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Four states liberalize assisted-suicide laws in 2023

NASHVILLE (BP) – No additional states have legalized assisted suicide so far this year, but some have liberalized their laws regulating the deadly practice in the face of opposition by pro-life advocates.

Pro-life gains made in state-by-state abortion battle

NASHVILLE (BP) – The state-by-state battle to protect preborn children and their mothers has continued in the first full legislative year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision that prevented abortion bans for nearly half a century.

More states act to address transgender movement

NASHVILLE (BP) – More state legislatures have enacted laws this year to protect minors and women, as well as to ensure competitive fairness in sports, in response to the transgender rights movement.

High court protects free speech of Christian website designer

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a First Amendment victory Friday (June 30) to a Christian designer who objects to creating custom websites for same-sex weddings.

Supreme Court bolsters religious liberty for workers

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously clarified Thursday (June 29) an almost 50-year-old decision in a way that strengthens the right of employees to practice their religious beliefs without penalty.

Nevada governor breaks trend, vetoes assisted-suicide bill

CARSON CITY, Nev. (BP) – The assisted-suicide movement finally met a governor who refused to allow his state to condone the lethal practice.

Revised immigration bill has bipartisan support

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity expressed hope new bipartisan legislation will translate into a focused endeavor to reform at last the United States’ immigration system.

ERLC objects to Department of Education transgender proposal

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity has called for withdrawal of a Biden administration proposal it says would force schools to discriminate against female athletes to continue to receive federal funding.

ERLC urges Congress to address border crisis

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity has urged Congress to find a solution for the “ongoing humanitarian emergency” at the United States’ southern border.

Baptist groups supporting ‘God-given rights of parents’

CHICAGO (BP)—A Southern Baptist Convention entity and a Baptist state convention have joined other organizations in defending before a federal appeals court the rights of Wisconsin parents challenging a school system’s transgender policy.