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Supreme Court: Texas Can't Keep Women from Abortion Clinics

Ruling to reverse restrictions interrupts years of pro-life advances on the state level.
Supreme Court: Texas Can't Keep Women from Abortion Clinics
National Right to Life

The Supreme Court sided with abortion providers in a landmark case today, striking down Texas’ stricter requirements for clinics and setting a potential precedent against similar regulations in other states.

Ruling on its first abortion case since 2007, the court voted ...

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Supreme Court Sends Little Sisters Case Back to Lower Courts

(UPDATE) Justices don’t have a final answer for religious organizations that oppose Obamacare’s contraception mandate.
Supreme Court Sends Little Sisters Case Back to Lower Courts
Becket Fund

Update (May 16): The Supreme Court announced today that it would not rule on a case involving Little Sisters of the Poor, the group of Catholic nuns leading the challenge against contraception requirements for religious nonprofits. Instead, justices unanimously decided to send ...

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Why International Adoptions by Americans Have Hit a 35-Year Low

Most of the decline comes from three countries.
Why International Adoptions by Americans Have Hit a 35-Year Low
John Manuel Sommerfeld / Flickr

In 2004, Americans adopted 22,884 children from foreign countries—an all-time high.

Twelve years later, that number has dropped to 5,648 children—the lowest level in 35 years, according to recently released statistics from the US State Department on fiscal year 2015 ...

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Died: Gary Smalley, Author Who Helped Christians Make Love Last Forever

Speaker was one of Focus on the Family's favorite experts on marriage and relationships.
Died: Gary Smalley, Author Who Helped Christians Make Love Last Forever
Courtesy of Focus on the Family

Gary Smalley, who wrote more than 60 books on relationships and worked closely with Focus on the Family, died on Sunday. He was 75.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce Dr Gary Smalley, at age 75, graduated to heaven last night,” stated his Facebook page. “The ...

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Supreme Court Weighs Why Abortion Clinics Are Closing at Record Rates

Tomorrow's Texas case is the pro-life movement's first return to the high court in a decade.
Supreme Court Weighs Why Abortion Clinics Are Closing at Record Rates
Delcia Lopez / AP/The Monitor

The first abortion case to reach the US Supreme Court in nearly a decade stands to impact the fate of most clinics in Texas—and possibly clinics in states with similar restrictions that have led to years of record closures.

Opening arguments begin Wednesday for Whole Woman’s ...

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Here's How 770 Pastors Describe Their Struggle with Porn

More than half have wrestled with it, but less than 1 percent recommend telling their congregation.
Here's How 770 Pastors Describe Their Struggle with Porn
Barna Group

Most pastors have struggled with porn.

That’s according to an online study of nearly 3,000 adults, teenagers, and pastors by the Barna Group. The study included 432 pastors and 338 youth pastors, and was commissioned by Josh McDowell Ministry and Cru for an April ...

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Episcopal Church Suspended from Anglican Communion over Same-Sex Marriage

(UPDATED) US province demoted to ‘observer status' for three years. Conservatives still want more sanctions and repentance.
Episcopal Church Suspended from Anglican Communion over Same-Sex Marriage
Primates 2016

Update (Jan. 15): The senior bishops of the Anglican Communion released a final statement today, noting their "unanimous decision ... to walk together, however painful this is, and despite our differences, as a deep expression of our unity in the body of Christ." ...

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More Women Sue Bill Gothard and IBLP, Alleging Sexual Abuse

Amended lawsuit increases severity of allegations. IBLP welcomes the court process.
More Women Sue Bill Gothard and IBLP, Alleging Sexual Abuse
Facebook

Five more women have added their complaints to a lawsuit accusing Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) founder Bill Gothard, now 81, of sexual abuse and harassment.

They join five women who filed suit in October against IBLP, saying the institute ignored and mismanaged ...

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The Top 20 Most-Read Gleanings of 2015

The 50 countries where it's most difficult to be a Christian, 'The Boy from Heaven' retracts his story, Elisabeth Elliot passes through gates of splendor, and more.
The Top 20 Most-Read Gleanings of 2015

What do ISIS, Tullian Tchividjian, YWAM, and Family Christian Stores have in common? All were subjects of the most-read Gleanings posts of 2015.

Here are the top 20 stories that kept readers clicking:

20) Kenji Goto, Christian Journalist, Beheaded By Islamic State

ISIS releases ...

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Colorado Springs Pastor Killed in Planned Parenthood Shooting

(UPDATED) Attack at abortion clinic leaves three dead and nine wounded.
Colorado Springs Pastor Killed in Planned Parenthood Shooting
David Zalubowski / Associated Press

Members of Hope Chapel in Colorado Springs gave thanks on Sunday for the life of Garrett Swasey, a church elder and police officer who was killed on Friday in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic [see original post below].

The congregation of about 100 people watched ...

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Goodbye 'Bathroom Bill': Houston Voters Reject New LGBT Protections

Inspired by subpoenaed sermons, conservative Christians overturn HERO.
Goodbye 'Bathroom Bill': Houston Voters Reject New LGBT Protections
Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle / AP

By a 3 to 2 margin, Houston voters rejected an anti-discrimination law yesterday that would extend protections for LGBT residents among other groups.

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO, was branded the “bathroom bill” by opponents who feared accommodation ...

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Why Pastors Can't Spot Churchgoing Couples Headed for Divorce

Focus on the Family and LifeWay Research survey compares the happily and unhappily married.
Why Pastors Can't Spot Churchgoing Couples Headed for Divorce
FJH Photography / Flickr

Before a divorce, churchgoers in troubled marriages look a lot like their happily married counterparts at church—participating, serving, and leading at similar rates.

After a divorce, the differences can be stark. Twenty percent have dropped out of church entirely. ...

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China Ends One-Child Policy, Adopts Two-Child Policy

(UPDATED) But Communist Party's shift does not address the root problem, say watchdog groups.
China Ends One-Child Policy, Adopts Two-Child Policy
Evan HB / Flickr

Update (Nov. 2): China experts continue to caution that the Communist Party's policy change may not boost births or expand reproductive rights.

"While this news is widely welcomed, both inside and outside of China, it’s important not to overstate the significance, ...

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Planned Parenthood Will Stop Taking Money for Fetus Parts

Organization behind videos that brought practice to light calls move an “admission of guilt.”
Planned Parenthood Will Stop Taking Money for Fetus Parts
Center for Medical Progress

In the wake of undercover videos by the pro-life advocacy group Center for Medical Progress (CMP), Planned Parenthood said today that it won’t accept money for any fetal tissue that it provides to research facilities.

To be clear: Patients may still donate fetal parts, ...

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Peace Church Out: Mennonite Schools Leave CCCU to Avoid Same-Sex Marriage Split

Consortium consulted more than 120 member presidents on what to do about Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College.
Peace Church Out: Mennonite Schools Leave CCCU to Avoid Same-Sex Marriage Split
Courtesy of CCCU

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) has again lost two member schools. This time, it's the ones which now permit faculty and staff in same-sex marriages.

Earlier this year, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and Goshen College added sexual orientation ...

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