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Supreme Court declines to hear appeal on Alabama law banning dismemberment abortions

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal over a 2016 Alabama law that banned an abortion procedure that’s done during the second trimester of a pregnancy.  In a miscellaneous order issued Friday, the high court allowed a lower court ruling against the law to remain in effect. The law would have made it illegal …

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judge refuses to hear same-sex adoption cases ‘as a matter of conscience

A family court judge in Kentucky is refusing to hear adoption cases involving gay parents “as a matter of conscience” because he believes such households would not serve the best interests of the child. Judge W. Mitchell Nance filed an order recusing himself from any future adoption cases involving “a practicing homosexual.” He cited a …

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