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Teen Vogue instructs minors how to get abortion without parental consent: ‘It can be tricky’

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Parents are blasting Teen Vogue for a recent “sexual health and identity” column that instructs a pregnant minor on how to end a pregnancy without telling her parents because “having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

“It can be tricky,” Nona Willis Aronowitz writes in a “How to Get an Abortion If You’re a Teen” article advising a 16-year-old reader with “anti-choice” parents how to skirt the legal system if parental consent laws are in that state to terminate a pregnancy.

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Elizabeth Johnston, the conservative “Activist Mommy” who made headlines for a campaign targeting the teen magazine that is no longer in print for an “anal sex how-to column,” is once again going after the company for being a “disgusting child sex guide.”

“Unborn children have no rights, but teenage children should have all rights to bodily autonomy, including consent to dangerous, irreversible procedures like abortion without their parents’ involvement?” Johnston wrote on her blog. “It is truly tragic that she believes some columnist for a children’s sex manual could provide her better counsel and support than her own parents.”

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Aronowitz, who has participated in the “Shout your abortion” campaign, shared about an experience she had with her boyfriend at 15 when a condom had ripped and her mom helped her get Plan B.

“But if teenage me had a hard time broaching the subject of a hypothetical pregnancy with my pro-choice parents, I can only imagine how overwhelming it might feel to announce an actual pregnancy, much less a desire to get an abortion — in any circumstance, really, but especially to parents who are against it, and especially during a time in American history when the bodily autonomy of people with uteruses is under serious threat,” she wrote, adding “it’s only logical that if teens are mature enough to become parents, they are mature enough to decide whether or not they want to give birth.”

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Teen Vogue says if you’re in a state that doesn’t require parental consent “you’re all set,” but in cases where it might, “there are ways to sidestep those rules depending on what state you’re in.”

She adds “supposedly anti-abortion Americans often get abortions. They often help their children procure abortions. You know those activists who stand outside clinics holding signs adorned with Bible verses and pictures of fetuses? Even they sometimes get abortions.”

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Online, users pointed out the article failed to mention the women who regret abortion from their teenage years and struggle with post-abortive trauma, including suicidal thoughts.

“Teen Vogue seems very intent on teaching girls to be used and abused by men,” one girl wrote.

A mom added: “This is terrible. It’s hard enough to be a parent in our current society. Now we have magazines encouraging teens to lie and break their parent’s trust?”

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In May, Aronowitz advised teens on when it’s “safe” to send nude photos, and previously, Johnston and Rev. Franklin Graham have called upon parents not to let this “kind of trash be pawned off on our children.”

Graham added: “Teen Vogue is now in the category of a porn magazine and should be regulated as such.”

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Illinois governor signs abortion protection bill pro-life groups call a ‘death penalty’

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Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law Wednesday establishing a woman’s “fundament right” to abortion, keeping a campaign promise to make the state the most progressive in the country when it comes to abortion rights.

“Today we proudly proclaim that in this state, we trust women,” Pritzker said at the Reproductive Health Act signing event at the Chicago Cultural Center. “And in Illinois, we guarantee as a fundamental right a woman’s right to choose.”

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Pro-life groups have pointed out Illinois’ law goes further than the one in New York, which prompted a series of states to pass anti-abortion bills, several “heartbeat” abortion bans, and ignited a battle across the nation should Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal in all 50 states, be overturned by the Supreme Court with two Trump appointees now on the bench.

The bill, effectively immediately, repeals a 1975 Illinois abortion law. It eliminates spousal consent, waiting periods, criminal penalties for abortion providers and restrictions on abortion facilities, such as licensing requirements and health and safety inspections. It also repealed the state’s Partial-birth Abortion Ban Act and establishes “that a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the law, of this State.”

The Thomas More Society, a pro-life law firm based in Chicago, declared the bill tantamount to “legalizing the death penalty, with no possibility of appeal, for viable unborn preemies.”

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Former Illinois state representative and Thomas More Society Vice President Peter Breen slammed the measure as “the most radical sweeping pro-abortion measure in America and makes Illinois an abortion destination for the country,” protecting abortion to a greater degree than Free Speech and other First Amendment rights.

Following the Senate and House passing the bill, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, which includes the state’s capital, decreed that lawmakers who supported the “extreme, abominable” abortion bill will be banned from partaking communion.

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Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and state Senate President John Cullerton, both Catholics who pushed for the bill, were among the lawmakers who were barred from receiving communion.

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Nebraska school that declared candy canes ‘too religious’ pulls yearbook with Christian symbol

Fifth graders at an Omaha, Neb. school voted to put inspirational words shaped like a cross on the front cover of their yearbook. The cross-shaped design featured words like love, imagine, dream, and faith.

But several weeks after Manchester Elementary School printed its yearbook, an issue was raised about the religious imagery – before the commemorative books had been placed in students’ hands.

