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Anglican Futures: Anglican Alphabet Spaghetti

Anglican Futures Anglican Alphabetti Spaghetti A dummies guide to the plethora of organisations and acronyms linked to faithful Anglicans in the UK and Europe. I once spent some time around military personel.  Everything had its own TLA (Three Letter Acronym) right...

Canterbury Tales: Favourite Bible Stories Retold by Archbishop Justin Welby

Canterbury Tales Favourite Bible stories retold by Archbishop Justin Welby The Good Samaritan A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead, halfway...

Anglican Mission in England Elects Two Suffragan Bishops

Anglican Mission in England Elects Two Suffragan Bishops The Anglican Mission in England (AMiE) met in Synod on 18 June.  While there, they elected two suffragan bishops to aid Bishop Andy Lines in providing episcopal oversight for the overall work.  Bishop Lines also...

Pride Flags Causing Conflict at Christian School

Pride Flags Cause Conflict at Christian School Conflict has broken out in a Christian school in Oxfordshire over the display of “Pride” flags. The institution in question is Kingham Hill School.  The same Trust (Kingham Hill Trust) oversees Oak Hill College, an...

Prayer Book Society Raising Funds to Put BCPs in the Hands of Choristers

Prayer Book Society Raising Funds to Put BCPs in the Hands of Choristers The Prayer Book Society, which will soon celebrate its 50th Anniversary, is raising funds to put a special edition BCP into the hands of junior choristers around the nation.   The idea came to...

Book Review: Reimagining Britain by Justin Welby

Reimagining Britain Foundations for Hope Justin Welby Bloomsbury, 2018, new edn. 2021 (ISBN: 978-1-4729-8497-5, 322pp, £12.99) The Archbishop of Canterbury has made several notable political interventions recently, including over ‘partygate’ and the Rwanda deportation...

Birthday of Anglicanism in America

Birthday of Anglicanism in America By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins June 16, 1607 was the birthday of Anglicanism in America. On this day Captain John Smith and 104 others celebrated the Lord’s Supper when they arrived safely in Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown was the...

Barnabas Fund Report: Two ChiBok Girls Found

Barnabas Fund Reports Two Chibok Girls Found After 8 Years 24 June 2022 Two women, who were among hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from the Nigerian town of Chibok eight years ago, have been found. Hauwa Joseph was discovered among a group of other...

New Bishop-elect for the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory

Church of Ireland News New Bishop Elected for Cashel, Ferns & Ossory The Church of Ireland diocese of Cashel, Ferns, and Ossory now has a bishop-elect.  The Venerable Adrian Wilkinson, Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross was elected to succeed the Rt Revd Michael...

Editorial: Lessons to be Learned from the American Pro-Life Movement

Editorial Lessons to be Learned from American Pro-Life Movement Friday, 24 June 2022, the Feast of St John the Baptist, will be a date which will live in infamy amongst the supporters of abortion.  On that date, the US Supreme Court, overturned the precedent set by...

US State of Oklahoma Bans Most Abortions

US State of Oklahoma Bans Most Abortions

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed legislation on Tuesday, 12 April that bans most abortions in that state.  The legislation requires that doctors convicted of performing an abortion would receive up to 10 years of prison time and a $100,000 fine.

The law was authored by State Senator Nathan Dahm.  He said the new law is the “strongest pro-life legislation in the country right now, which effectively eliminates abortion in Oklahoma.”

Governor Stitt had promised in his campaign for office that he would sign any piece of pro-life legislation passed by the Legislature.  During the signing ceremony, Governor Stitt said, “We want to outlaw abortion in the State of Oklahoma.  I promised Oklahomans that I would sign every pro-life bill that hits my desk, and that’s what we’re doing here today.”

The new law, which takes effect in 90 days, also outlaws doctors in the state from prescribing medications to cause an abortion.  Statistics say that 64% of all abortions in the state in 2020 were from medications.   

Oklahoma is one of the most politically and morally conservative states in the US.  After the law takes effect, the only abortions to remain legal will be those to save the life of a mother. 

Opponents characterised the legislation as an attack on women’s rights.

The US Supreme Court is likely to reconsider the matter of the constitutionality of abortion within the next year.  Trends seem to indicate that the court will overturn Roe vs Wade, which legalised the taking the lives of unborn babies across the nation and send the matter back to the individual states and legislatures to decide.

 

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