China persecution: Christian Principal not heard of since authorities raided his music school

In continued governmental, systemic harassment of Christians in China, on September 4 Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials raided a Christian music school in Heilongjiang province and took away the school principal, who has not been heard of since, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The CCP considers Christians a threat to its authority and seeks to suppress them through persecution and a nationwide Sinicization program.

Appeals court upholds block on Tennessee “heartbeat” law

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling which blocked a Tennessee law banning abortion at the detection of a “fetal heartbeat,” usually around six weeks gestation, Axios reports. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the block in the wake of Texas’ recent controversial law which bans abortion after six weeks.