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Want an Abortion This Year? Get Ready to Wait

Conservatives are pushing a record number of laws to delay women from having an abortion.

| Fri May 1, 2015, Mother Jones

For women seeking an abortion, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the long wait.

Since the beginning of the year, six states have proposed or passed laws that would require a woman to wait days before she has an abortion—laws that critics say place an especially harsh burden on poor and rural women.

The twisted history of how religious freedom laws confused everybody

By Jeff Guo, The Washington Post | April 1. 2015

On Tuesday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence held a press conference defending the aims of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of Indiana, a controversial measure the legislature passed and he signed into law last week.

Those, at least, are facts that everybody can agree on. Just about everything else in the discussion surrounding the law seems to be up for debate.

Iran Nuclear Program Parameters

April 2, 2015

On the eve of Passover, the President has announced an historic agreement. The U.S., the United Kingdon, France, Germany, China, Russia, and the Islamic Republic of Iran have announced a preliminary framework regarding Iran's nuclear program. We hip that this will lead to greater security for Israel and her neighbors in the Middle East.

JAC will keep you updated on the progress of the agreement status over the next few months.

Read the parameters for the agreement at the link below

What You Need To Know About Indiana’s New “Religious Freedom” Law

by CAP Action War Room \ March 30, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed a law last Thursday that further enables discrimination against gay and lesbian people in the state. The so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” or RFRA, uses the guise of protecting religious liberty to enable private citizens and organizations to deny services to others if they claim that their religious views are “substantially burdened.”