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  • ACLU fights faith-based child placement agencies

    by Bonnie Pritchett/WORLD News Service, posted Thursday, October 05, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    LANSING, Michigan (BP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging a Michigan law that allows faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to operate according to their biblical convictions. The lawsuit, filed against the state Sept. 20 in federal court, could jeopardize similar laws across the nation and force faith-based agencies to close.

    The lawsuit names Bethany Christian Services and Catholic Charities, which are not defendants, as foster care and adoption agencies that turned away two married lesbian couples trying to adopt children. Read More

  • Court hears ACLU challenge to Ky. ultrasound law

    by Tom Latek/Kentucky Today, posted Friday, March 24, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A federal judge didn't immediately rule after hearing arguments seeking a temporary restraining order against Kentucky's new law requiring women seeking abortions to have a chance to see ultrasound images and hear a description of the images.

    U.S. District Judge David Hale is considering whether to grant the request from the American Civil Liberties Union to block the law pending the outcome of the ACLU's overall challenge to its constitutionality. Read More