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Kara Perchal, a spokeswoman for Elkhorn Public Schools, said leaders of the school’s parent-teacher organization, which oversees the yearbook, decided to scrub the kids’ choice from the cover.

The PTO reprinted the yearbooks without the cross shape and just a sky on the cover.

PTO President Andrea Abrahamson told the Omaha World-Herald that the board “voted unanimously to reprint the cover as it was not sensitive to our all-student agenda.”

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The Elkhorn School District made national headlines in December after its principal, dubbed “The Grinch,” was placed on leave for banning J-shaped candy canes representing “Jesus” and other Christmas-related items.

“I never imagined that Elkhorn PTO members would cave to political correctness – shame on each of them for having such a lack of consideration for the children who chose the cross for THEIR yearbook cover,” one angry citizen wrote on Facebook. “This is pathetic leadership and they should all resign their positions immediately.”

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Todd Starnes, the host of “The Todd Starnes Radio Show” and “Starnes Country” on Fox Nation, said there is something sinister going on in the school district.

“It was bad enough when they banned the Baby Jesus, but now they want to completely eradicate anything remotely related to the Christian faith,” Starnes said. “That is culture jihad at its worst, America.”

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It’s unclear who designed the cover or who approved its printing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Missouri’s last abortion clinic allowed to stay open, for now, is rife with ‘troubling’ violations, state says

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The last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri, which a judge ruled could be open for another week, was rife with violations — and officials said Planned Parenthood has failed to bring it up to standard.

A former high-level state official told Fox News the possible closure has nothing to do with the abortion debate polarizing the country. But it faces closure because it failed to follow basic health standards, the state wrote in a motion this week responding to a restraining order filed by Planned Parenthood to keep the clinic open.

The clinic was supposed to close at midnight Friday but a judge ruled it could stay open — for now. If it closed, Missouri would be the only state operating without a legal abortion clinic since 1974, the year after abortions became legal under the Roe vs. Wade ruling.

In the motion, the state called the conditions at the clinic, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region,  “troubling.”

‘These instances raised grave concerns regarding the quality of care, standard of care, and compliance with statutes and regulations designed to protect women’s health and safety,” the state wrote in the motion.

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Past inspections of the clinic found repeated violations of using expired medications, IV fluids, some supplies that were at least 6 years old, using single-dose injectable medications for more than one patient and ot properly storing medications, according to public records.

“Planned Parenthood has proven itself incapable of protecting its own patients and that’s why it’s being shut down,” said the former high-level state official who did not want to give his name for fear of repercussions. The official said Planned Parenthood and its lobbyists fought against mandatory annual unannounced clinic inspections and abortion paperwork he said was designed to protect the health and safety of its patients.

Dr. Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood, said the largest abortion chain in the nation is suing the state of Missouri for “illegally refusing to renew our license.”

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“This is not a drill. This is not a warning,” Wen said. “This is real and a public health crisis. This will endanger the health and lives of 1.1 million women of reproductive age in Missouri.”

Wen implied in her statement that Republican Gov. Mike Parson’s signing of a new anti-abortion law was the reason for the license failure. The governor said Planned Parenthood was notified of “ongoing concerns about potential deficient practices” in April after a statutorily required inspection that occurred in March.

Parson held a press conference Wednesday addressing Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis facility application for license renewal.

“Planned Parenthood has been actively and knowingly violating state law on numerous occasions,” the governor claimed.

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Dr. Randall Williams, an OBGYN and the state’s department of health director, said the issue is about safety and compliance with the law.

“The unprecedented refusal by Planned Parenthood to fully cooperate as they have in the past heightens our regulators’ concerns about what their investigation has revealed to date,” Williams said in a statement Wednesday.

“These concerns are not limited to, but include: 1) violations of Missouri law; 2) violations of applicable Missouri regulations; 3) standard care for patient safety as evidenced by, but not limited to, at least one incident in which patient safety was gravely compromised; 4) failed surgical abortions in which patients remained pregnant; 5) concerns about quality control and communication with a contracted pathology lab; and 6) failure to obtain informed consent.”

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Jeanne Mancini, the president of March for Life, said the clinic closure could happen “because Planned Parenthood places a greater priority on access to abortion than they do on women’s health and safety.”

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‘Operation Heal Our Patriots’ helps wounded military couples

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Combat-wounded veterans and their spouses head to Alaska this week as part of a week-long marriage retreat to heal homelife after war.

Upon arrival, the community at Port Alsworth greets them with waving flags, handshakes, hugs, and gratitude.

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“Operation Heal Our Patriots,” which serves veterans wounded after 9/11 along with their spouses, through biblically-based marriage counseling covered by Samaritan’s Purse, lasts 16 weeks and invites 160 couples to the retreat in Port Alsworth, located 150 miles from Anchorage.

