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By Bob Trent Posted on: | April 04, 2017

Politicians in North Carolina learned a hard lesson this week – appeasement doesn’t work.

Legislators in the Tar Heel State repealed HB2, which had enacted statewide commonsense protections for personal privacy in public facilities and allowed private businesses to decide for themselves how to address the issue.

ADF Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek joins the show to talk about a compromise lawmakers thought would please everyone, but no one seems to like. 


Just two days before President Obama left office, the Department of Health and Human Services released a regulation prohibiting defunding Planned Parenthood from the federal Title C family planning program by re-directing those funds to comprehensive, preventable services. Last week, for the second time in his role as President of the Senate, Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote, this time repealing President Obama's rule.

With all of the challenges President Trump has faced recently trying to get meaningful legislation through Congress, is this—the life issue—the path to success for the administration?

Adding to the list of reasons to defund Planned Parenthood, the Center for Medical Progress released another video in its undercover investigation of the abortion giant last week. In this video, the former Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Arizona describes how to deliver intact babies in late-term abortions to harvest high-quality body parts, a seeming violation of state and federal law, which requires that babies who are born alive during an abortion receive medical care in an effort to keep them alive. 


With just three weeks until the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, we ask this question: “Should a city stop the fire department from putting out a fire at a church?”

Erik Stanley is Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, and he fills us in on one of the most important Free Exercise cases in years. 

 

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Bob Trent

Media Relations Director

Prior to joining ADF as Media Relations Director, Bob was an anchor and reporter for ABC affiliate radio station KTAR in Phoenix, AZ.

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