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State attorneys general warn VA about abortion rule

WASHINGTON (BP)—An alliance of 15 attorneys general have warned Secretary Denis McDonough they will “act decisively” if the Department of Veterans Affairs uses a new rule to violate their states’ restrictions on abortion.

Congressional spending bills would strip funding for pro-life and conscience protections, ERLC says

WASHINGTON (BP)—The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has urged congressional leaders to include pro-life and conscience protections in all spending legislation now under consideration.

Leatherwood, ERLC leaders meet with Biden’s staff, congressional members

WASHINGTON (BP)—Brent Leatherwood’s first trip to Washington, D.C., as head of the Southern Baptists’ public policy entity, impressed upon him a recognition of the appreciation both government leaders and he has for the churches of the convention.

Senate takes step toward codifying same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Senate took the first and an apparently decisive step Wednesday (Nov. 16) toward codifying same-sex marriage into law with the aid of more than one-fifth of Republicans in the chamber.

Report: Russia has attacked at least 270 religious sites in Ukraine

NASHVILLE (BP) – Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has included increased violence against religious leaders and widespread attacks on religious sites, according to a recently issued report.

ERLC, Iowa Baptist convention urge court to protect parental rights

ST. LOUIS (BP) – A Southern Baptist Convention entity and a Baptist state convention have joined with other organizations in urging a federal appeals court to block a public school district transgender policy they contend prevents the rights of parents to care for their children.

Pro-life efforts on ballot initiatives fail in at least 4 states

NASHVILLE (BP) – Pro-life advocates appeared poised to suffer across-the-board losses on five state ballot initiatives voted on Tuesday (Nov. 8) in the first nationwide election since the reversal of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Control of Congress still undecided after elections

WASHINGTON (BP) – Control of the next Congress remained uncertain by early afternoon Wednesday (Nov. 9), a day after the 2022 mid-term elections.

Voters to decide control of Congress, state proposals

WASHINGTON (BP) – Americans will go to the polls Tuesday (Nov. 8) with control of Congress and possibly the federal protection of human life and religious freedom on the line.