Rev. Franklin Graham, the group’s CEO, asked his followers to pray for this season’s retreats. They have been going on since 2012 with the goal of “spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment.”

“These guys have spent their lives serving our nation and we just want to give back to them,” Captain Tom Webber, U.S. Navy, Ret. and director of Operation Heal Our Patriots, said in the video posted by Graham.

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The couples will take part in biblical counseling sessions while enjoying all Alaskan wildlife has to offer, with kayaking, bear watching, fishing, hiking, and more.

Since Samaritan’s Purse began the program seven years ago, more than 840 couples have participated in the program. They’ve seen over 340 individuals make commitments to Jesus Christ, 428 baptisms, and almost 400 couples publicly re-dedicate their marriages.

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The ministry doesn’t stop after they leave the Alaskan sanctuary, because Operation Heal Our Patriots connects each couple to a local system of support and provides resources, crisis care, and prayer support throughout the year.

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Jim Carrey slams Ted Cruz for ‘lecturing’ him after his pro-abortion tweet backfired

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Liberal Hollywood actor Jim Carrey went after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Twitter after his own pro-abortion tweet of Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey backfired.

“The Mask” star referred to the Texas conservative as “some greasy Joe McCarthy wanna-be…lecturing me in the press about morality and civility.”

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Carrey referred to the “loss of women’s rights,” mass gun violence, drug companies, and the “unnecessary war in Iran,” calling Cruz out for “hypocrisy.”

The feud started after Carrey tweeted an image of Ivey being aborted, in response to Alabama passing the most restrictive abortion law in the country, with the caption: “I think if you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama.”

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Pro-lifers praised Carrey’s depiction as helping the “pro-life movement,” showing the accuracy of abortion.

“This is not OK,” Cruz wrote in response to the tweet. “Today’s Left: vicious, angry & consumed by hate. Instead of insults & dehumanizing rage, we should return to civility.”

Cruz added he disagrees with Carrey’s politics but respects his humanity.

“I wish he could reciprocate,” Cruz said, with the hashtag “Love is stronger than hate.”

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But this is not the first time the two have gone back and forth.

Last year, hours before Cruz’s re-election defeating now-Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, Carrey tweeted his support for O’Rourke after urging Americans to “say yes to socialism.”

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Churches sue Texas city, accusing it of targeting them with ‘illegal’ tax

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Multiple churches are suing the local government of Magnolia, Texas, accusing the town of unlawfully targeting religious organizations with excessive water fees to make up for tax exemptions.

Jeremy Dys, general counsel for First Liberty Institute, which defends religious liberty, and Pastor Steve Burrel of Magnolia Bible Church, one of three churches filing the lawsuit, told “Fox & Friends” the village tripled water bills for churches and non-profits in the community to generate more revenue for the government.

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“They’re putting on these churches and these ministries within the Magnolia region a really onerous standard that is causing them to have to make really difficult decisions between how they are going to care for the community and then also meet the responsibilities with the city as well,” Dys said. “That’s something that no church across the country should ever have to deal with and unfortunately we are seeing too many of this kind of thing happen when we do our work across the country…”

The city of Magnolia changed the status of the churches from “commercial” to “institutional,” raising the cost of water to three to four times higher in some cases.

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Three churches — Magnolia Bible Church, Magnolia’s First Baptist Church, and Believers Fellowship — are suing the city, represented by First Liberty and attorneys with the law firm Baker Botts. A lawsuit was filed in the district court last week alleging the hike is a “thinly veiled property tax on a tax-exempt entity, and, as such, it is preempted by state law.”

First Liberty argues the new rate violates the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act because “it places a real and significant—i.e., substantial—burden on the churches’ and their members’ free exercise of religion.”

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Dys claims the city admitted to the “illegal activity” when city administrator Paul Mendes said: “Implementing an institutional rate would allow the city to collect funds from these entities in place of taxes or other fees.”  

“These churches simply wanted to be treated the same as any other organization or company in the city of Magnolia,” Dys added.

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“We have care ministries that care for people most vulnerable in our communities, providing resources like food and power assistance, utility assistance and those organizations that pay more for water cannot purchase food to help the most needy in our community,” Burrel added, telling the city not to “specifically target churches as nonprofits to generate revenue for the local government.”

The city of Magnolia told Fox News it has not received the lawsuit, adding “it would be premature for the city to make any comments at this time.”

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Amazon re-training employees after mistakenly blocking religious ads

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Amazon is retraining its staff after incorrectly blocking several Christian sellers from advertising online for crosses, Bibles, and religious symbols and statements.

After one person who has sold “Christian Fashion Gifts” on the platform for two years had an ad blocked, the seller asked Amazon why.

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In an email, the company said the content of the ads — which included images of Christian apparel with biblical quotes on them — violated its new policy, adding that other sellers with similar language about religion would soon get taken down as well.

