Hawaii House tables physician-assisted suicide bill

Here is a link to a story in the National Right to Life News about a positive development in Hawaii. The Hawaii House tabled a bill that would have allowed physician-assisted suicide. This follows a recent decision by the New Mexico Senate to reject an effort to legalize assisted suicide.

ACLU’s challenge to Kentucky ultrasound law

Here is a link to a story in the National Right to Life News about the ACLU’s challenge to Kentucky’s ultrasound law, which requires women seeking abortions to undergo an ultrasound. Here is a comment from Ingrid Duran (NRLC’s Director of State Legislation) that was made when the Kentucky law passed:

“Kentucky took an important step in the right direction in order to protect mothers and their unborn children by enacting the ultrasound law and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection act. There is nothing unconstitutional about giving mothers all of the information they deserve prior to making such a life-and-death decision.

The ACLU is clearly operating on the side of fear because they’re aware of the positive impacts these laws have for mothers and unborn children.”


Arkansas legislature passes ban on sex-selection abortions

Here is a link to a LifeNews story about the Arkansas legislature’s recent vote to pass a ban on sex-selection abortions.

crisis pregnancy free speech case heads to US Supreme Court

Here is a link to a press release from ADF about its effort to obtain Supreme Court review of a Ninth Circuit decision upholding a California law that forces pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion. Courts around the country are divided on the constitutional issues presented and there is a strong likelihood that the Court will agree to review the Ninth Circuit decision.

ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman stated: “It’s unthinkable for the government to force anyone to provide free advertising for the abortion industry. This is especially true of pregnancy care centers, which exist to care for women who want to have their babies. …The state shouldn’t have the power to punish anyone for being pro-life. Instead, it should protect freedom of speech and freedom from coerced speech. The abortion industry already makes millions on abortion and from taxpayer funding; we are asking the Supreme Court to ensure that they won’t be allowed to force unwilling people to promote their business.”



“Gorsuch’s Pro-Life Promise”

Here is an opinion piece by Arina Grossu explaining why pro-lifers should support the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch.

New issue of ProVita is available

Here is a link to the latest version of ProVita, the newsletter of University Faculty for Life. This is the first newsletter edited by Dr. Margaret Hughes. Margaret teaches philosophy at the College of Mount St. Vincent. Her contact information is here.

Margaret is taking  over for Robert Gotcher, who served for many years as our previous newsletter editor. We greatly appreciate Robert’s fine work.