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Bombshell: Kagan “Doctored” Critical Statement on Partial Birth Abortion Ban

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Newly released records show that a statement supposedly written by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that was used as the basis for striking down Nebraska’s partial birth abortion ban in 2000, was not drafted by the medical community, but by then-Clinton advisor Elena Kagan.

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Concern Grows Over Seized Swedish Homeschooling Student

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Attorneys with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) filed an application with the European Court of Human Rights asking it to hear the case of a seven-year-old boy seized by Swedish authorities because his parents homeschool.

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Kagan’s “Whole Life” Reveals Radical Pro-Abortion Stance

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Legal experts, taking the advice of Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan to use her “whole life” rather than her non-existent judicial record to determine where she stands on issues, are finding that her radical pro-abortion position becomes abundantly clear under those standards.

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Woman Sues Church over Homosexual “Commitment Ceremony”

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An elderly parishioner of the Covenant Baptist Church in Washington DC was so upset when her church performed a homosexual “commitment ceremony” that she decided to sue the church for the return of a portion of her weekly donations.

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Church Teaching on New Age Healing Techniques

K writes: “Hoping you can point me in the direction of some good resources. I have some family members who are rather deeply involved with acupuncture, applied kinesiology and a chiropractor who practices both. My own personal discernment and the advice of my spiritual director is to avoid both, but my family is unwilling to listen to any possibility that these things might be bad. I know that you have spoken against these on your blog, and I have read Jesus Christ the Bearer of the Water of Life but was wondering if you could point me in the direction of some more specific Catholic resources about the link to these particular therapies and the New Age.”

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Elena Kagan Expected to be “Grilled” Today

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Compared to the first day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, which was mostly uneventful, conservative lawmakers are expected to subject her to much more high-powered questioning today on a variety of hot-button issues from abortion to homosexual rights.

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Christian Groups Say Supreme Court Decision Erodes Religious Rights

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A ruling by the Supreme Court allowing state schools to deny funding to religious groups that require their officers and voting members to agree with their religious beliefs is causing consternation among Christian and other conservative groups.

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