McCullen v. Coakley

September 26, 2013 ...

This would restrict individuals from peaceful speech, including distributing pamphlets, holding signs or praying near such a facility. Violators would be subject to fines or jail. The CLS brief argues that speech on sidewalks and streets cannot be banned due to freedom of assembly and freedom of speech. Beginning with William Penn’s arrest for giving …

Sanctity of Life

December 21, 2012 ...

And among the vulnerable, the most easily dismissed human being is the embryo. How we describe, respect, or exploit the embryo is a telling marker of the health of our society. The embryo (or “pre-embryo,” as some have re-defined him or her) is at risk in three particular circumstances that should be the focus of …

Little Consensus on How to Reduce Abortions

December 17, 2012 ...

Encouraging unmarried women to give the child up for adoption led the way with an average ranking of 3.06 on a ranking of 1 (most effective) to 7 (least effective). This reflects respondents’ perception of/belief about what would be most effective. Making adoption more affordable came in second place with an average ranking of 3.65. …

Facing an Unexpected Pregnancy

December 12, 2012 ...

When asked specifically whether they would consider abortion if faced with an unexpected pregnancy, the study,* which was commissioned by the National Association of Evangelicals, found that only 2 percent of evangelical Millennials would definitely consider abortion; the same proportion would probably consider it; 5 percent might consider abortion; 7 percent said probably not; and …

Stormans v. Selecky

December 3, 2012 ...

After the Washington State Board of Pharmacy passed a regulation requiring certain pharmacies to stock and dispense Plan B but exempting others, Ralph’s Thriftway, a family-owned pharmacy, and two pharmacists filed suit in Stormans v. Selecky arguing that forcing pharmacists to dispense Plan B violated their religious conscience. In February 2012, a federal district judge …

Sex and Unexpected Pregnancies

May 1, 2012 ...

Conducted by Grey Matter Research About the Report Demographics Frequently Asked Questions Data Sheet 1: Sexual Activity Data Sheet 2: Attitudes About Sex Outside of Marriage Data Sheet 3: Religious Engagement and Sexual Activity Data Sheet 4: Unexpected Pregnancies Data Sheet 5: Reducing Abortions

It Takes a Village to Raise Adoption

March 20, 2012 ...

Three years later, the number of Colorado children in foster care awaiting a permanent home has been nearly cut in half. The Wait No More initiative uses one-day events and targeted marketing campaigns to raise awareness of the need for adoptive parents. It engages church leaders and ministry partners with state child welfare agencies. The …

Too Many Abortions Among Evangelicals

March 20, 2012 ...

Although we don’t know much about him, Hippocrates is called the Father of Western Medicine and is world-famous for the Hippocratic Oath. Quoting the Oath was once an annual ritual at medical school graduation ceremonies. Today it is seldom quoted. The line pledging not to perform abortions was once a central tenant of ethical medicine …