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Abbott OKs religious refusal of adoptions in Texas
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill allowing refusal of adoption for religious reasons

Family News: Texas Now Supports Religious Refusal of Adoption

Separation of Church and State?

Abbott’s signature on House Bill 3859 means such faith-based organizations can also place a child in a religious school; deny referrals for certain contraceptives, drugs or devices; and refuse to contract with other organizations that don’t share their religious beliefs. Under the law, if an organization refuses services to children or prospective parents on religious grounds, they will be required to refer the child or parent to a different organization. Texas Tribune has the story here.