Life in the Balance

April 2017 has been significant for life issues promoting family restoration: 
#1 Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States, giving a likely pro-life vote in the next case that could challenge abortion rights.  Gorsuch has written that “the intentional taking of human life by private persons is ALWAYS wrong.” 
#2 Congress passed House Joint Resolution 43 to repeal the Health and Human Resources rule prohibiting states from defunding Planned Parenthood programs.  As Life Legal Defense Fund stated, this means states can now elect to give Title X grants to organizations that do not terminate unborn children.
#3 And the Trump administration blocked funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) which now means the U.S. no longer helps fund China’s forced abortion family planning policies.
Roe’s Effect on Family Law, published by the Washington & Lee L. Rev., reveals the profound nature of the High Court’s impact on families, even opening up the possibilities for moving From Eisenstadt to Plan B. Indeed, The Rise and Fall of Women’s Rights: Have Sexuality and Reproductive Freedom Forfeited Victory? demonstrates how women’s rights have turned a bright corner as a result of April 2017, making family restoration just a bit more possible this Easter week.

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