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Last month U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke at the University of Notre Dame Law School, sharing his thoughts about religious liberty in present-day America. Among the many striking statements in Barr’s speech were the following: religious liberty is “a right towards men,” but “a duty towards the Creator,” and a “duty … precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of civil society.” Also, “We have no government armed...

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Roughly 50 pro-life advocates braved cool fall temperatures outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Anchorage on Sept. 25 for the start of a 40-day campaign of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion in Alaska. The event was one of more than 500 happening around the world during the annual 40-Days for Life campaign, which occurs each spring and fall. Gathered with others along the heavily trafficked Lake Otis Blvd., one Anchorage woman...

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The following is a brief roundup of news and events that Alaskans can use to make a positive difference in family, business and cultural life.   PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR PRO-LIFE VIGIL AT SOLDOTNA ABORTION CLINIC The fall campaign of 40 Days for Life is underway in Soldotna where pro-life advocates are peacefully praying outside the Planned Parenthood clinic there. The vigil runs until Nov. 6 in Soldotna, slightly more than 40 days because the local...

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Proponents of doctor-prescribed suicide — or assisted suicide — have so far failed to bring the deadly practice to Alaska. But crucial battles lie ahead. And Alaska’s isolated disabled, elderly and poor — the biggest targets for an inexpensive “final solution” — are most at risk. Doctor-prescribed suicide is the practice in which doctors distribute lethal drugs to patients for the purpose of suicide. Patients receive a powerful barbiturate like secobarbital — a drug used...

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Legislation is in the works to protect Alaska’s adoption agencies and child welfare providers from discrimination for declining to provide services that conflict with the provider’s deeply held moral or religious beliefs. In a letter to supporters earlier this year, Alaska Family Action President Jim Minnery said his non-profit Christian public policy organization aims to advocate for such a law in the next session of the Alaska Legislature, which begins in January. The planned Alaska...

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