Posts Tagged:restrictions

Oklahoma Republican lawmakers eye abortion restrictions in new legislative session

The fight to end abortion continues for Oklahoma Republican lawmakers. Last year, Oklahoma passed five laws restricting abortions. Three of those laws were blocked by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. This legislative session, expect new bills intended to restrict abortions in the state. One potential bill would make abortion a felony, and doctors could face imprisonment…Read More

Supreme Court rules California must allow churches to reopen at 25% occupancy

The Supreme Court issued a ruling late last Friday night that California must immediately allow churches to reopen at 25% of occupancy — ending the state’s ban on indoor worship. The court’s splintered ruling leaves in place some of California’s restrictions, like a ban on singing during worship. Justice Neil Gorsuch noted that California favors…Read More

DC archdiocese sues over Christmas Mass restrictions

The Archdiocese of Washington is suing the District of Columbia over restrictions on public worship during the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. “From the start of the pandemic,” the lawsuit argues, “the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington has worked with the District of Columbia…Read More

Gov. Kevin Stitt announces new COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, youth sports

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday announced new restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In a news conference at the state Capitol, Stitt detailed new limits on public gatherings and indoor sporting events. Public gatherings, including weddings, funerals and holiday parties at event centers, will be limited to 50% capacity. Churches will be exempt from…Read More

Delaware agrees to treat church services neutrally in settlement over COVID restrictions

The governor of Delaware has settled a federal lawsuit over church-related COVID-19 restrictions, which he had imposed at the start of the pandemic in March. In exchange for dropping the lawsuit, Governor John Carney agreed this week that in any future emergency requiring state actions, he “must treat churches and religious worship in a neutral…Read More

New Poll Shows Majority Want More Abortion Restrictions

A new poll shows that while most Americans identify themselves as pro-choice, the vast majority of the same group support increased restrictions on abortion. The poll found that overwhelming majorities of people, even those who identify as “pro-choice” in theory, support major restrictions on abortion. The poll also found only minority support for late term…Read More