Judge Rules Feds Didn’t Violate Establishment Clause

A federal judge in San Francisco struck down a lawsuit Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union that claimed U.S. Health and Human Services violated the separation of church and state by allocating millions of dollars to faith-based groups that took in unaccompanied immigrant minors but refused to give them birth control or access to abortions.

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Judge May Toss ACLU’s Suit Against Religious Immigrant Programs

A federal judge indicated Thursday she would toss a lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of violating the Constitution by funding religious groups that care for unaccompanied immigrant children and trafficking victims but deny them access to abortions and contraception.

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