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Context for this Week
Stories that shine a light on today’s news
The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that would effectively ban abortion in the state. There is an exception if the woman’s life is at risk, but the bill does not allow an abortion in cases of rape or incest. Last year we did a story on a group called Jane, who performed illegal abortions before Row v. Wade.
Famed televangelist Pat Robertson has come out against the young Earth teaching, calling it “nonsense” and “embarrassing.” He believes Christians shouldn’t “limit” God to 6,000 years. Opponents have called on him to repent. We tackled the rise of teaching “Creationism” in, of all places, science classes throughout the U.S.
When Eric Holder became Atty. General, he reviewed the effects of zero tolerance policies he helped implement in schools during the 90s. He found that students — particularly students of color — were being excessively punished, and in some cases arrested, for minor infractions.