Arkansas lawmakers have overridden Governor Mike Beebe's veto of legislation banning most abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy — giving the state the most restrictive abortion law in the nation.
A Florida college shut down an informal dorm Bible study led by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the same group the school booted off campus in late February for running afoul of its non-discrimination policy.
A Mennonite pastor convicted of helping a woman flee the country with her daughter to keep the little girl from being handed over to the woman's former lesbian partner has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.
More federal regulations focused on school foods and drinks are expected to cost taxpayers millions of dollars. According to the American Action Forum, the regulations, which include caps on serving sizes and calories, will cost schools approximately $127 million and require more than 900,000 hours of paperwork.
A Florida teenager was suspended from his high school last week along with two others after forcibly disarming a fellow student who allegedly pointed a loaded gun and threatened to shoot another pupil on a school bus, according to news reports. One of the suspended students, who has not been publicly identified due to safety concerns, said he had “no doubt” that the gunman he helped disarm was planning to kill the intended target.
The event, which occurred in Fort Meyers, has already triggered nationwide and even international press coverage. It has also sparked debate about statutes purporting to create so-called “gun-free zones” at schools, which critics say make schools into a “magnet” for mass shooters. There are currently two bills in Congress to repeal the controversial 1990 “Gun Free School Zones Act.”