“The other sellers who are currently advertising religious related products are doing incorrect practice, which may lead to their account suspension,” Amazon’s rep told the seller in an email last week.

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An Amazon spokesperson told CNBC the move was made in error. Amazon did not respond to inquiries from Fox News seeking comment.

“Our long-standing policies have not changed,” the company said, adding that its employees are now being re-trained.

But the “Christian Fashion Gifts” seller’s situation isn’t unique.

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A number of different sellers have written on Amazon’s seller forum detailing nearly-identical interactions with the company. One was told Amazon was “working to stop all advertising of religious items” in February and told that crosses, Bibles, and similar products could be restricted from advertising for promoting a “specific religion.” Another from April said rosaries were blocked because they are “religious in nature.”

Amazon states on its ad policy page that the company “prohibits content that advocates or demeans a religion. Ads may contain references to a specific religion or faith in a historical or fictional context if the primary purpose is to entertain.”

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As satanic groups rise, Vatican opens up exorcism summit to non-Catholics

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With a rise in reported demonic possessions and devil worship in the era of social media, the Roman Catholic Church opened its doors to non-Catholics for the first time during its annual exorcism training conference.

About 250 members of the Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Greek Orthodox, and Pentecostal churches are attending a week-long intensive course called “Exorcism and the Prayer of Liberation,” which wraps up on Saturday at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, a Catholic educational institute in the capital of Italy.

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“Catholics are by no means the only Christians who have developed methods to help possessed people or to rid a space of evil spirits,” Father Pedro Barrajón, an exorcist from Spain who is in charge of programming at the conference, said, according to the Daily Beast. “This is the first time we have included so many other religious representatives to share how they do this work. We think collaborating will help us create best practices.”

And while some have mocked or dismissed it, the experts at the conference have firsthand experience with it.

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Father Vincent Lampert, a Vatican-trained exorcist of the Indianapolis Archdiocese, told “Spirited Debate” with Lauren Green he’s seen people levitate, have their eyes roll back in the head, and even howl and growl, all of which he says are meant to distract the exorcist from leading the person to God and away from the demonic.

This year’s exorcism conference marks the 14th year and the Catholic Church says things have changed.

“We don’t open it to everyone, obviously,” Barrajón says. “That would open us up to being infiltrated by devil worshippers, not those trying to fight him. It is not something we think should be taken lightly.”

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It blames the secularization of society on the increasing popularity of competing religions, tarot readings, astrology, the internet, and atheism.

Just last month, the Salem, Mass.-based Satanic Temple received recognition as a “church” from the Internal Revenue Service.

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Taylor University student starts ‘I Like Mike’ campaign in support of Pence

After an unexpected public backlash when Vice President Pence was tapped as commencement speaker, a Taylor University student started an “I Like Mike” campaign to show the overwhelming majority at the small Christian college in rural Indiana support the state’s former governor.

David Muselman, 20, a freshman finance major from Berne, told Fox News he started the campaign because he couldn’t believe the backlash after the university announced Pence would be speaking at its May 18 commencement.

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Some upset students and alumni launched a petition to have Pence’s invitation rescinded, saying they felt “personally attacked” and were “physically shaking.” Critics said students would “feel unsafe at their own graduation.”

The backlash received national headlines.

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Taylor University students Sam Bartu, 20, David Muselman, 20, and Billy Potter, 19. Muselman, in the middle, started the “I Like Mike” campaign to show the majority of Taylor supports Vice President Mike Pence. (Courtesy of David Muselman)

“My whole motive behind selling these ‘I Like Mike’ T-shirts was to tell the world that a huge majority of campus was thrilled at Taylor’s decision,” Muselman said. “The silent majority is in full-fledged support, while a very, very small minority is not supportive.”

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Paul Lowell Haines, the president of Taylor, praised the vice president as a “good friend to the university over many years,” and “a Christian brother whose life and values have exemplified what we strive to instill in our graduates.”

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The university stands by its decision to feature Pence as its graduation speaker.

“Since making the announcement of Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming commencement speech, we have received feedback from people on either side of the issue,” said Taylor University spokesman James Garringer. “Taylor University is an intentional Christian community that strives to encourage positive, respectful and meaningful dialogue.”

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A handful of the students who bought “I Like Mike” t-shirts from freshman student, David Muselman, to show their support for Vice President Mike Pence ahead of his commencement speech later this month. (Courtesy of David Muselman)

Muselman said he quickly sold out of T-shirts, which the students wore to chapel on May 3 and many said they plan to wear them a few more times before Pence’s speech later this month.

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“After wearing my shirt, people from all over campus – students, faculty, maintenance employees, etc. – have all said they love it and are in support of Vice President Pence,” Muselman added. “Taylor likes Mike!”

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