Argentina Defeats Bill to Legalize Abortion

Here and here are links to stories about the good news that the Argentina Senate voted against legalization of abortion.

The AMA and physician-assisted suicide

Here is a link to a good piece by Alex Schadenberg on the current debate within the AMA about physician-assisted suicide. He discusses a powerful op-ed by Dr. Thomas E. Sullivan who strongly supports retention of the AMA policy against physician-assisted suicide.

commentary on recent polls on abortion

There has been a lot of news coverage of late on polls that purport to show that most Americans support Roe v. Wade. Here and here are links to two pieces analyzing the polls. In reality, the polls indicate that most Americans do not support Roe v. Wade, which effectively legalized abortion on demand.

Paul Linton on Overruling Roe v. Wade

In light of the speculation about the impact of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to replace Justice Kennedy, I thought I’d call attention to a good piece by Paul Linton that was published in University Faculty for Life’s 2017 volume. Here is a link to the article. Here is the abstract–

“This paper addresses two issues that would arise upon the overruling of Roe v. Wade: First, whether pregnant women who self-abort or consent to an abortion performed upon them by a third party would likely be subject to prosecution in those States where abortion was illegal. Second, what the legal status of abortion would be in the States. The paper concludes, in Part I, that, based upon our history and experience women would not be prosecuted for abortion, and in Part II, that the immediate consequence of an overruling decision upon the legality of abortion would be very limited.”

Michael New on the Gallup poll on abortion

Here is a link to a very good piece by Michael New. Here is his concluding paragraph–

“These Gallup data show that the U.S. regime of abortion-on-demand, throughout all nine months of pregnancy, is inconsistent with the attitudes of most Americans. Strong majorities, across a wide range of demographic groups, oppose both second- and third-trimester abortions, and abortion-on-demand does not even have majority support during the first trimester. Over the past 25 years, the pro-life movement has made significant progress in passing a variety of state-level laws to limit late-term abortions. These new polling results should encourage them to keep up the fight.”

Trump Selects Kavanaugh to replace Kennedy

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kavanaugh will likely tip the balance of the Court on many contentious issues, including abortion.