Pro-life advocates succeed in putting major abortion bill on hold in Kenya

August 5, 2020 (Right to Life UK) — A Bill backed by major international abortion organisations, which would introduce abortion up to birth in Kenya, has been put on hold following pressure from pro-life advocates.

Kenyan-born Ann Kioko, who launched a petition against the proposed legislation, told the Shepherd last week that the Committee handling the bill had called her to say they were temporarily stopping debate on the Bill until “all the contentious issues were resolved through public participation.”

Ms Kioko said: “It is a half victory for pro-lifers… Now we need a united approach to present one common stand. What we are waiting for is the letter detailing the way forward.”

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US group to start design contest for universal pro-life flag

August 5, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A U.S. group made up of supporters of the pro-life cause is looking to create a “unifying symbol” for the pro-life movement in the form of a flag under which to rally all arms of the movement in “ending abortion.”

“Regardless of your religious and political beliefs, we are all unified around this one topic, ending abortion,” said the founder of the Pro-Life Flag project, Will McFadden, to LifeSiteNews.

According to the Pro-Life Flag Project, the pro-life movement lacks a single and “well known, unifying flag.”

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Pompeo’s plan for a hierarchy of human rights could serve to undermine them all – including religious freedom

In pushing for religion to be given more prominence in U.S. foreign policy concerns, could Secretary of State Mike Pompeo be acting in bad faith?

That’s what many human rights groups believe. In a letter dated July 30, a coalition of faith-based and secular civil liberty groups and leaders accused Pompeo of acting out of “personal political and religious beliefs.” It coincided with the last day of public consultation on a draft report by the Pompeo-appointed Commission on Unalienable Rights that prioritizes religious freedom over other human rights.

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Being present with your kids

I’ve realised something recently about the way I parent. As a stay-at-home mum, the kids are always with me, but my default is very much for them to follow me around as I do the things I need to do. I’m not very good at just stopping, and playing, and being.

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The Other Pandemic

The evils of domestic violence and child abuse have been exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis.
Like the coronavirus, domestic violence has no respect for national borders, economic status, or social respectability. In fact, it’s striking to read of how similar the stories are in Midtown Manhattan, where the victims tend to be upper-middle class society women, and in the Nawuyo Village of Uganda, where 24-year-old Rahema Kyomuhendo found herself when the wave of global lockdowns in response to COVID-19 first made its presence felt in her life.

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International commercial surrogacy goes pear-shaped

As the weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic march on, evidence of a catastrophic failure of international commercial surrogacy is accumulating. A pillar of industry practice is handing over the baby to the commissioning parents (or parent) as soon as possible after the birth.

Because of the coronavirus, borders have closed, shutting parents out and babies in. It is likely that travel and quarantine restrictions will not lift for months.

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The Washington Post Celebrates Saving Unborn Children

The Washington Post has a touching feature story in its lifestyle and parenting section, interviewing a husband and wife, along with the doctors who helped to save the lives of the couple’s unborn twins.

In March, the twins’ mother, 40-year-old Ebony, was 24 weeks pregnant and began to feel short of breath. It turned out that she had COVID-19, and the rest of the Post interview outlines how she ended up in the hospital for treatment, how doctors worked to keep her healthy, and how they ended up delivering her twins early in an emergency C-section, a decision that saved all three of their lives.

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How Safe Is Your School’s Reopening Plan? Here’s What To Look For

As schools across the country grapple with bringing kids back into the classroom, parents — and teachers — are worried about safety. We asked pediatricians, infectious disease specialists and education experts for help evaluating school district plans.

What we learned: There’s no such thing as zero risk, but certain practices can lower the risk of an outbreak at school and keep kids, teachers and families safer.

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