Abortion Constitutionality Free Speech

En banc Ninth Circuit Allows HHS Title X Regulations to Take Effect

Here is a link to a recent (February 24, 2020) 7-4 decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejecting a challenge to HHS Regulations implementing Title X of the Public Health Service Act. Title X prohibits grant funds from being used in programs where abortion is a method of family […]

Abortion Constitutionality

Federal Appeals Court blocks Mississippi Heartbeat Law

Here is a link to an opinion from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirming a lower court opinion enjoining Mississippi’s law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. The court’s brief per curiam relied on existing precedent.

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“Truth, Euphemism, and Physician-Assisted Suicide”

Here is a link to a good essay by Professor Thomas Cavanaugh. The essay was published in Public Discourse. Cavanaugh’s essay explores the great danger of the use of euphemisms in the assisted suicide debate. He concludes with these thoughts: “we should “not be afraid of words that speak the truth.” Rather, we should find […]


Infanticide Impunity in the Name of Abortion Rights

Here is a link to a good article by Ligia De Jesus Castaldi about the 17+ Women in El Salvador. The women have been imprisoned for criminal homicide of their own biological children shortly after birth. As Castaldi demonstrates and the abstract of her article summarizes, “American pro-abortion supporters, Western embassies and international human-rights bodies […]

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Belgian Jury Clears Doctors in Euthanasia Case

Here is a link to a blog post by Alex Schadenberg on the resolution of the prosecution of three doctors who assisted in the death of Tine Nys, whose family claimed she was euthanized in violation of the Belgian law.

Abortion Philosophy

“Four pro-life philosophers make the case against abortion”

Here is a link to a good article by John Conley in America magazine about a panel presentation at the annual conference of the American Philosophical Association. The panel was hosted by Jorge Garcia and featured talks by Celia Wolf-Devine, Anthony McCarthy, and Francis Beckwith. Here is Conley’s concluding paragraph: “The most compelling argument against […]

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DOJ Files Amicus Brief in Support of Ohio Law Prohibiting Abortions due to a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

Here is a link to a press release from the US Department of Justice describing an amicus brief the DOJ filed earlier this week. The brief, filed with he US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, supports the constitutionality of Ohio’s law banning abortions due to a diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

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“The Troubling Ideals at the Heart of Abortion Rights”

Here is a link to an excellent essay by Erika Bachiochi that was published today in The Atlantic.

Abortion Mental health

“Aborting the Wanted Child”

Here is a link to an essay by Paul Sullins describing his new study on abortion and mental health. (I mentioned this study in a recent post.)  Sullins focuses on the mental health implications of the abortions of wanted pregnancies.

Abortion Legislation

“I want abortion abolished, but direct challenges to Roe hurt our cause”

Here is an interesting op-ed by Teresa Collett (former president of University Faculty for Life). Collett discusses legislative proposals to significantly restrict abortion. She states: “While I share the supporters’ desire to protect all unborn children from abortion, these efforts will prove legally ineffective and politically harmful.”