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  1. ⬆️ Trending via Axios Federal judge rules to freeze use of abortion pill nationwide. A federal judge in Texas on Friday moved to force the Food and Drug Administration to pull its approval of a drug widely used in medication abortion, throwing its availability into doubt. The judge ruled that the preliminary injunction would take effect in seven days, allowing for the Biden administration to seek emergency relief. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement the Justice Department will appeal and seek a stay. ---> The debate is raging online, with many pointing out that the Judge is a Trump appointee. There is a process in place, there will be an appeal. The media (read the full article for this or Google It) seems to be playing as MAGA Trump, not as foul mouthed or thuggish, but they are quick to politicise the judicial system when a decision comes in that some do not like. Eventually, I have no doubt that after appeals, and if not now, very soon, a resolution will be found, but now would like to stop and notice the hypocrisy of some in the media. What is your opinion?
  2. Giving the middle finger is a 'God-given right,' says Québec judge. Do you agree? --- Montreal-area man acquitted of criminal harassment after flipping off neighbors. Giving someone the middle finger is a "God-given" right that belongs to all Canadians, a Québec judge said, as he recently acquitted a Montreal-area man of criminal harassment and uttering threats. In his ruling, Québec court Judge Dennis Galiatsatos wrote that not only was Neall Epstein not guilty, but the fact that he was arrested and prosecuted at all was also a bewildering injustice. "To be abundantly clear, it is not a crime to give someone the finger," the judge wrote in his Feb. 24 ruling. "Flipping the proverbial bird is a God-given, Charter-enshrined right that belongs to every red-blooded Canadian. It may not be civil, it may not be polite, it may not be gentlemanly. Nevertheless, it does not trigger criminal liability." https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/middle-finger-god-given-right-quebec-judge-1.6772056 -------- The judge made the right call here in my view for this case, HOWEVER I don't think there is a mention of the middle finger gesture in any religious texts or scriptures, so it cannot be considered a SPECIFICALLY "God-given" right. Does anyone disagree? Looking for some reasonable people to change my mind.
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