Archive for: May, 2021

Julius Jones’ commutation hearing rescheduled to September to allow for enhanced process

Julius Jones’ commutation hearing has been rescheduled to September 13, after originally being scheduled for June. “It’s a little bit longer. It’s three months away instead of next month,” Jimmy Lawson, Julius Jones’ best friend, told KFOR on Thursday. “The positive side is that we will still get our chance to have a hearing.” Jones…Read More

Scientists Want to Abolish Rule Against Experiments on Unborn

A leading stem cell research organization has called for scientists to lift a long-held ethical rule against growing and experimenting on embryonic human beings beyond 14 days of gestation. The Illinois-based International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) made the suggestion in a new set of guidelines published this year for consideration by governments, research…Read More

Pro-life leader ‘confident’ Manchin will oppose abortion funding in upcoming budget battles

One pro-life leader is “confident” that Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.Va.) – a key swing vote in the U.S. Senate – will oppose efforts to fund abortions in the coming fiscal year. With President Joe Biden expected to release the details of his budget request for the 2022 fiscal year next week, one long-standing federal…Read More

As S.C. Catholics challenge state’s Blaine Amendment, scholars argue it was ‘born of bigotry’

Catholics and others challenging South Carolina’s Blaine Amendment are right to argue that the amendment was “born of bigotry and prejudice, based on race and religion,” two scholars say. The state’s Blaine Amendment – a constitutional ban on public funds for private religious schools – was enacted amid efforts by those schools to educate freed…Read More

OFFICIALS DECLARE ‘YEAR OF OKLAHOMA’S EDUCATION TURNAROUND’

Appearing before dozens of children who will benefit from policy changes approved this year, Gov. Kevin Stitt and legislators declared 2021 the “Year of Oklahoma’s Education Turnaround” during a press conference. “When the legislative session began, we crafted policies to give you the best chance to get the best education, because we knew that education…Read More