Trans activist threatens J.K. Rowling with pipe bomb (and other stories)

A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.

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NARAL Pro-Choice America is endorsing 12 key Democrats for re-election in the upcoming 2022 midterms. According to NARAL, over 90 abortion restrictions have already been enacted on the state level this year.

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The British government continues to force abortion services on Northern Ireland in defiance of devolution.

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In what constitutes an increasing trend, a British Columbian woman is preparing to die by euthanasia because she can’t afford the cost of care. “I shouldn’t have to beg for my life,” she said. But she does, because our government has ensured that 100% of people have access to assisted suicide but a tiny minority have access to palliative care.

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As mainstream Protestant denominations fall to the sexual revolution one after another, the Presbyterian Church in America has taken a stand. Carl Trueman has the details at First Things.

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Since the coup in Myanmar, Christians are facing increasing persecution.

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In the Netherlands, a public prosecutor is questioning the rules surrounding euthanasia for those who cannot consent (something I covered last year for First Things.)

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In Crisis Magazine, Anthony Esolen pens a powerful ode to America. An excerpt:

I weep for my nation not because its culture is evil, but because it stands on the verge of losing the very thing we call culture. I weep because our sins—those that would make our fathers shake their heads in sadness—cry out to heaven. Still there is much to love, and I thank God that he has placed me here. God has blessed this land abundantly. May we turn back to Him before it is too late.

Read the whole thing.

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The hardships of Hollywood actors are ever with us. Non-binary actors are now in a quandary because so many awards ceremonies have male and female categories. What can be done to correct this freshly-discovered injustice? We await the answer with bated breath (and the assurance that it will come.)

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J.K. Rowling is facing more threats for opposing transgender ideology. From Newsweek:

Responding to the post—which read, “I wish you a very nice pipebomb in the mailbox”—Rowling wrote: “To be fair, when you can’t get a woman sacked, arrested or dropped by her publisher, and cancelling her only made her book sales go up, there’s really only one place to go.”

Read the whole thing.

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The Daily Wire reports on a victory in California, of all places:

A California appellate court ruled Friday that a provision in a state law passed four years ago mandating that certain health care workers use transgender pronouns is a violation of free speech, protected by the First Amendment. CA’s Third District Court of Appeal upended SB 219, which in part forced nursing home workers to use preferred transgender pronouns and names for patients. Notably, violators of the law “could be charged with a misdemeanor and subject to punishment of a $1000 fine, or even up to one year in jail,” according to California Family Council.

LGBT site The Washington Blade reported:

The Court, in a unanimous 3-0 decision, struck down this key provision of the LGBTQ Long-Term Care Facility Residents’ Bill of Rights, created by SB 219 in 2017, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by Equality California. The Court upheld the provision in the law that requires nursing homes to place transgender patients in rooms that match their gender identity.

Read the whole thing.

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