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Just when things looked most grim for innocent unborn babies in New Mexico, a bill to codify Roe v. Wade , and legalize abortion up until the moment of birth was shot down by the State Senate in a bipartisan vote. Just like we told you happened in New York, where the state’s governor signed a bill into law that made it legal to abort a baby at any stage, even up to the moment of birth, New Mexico’s proposed legislation, HB 51, would have decriminalized late-term abortion and infanticide. read more

We just helped secure a significant court victory that could become a roadmap toward defunding Planned Parenthood. Recently, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld an Ohio law that prohibited taxpayer dollars from flowing to abortion providers. As we explained earlier , the law precluded organizations that provide and advocate for abortion from participating in six state health education programs related to pregnancy support, maternal health, and STD/HIV prevention. Planned... read more

This is a good day for the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), our international affiliate the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) in Pakistan. We have successfully recovered a Christian family of five from captivity, forced labor, and physical torture. Imran Masih’s family is finally free after nearly five years of bonded labor and severe brutality. On March 11, 2019, the Lahore High Court granted our habeas corpus petition, appointing a court official and a police squad to recover the... read more

The abortion industry’s efforts to intimidate, harass, and shut down pro-life pregnancy centers are relentless. They file lawsuits. They fund politicians’ campaigns. They covertly send abortion supporters into pregnancy centers (who pose as potential clients) looking for anything that can be used against them. To them, anything and anyone who stands in their way must be stopped. Any alternative to unrestricted abortion must be silenced. And New York City – the abortion capital of the world – read more

In a major victory for life, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its final rule revising the Title X family planning program, delivering a major blow to abortionists like Planned Parenthood. The rule ensures that program recipients are in full compliance with the law, particularly the statutory prohibition on funding to programs where abortion services are performed or recommended as a form of family planning. Last year, we reported that the Trump Administration announced a... read more

The ACLJ recently intervened on behalf of yet another home owner who was denied permission by her Neighborhood Club to use the Club’s facilities to host a religious gathering. The Club – part of a large scale resort style community developed by a nationwide company – maintained a blatantly discriminatory regulation in its community membership agreement that specifically prohibited club facilities from being used for religious services and other religious activities while permitting similar... read more

This week, the ACLJ secured another victory for churches on the zoning front. On Monday night, I appeared before the City Council in Gaffney, South Carolina to urge the City to pass an amendment to the zoning ordinance to remove an illegal provision which discriminates against religious organizations in violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). The illegal provision provided in relevant part that “[r]eligious organizations shall not be permitted in... read more

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. This year saw the completion of something ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow has been fighting for, alongside our ACLJ members, literally for decades. May 14, 2018 marked the fulfillment of a decades-old promise to open our embassy in its rightful place, Jerusalem. 22 years ago the Jerusalem Embassy Act was passed, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, and... read more

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. The ACLJ filed an important amicus brief in a key Supreme Court case that helped secure a big win for the free speech and pocketbooks of American workers. In a major victory, the Supreme Court struck down requirements that force public sector employees to pay fees to a public-sector labor union, even if they refuse to join. Federal law prevents labor unions from forcing... read more

A parliamentarian bill amending the Religious Denominations Act of Bulgaria aims at “ preventing interference of foreign countries, institutions and persons into religions and religious affairs .” Its official target is the agents of radical Islam. However, in its first draft of October 2018, the bill would have violated the freedom of religion of Christians, especially of Catholics and Protestants, and would have given a power to the State over the internal life of religious communities. That... read more