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Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015.

Court date set for Finnish MP facing jail after tweeting Bible verse

Päivi Räsänen could be given a two-year prison sentence for the tweet. Read more

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'Big Tech' censorship of religion is real and deserves an effective response, critics say

The power of major internet companies like Facebook, Amazon, YouTube, and Twitter over public life is a particular threat to... Read more

UK bill would fine universities for failing to protect free speech

A proposed law in the UK aiming to bolster the protection of free speech could impose fines on universities if... Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015.

Finnish MP faces criminal charges after tweeting Bible verse

Päivi Räsänen said: “I cannot accept that voicing my religious beliefs could mean imprisonment.” Read more

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Canadian student journalist fired for Catholic views charges discrimination

A Catholic student who said his university’s newspaper wrongly fired him for his critical views of homosexuality and transgenderism has... Read more

Pro-life prayer outside an abortion clinic.

Call for abortion clinic buffer zones throughout Scotland

Pro-choice activists are calling on the Scottish government to ban prayer and public discussion of abortion in the vicinity of... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

City repeals law limiting pro-life outreach at Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic

A law that curtailed pro-life outreach at the last abortion clinic in Mississippi has been repealed by the city of... Read more

Trump administration to implement free speech rules for colleges

The US Education Department on Wednesday promulgated rules which formally implement a March executive order from President Donald Trump seeking... Read more

The University of Aberdeen.

Scottish pro-life student group investigated, but no action taken

After complaints that a pro-life event held by the Aberdeen Life Ethics Society violated a 'safe space policy', an investigation... Read more

Dr. David Mackereth, who lost his case at an employment tribunal. He refused to refer to transgender clients by their preferred pronouns.

In England, Christian doctor loses trans beliefs case

An employment tribunal in England stated Wednesday that a biblical view of sex and gender is “incompatible with human dignity”... Read more

Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, the organization whose Pinterest account was suspended June 2019.

Pinterest suspends pro-life group's account, citing 'health misinformation'

Pinterest, a social media site with 300 million active users, has banned pro-life activist group Live Action from its platform,... Read more

The University of Aberdeen.

Pro-life student group wins affiliation at Scottish university

A pro-life group at the University of Aberdeen has been granted affiliation by the school's student association, a month after... Read more

The flag of Scotland.

Scottish pro-life student group in suspense over its fate

With the University of Aberdeen's student association meeting one person short of a quorum last week, it will be at... Read more

The University of Aberdeen.

Pro-life student group sues Scottish university for alleged discrimination

A pro-life student group at the University of Aberdeen filed a lawsuit Friday against the university and its student association... Read more

An unborn baby at 20 weeks.

Scottish universities seek to limit student pro-life groups

Student associations at both the University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow have recently blocked pro-life student groups from... Read more

Christian doctor in England denied work because of his traditional gender beliefs

Dr. David Mackereth, a Reformed Baptist who has worked for 26 years at the National Health Service, has said he... Read more

The Danish flag above a municipal administration building.

Denmark repealed its blasphemy law. Will other nations follow?

The Danish parliament has repealed an anti-blasphemy law at a time when such laws are still used around the world.  Read more

Catholic doctors protest French law banning 'misleading' pro-life websites

An international group of Catholic physicians is protesting a law passed by France's parliament last week sanctioning pro-life websites that... Read more