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Sep
2017
September 7, 2017
IFI Staff
It’s always nice to see liberal judges standing up for the rule of law. Last weekend, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – largely seen as one of the most liberal courts in the entire United States – issued an order that granted another legal victory to pro-life filmmaker David Daleiden.  Earlier last year, Daleiden and IFI sister organization the Family Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW) were sued by abortion groups hoping to prevent them from accessing public records related to the...
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31
Aug
2017
August 31, 2017
IFI Staff
When the United States Supreme Court hears arguments on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case this fall, they’ll also be considering a brief prepared by IFI’s allies and attorneys. Jim Bopp, the attorney representing IFI, IFA, and AFA, released the following statement:   “The First Amendment was adopted in reaction to years of religious wars and speech oppression in Britain, Europe, and elsewhere. It was influenced by Enlightenment thinkers, horrified by such wars and oppression, who called for tolerance for the beliefs and...
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24
Aug
2017
August 24, 2017
IFI Staff
        by Curtis Hill, Indiana Attorney General Trying to prevent the spread of disease among heroin users, Madison County officials for two years experimented with a needle “exchange” program. After observing negative consequences, they now have wisely backed away.  Nationwide, handing out free syringes and needles to addicts has become a popular tactic intended to reduce some of the harmful effects of substance abuse. The idea is to dissuade addicts from sharing and reusing contaminated needles. When...
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10
Aug
2017
August 10, 2017
IFI Staff
In his new YouTube series, Philosophy Time, A-List actor James Franco sits down to talk about sensitive topics with academics and professionals in the field. While the topics range in sensitivity, some are outright controversial, such as the one released this week on the topic of early-term abortion.  In it, Princeton University Philosophy Professor Elizabeth Harman defends her "philosophical" position on early-term abortion -- or, at least, she tries to. After mentioning that it's not morally wrong to abort a baby early if...
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