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Thursday, March 7th, 2019

 

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the American Medical Association and more than 20 states are among the parties that filed lawsuits

Planned Parenthood, allies challenge HHS pro-life rule

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by Tom Strode WASHINGTON, March 06, 2019 (BP) — Planned Parenthood and its allies are not going down without a fight to protect the tens of millions of dollars the country’s No. 1 abortion provider receives in family planning money from the federal government. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the American Medical Association and more than 20 states are among the parties that filed lawsuits March 4 and 5 to block the Trump administration’s new rule that eliminates family planning funds for organizations that perform or promote abortions.Read More


Dean resigns after college blocks Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A

by Diana Chandler LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., March 07, 2019 (BP) — A dean has resigned from Rider University because the school used Chick-fil-A’s Christian views of LGBT lifestyles to block the restaurant from locating on campus. The Lawrenceville, N.J., university’s decision is an affront to her Christianity and violates her conscience, Cynthia Newman said in resigning as dean of the College of Business Administration, a post she had held since June 2017. “I am not willing to compromise my faith and Christian values and I will not be viewed as beingRead More


Mardi Gras-style jazz concert of spiritual music

Jazz concert celebration for Fat Tuesday in Aurora

Fat Tuesday jazz band

(above photo) AURORA, Ill., March 7, 2019–Matt Erion of Aurora. from left, Glen West, Geneva; and Jeff Ford, Oswego, swing out on “Down by the Riverside” at Flowing Forth United Methodist Church’s Fat Tuesday jazz concert at Aurora Christian School. The third annual Mardi Gras-style jazz concert of spiritual music from Dixieland to swing to gospel and R&B by Erion’s Dodeca Band was free to the public. UMC Northern Illinois Conference Aurora District Superintendent Jeff Bross was a vocal soloist on “Amazing Grace.” More information on Flowing Forth UMC isRead More