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The Missouri House on Friday passed a bill banning abortion at eight weeks gestation with an exception only for medical emergencies. HB 126, referred to as “Missouri Stands with the Unborn,” declares that Missouri is a “‘sanctuary of life” that protects “pregnant women and their unborn children.” The bill would make it a class B […]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected a challenge to a federal ban on foreign citizens contributing to state and local elections in the US. In 2012 two men, Jose Susumo Azano Mastura and Ravneet Singh, attempted to garner influence with the mayor of San Diego, California, […]

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The Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the country’s parliament, approved a bill Friday legalizing same sex-marriage in the country. In May 2017 the country’s highest court, the Judicial Yuan, mandated that the country legalize same-sex marriage within two years. However, a non-binding referendum held in late 2018 showed widespread resistance to marriage […]

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US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a sweeping immigration and border reform proposal that would utilize a “point-based selection process” that favors younger, educated, English-speaking workers, rather than focusing on familial ties. The White House plan claims that it will not change the number of green cards allocated each year. “But instead of admitting […]

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Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Wedesnday against the state of Ohio challenging the passage of the heartbeat abortion bill. The bill makes abortion illegal in the state of Ohio if there is a detectable heartbeat. A detectable heartbeat can occur as early as five or six weeks into […]

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