Montana Bd. of Pharmacy
dropped all complaints abainst a Christian pharmacist who declined to dispense contraceptives, including the ...morning after pill...because of his...religious beliefs.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit>ruled that Washington state pharmacists' rights of conscience will be protected while an appeal by state officials who oppose their rights moves forward.
The State of Arizona enacted "Jesse's Law"--inspired by the ordeal of Jesse Ramirez...; it protects patients who are physically unable to communicate their wishes regarding medical care. His life was saved by ADF legal intervention. He walked out of a rehab facility in (Oct. 07) and continues to recover at home.
So. Dakota's informed consent abortion lawrequires abortionists to inform women about the nature of abortion and the risks involved before the procedure is done. The US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit lifted an injunction against that law.
A federal court ruled that "choose Life">could be used as a slogan on specialty license plates in Missouri. The state tried to have a statute against the plates, but the court ruled it unconstitutional.
A state statute in Florida prohibited members of the Gideons, Int'l from distributing Bibles on public sidewalks. A federal court ruled the statute violated the 14th Amendment.
The Deer Valley Unified School Disrict in AZprohibited a Christian student club's flyers and PA announcements --because their announcement contained the word, "prayer." The school settled with the club and dropped their ban on the group's equal access to publicity.
US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuitreversed a lower court's ruling against an illinois student who wore a T-shirt that read "Be Happy, Not Gay" --while allowing gay students to advocate their choice openly. This student still has a case pending, but the court ruled that the school had to suspend its ban on the t-shirt for now.
School officials in Wisconsin removed their banon religious expression in class assignements and artwork. A student had received a "zero" for a scripture reference in his artwork prior to lifting the ban on depictions of "blood, violence, sexual connotations, or religious beliefs." Yet, students who portrayed demon-like creatures in art were not censored.
At Savannah State U., a Christian groupcalled "Commissioned II Love" was forbidden to exist because they shared the Gospel (called harrassment) and practiced "foot washing" of new members (called "hazing.") So ADF and another group sued and reached an agreement with the school, allowing the group to return.
CA STATE U. system officials restricted speechat their 23 schools but settled with ADF to restore constitutional freedom of speech to these schools.
After a 10-year battle, a federal judge dismissed an ACLU suitagainst a Ky. Baptist home (Sunrise Childrens's Services) that provided social services for at-risk children. The lawsuit claimed the home should not receive partial expense reimbursements from the gov't for its needy youth programs because the home had a religious affiliation.
Thank God, for the Alliance Defense Fund and the attorneys they support.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible