BLOGThe Weekly Digest: 3-22-16

By James Arnold Posted on: | March 23, 2016
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Abortion-Pill Mandate at U.S. Supreme Court

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning a number of organizations that merely want to live out their faith and not be forced by the government to provide abortion-inducing drugs in their insurance policies.

One of those organizations is Southern Nazarene University. ADF recently published the following video, talking about the identity of the school and its fight at the Supreme Court:






Even if you read about this fight day-in and day-out, you may want an explanation that is succinct while managing to hit all of the major points. Look no further than ADF Legal Communications Director Kerri Kupec's interview with Tipping Point:





If you prefer more legal speak, Ed Whelan at National Review pulls an excerpt from the ADF reply brief.



Two more pieces to point you to, if you'd like to get into the deeper discussion of the issue at hand. First, Professor Douglas Laycock has this piece for The Washington Post, arguing for the government's side of the case. Second, and as a direct response to Professor Laycock's piece, Matthew J. Franck at National Review responds point by point. Don't read the former and skip the latter.




ADF International Urges UK to Label ISIS Killing as Genocide

Last week we watched the U.S. recognize ISIS's killing of Christians in the Middle East for what it is: genocide. After the State Department recognized the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS, ADF International continued to work for more action globally.
According to a new ComRes poll, 68 percent of the British public agrees that "the United Kingdom should use its international influence to ensure that the atrocities of ISIS against Christians and other religious minorities are classified as genocide to ensure the perpetrators are held accountable."

ADF International Director of European Advocacy Robert Clarke had this to say:
"The results of the poll show that the British public believes that the UK should be taking a leading role in recognizing this genocide for what it is in order to ultimately bring it to an end. The United Kingdom must take its obligations to ‘prevent and punish’ genocide under the 1948 Convention on Genocide seriously."

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James Arnold

News and Research Manager

James Arnold manages and edits the Alliance Alert, a daily repository of news in all forms—written, spoken, or in video format.

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