A three-judge panel has ordered that a public referendum be held on a new Missouri abortion law that bans abortions after eight weeks. The referendum application was originally submitted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) but quickly denied on June 6 by Missouri’s Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft.
Donald Trump has achieved his highest approval rating since becoming president. An ABC News/Washington Post poll indicated that some 44% of Americans now approve of Trump’s overall job performance, which marks an increase of 5 percentage points since a previous poll which was taken in April.
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court overturned a major pro-life legal victory by once again blocking a Trump administration that could lead to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from losing much of their federal funding.
America’s founders believed that the freedom to express political and religious opinions, even unpopular ones, was central to self-government. Still, the freedom of speech, like all freedoms, has its limits. We can’t just shout “Fire!” in a crowded theater, for example.