Members of President Biden’s newly launched Counter Extremism Working Group include individuals who’ve advocated on behalf of Chinese Communist Party-linked companies and far-left Twitter trolls. The group – comprised overwhelmingly of left-wing activists – is tasked with advising the Secretary of Defense on how to “counter extremism and counter terrorism to better understand the scope of the problem.” Among its members is the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) National Security Project Hina Shamsi, who advocated strongly against former President Donald Trump’s efforts to ban Chinese Communist Party-compromised apps including TikTok and WeChat. Despite the founder and CEO
A former Chief Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union – one of the nation’s left-wing legal advocacy groups – serves as a Visiting Professor at Chinese Communist Party-run Peking University. The Beijing-based university, headed by a former Chinese Communist Party spy agency leader, has seen its American graduates questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over fears of students being “co-opted by Chinese espionage efforts.” Despite these ties, for over a decade, Mark Rosenbaum, who formerly served as chief counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Southern California, has lectured at the university’s school of
The American Civil Liberties Union or “ACLU” is set to officially abandon its First Amendment/free speech focus and join the ever-growing industry of “racial justice,” according to their organization’s latest announcement. On Monday, the 101-year-old organization declared: “President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris made a lot of promises and commitments around racial justice, challenging systemic racial inequality. And now it’s time for the ACLU to be a part of the effort to hold them accountable for those promises.” The organization – headquartered in New York – has around 1.8 million members and a budget of around $310million per year.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law a bill that would ban dismemberment abortions last week. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana immediately filed a lawsuit in order to block it. Dilation and evacuation abortions, commonly referred to as dismemberment abortions, are common in the second trimester of a pregnancy. While pro-abortion advocates commonly protest the ‘dismemberment’ label, that is exactly how the procedure works to kill unborn children. House Enrolled Act 1211 makes dismemberment abortions a Level 5 felony, excluding abortions performed due to serious medical complications or to save the life of the mother. The new
Iowa’s recently enacted Heartbeat Bill is one of the most forceful pro-life pieces of legislation in the United States, prohibiting almost all abortions once a heartbeat can be detected. However, the future of the new law is fuzzy after a judge granted a temporary injunction halting it from being enforced. The injunction comes in response to a lawsuit questioning the law’s constitutionality. At a hearing on Friday, District Court Judge Michael Huppert stated that the temporary injunction he was granting would be in place while the suit continued. “That resolves the uncertainty so that women in Iowa don’t have to
The American Civil Liberties Union is working on behalf of abortion clinics across the state of Ohio to strike down a new state law before it goes into effect. This law would prevent abortions that are solely based on the diagnosis of Down syndrome. Governor John Kasich signed the law in December, and it is scheduled to take effect on March 23rd, 2018. This law will make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion if they are aware that the mother is only seeking an abortion because her unborn baby has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Doctors
On Monday, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration could not block two teenage illegal immigrants from obtaining abortions. The ruling marked a victory for the American Civil Liberties Union, which had filed to keep the government from blocking abortion access for the two pregnant girls. Documents were filed last week by the ACLU in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of the girls, who are both 17. The girls were simply identified as Jane Roe and Jane Poe. These documents asked for a temporary restraining order against the defendants (government officials and entities) to
Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have joined forces in Missouri, filing a lawsuit against the state over a recently passed abortion law. Senate Bill 5, signed in July by Republican Governor Eric Greitens, “modifies several provisions relating to abortion,” including regulations in complication plans, consent to abortion procedures, tissue reports, Attorney General jurisdiction, the preemption of political subdivision authority regarding abortion, whistleblower protections, the definition of abortion facilities, inspections of abortion facilities, and the crime of interference with medical assistance. The two groups are taking particular aim at the law’s requirement that a physician give state-mandated