” guided there and did not know how long they would be kept there.
Former detainees called the camps prisons and said they were warned to stay mum or else face the consequences.
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