US AG Barr attacks secularism in Notre Dame speech
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A new mandate that public university health centers offer the abortion pill, a law requiring eventual shut down of for-profit prisons, and creation of an expanded time frame for child sex abuse claims are among the
hundreds of bills signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
SB 24 requires University of California and Cal-State university health centers to offer medication abortion "on or after January 1, 2023." The law “undermines the ability of a state academic institution to promote the value of diversity and the empowerment of women,” said California Catholic Conference executive director Andy Rivas in a
Gov. Newsom also signed
legislation requiring the state
to cut ties to private, for-profit prisons and immigrant detention centers by 2028 and he signed a bill expanding the statute of limitations for damage claims by victims of child sexual abuse. For the first time previously exempted public schools will be subject to claims and some are talking bankruptcy.
New abuse claims expected
U.S. Attorney General William Barr generated
speech Oct. 11 at University of Notre Dame law school
, where he said the rise of secularism as a new religion underlies attacks on religious freedom. He singled out
mandatory inclusion of LGBT
ideology in some states' public school curricula. "The secular project has itself become a religion, pursued with religious fervor,” he said. “It is taking on all the trappings of religion, including inquisitions and excommunication. Those who defy the creed risk a figurative burning at the stake—social, educational and professional ostracism and exclusion waged through lawsuits and savage social media campaigns.”
Read the speech
on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 9:15AM