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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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03
Aug
2017
August 3, 2017
IFI Staff
After the tragic passing of baby Charlie Gard last week, the world has renewed conversation surrounding the proper place of parental rights and government authority in society.   The parents of baby Charlie, who had been diagnosed with a terminal disease, were told in no uncertain terms by hospital officials that they would not be allowed to remove their son from the hospital’s care for outside treatment. The hospital even had help from the U.K. Supreme Court, which agreed that the hospital had the right to hold Baby...
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