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California judge overturns physician aid-in-dying law

"Judge Daniel Ottolia, of Riverside County Superior Court, ruled against California's End of Life Option Act on Tuesday, which allowed physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. The suit was brought by the Life Legal Defense Foundation, a Christian legal organization that opposes abortion and assisted suicide." Jurist

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California Bill Harms Civil Rights of LGBT Community, Legislates “Questionable” Science as Fraud

California Bill AB-2943 is a remarkable piece of legislation, in that it legislates “questionable” science as fraud. AB-2943 affirms LGBT identity as natural: “(a) Contemporary science recognizes that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is part of the natural spectrum of human identity and is not a disease, disorder, or illness.”

The bill adds that an APA task force concluded “based on a systematic review of peer-reviewed journal literature on sexual orientation change efforts … can pose critical health risks” and that change, conversion, or repair therapies “are based on developmental theories whose scientific validity is questionable.”

Since the bill was brought forward, there has been controversy about whether or not AB-2943 bans the Bible, as assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen affirmed it would.

In light of the significance of this bill and the controversy it is generating, there are at least five concerns we should be considering:

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At the Supreme Court, California Put Its Abortion Extremism on Display

"California’s law faced its Supreme Court test. While one must always exercise caution in predicting case outcomes, the argument very effectively highlighted California’s extremism, and Justices Samuel Alito and Anothony Kennedy were the principal inquisitors." National Review

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California Nursing Board Flip-Flops, Says No to Educating Nurses on Abortion Pill Reversal

"[T]he Board of Nursing reversed its decision from just a month prior, sending Heartbeat International a letter to demand that the pro-life pregnancy help network 'cease and desist' offering nurses continuing education units (CEUs) for Abortion Pill Reversal classes." CPost

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Will precedent or the Ninth Circuit prevail?

"The new law ... will go into effect January 1, unless a court overturns it. Two Christian legal organizations have already filed suit, and now the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates have joined them. ...the first requirement of the law is for the pro-life centers to post a sign referring women to someplace they can obtain free or low-cost abortions."

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