I have blogged about the increasing legal enforcement of the Free Access to Clinic Entrance Act here. There will be an interesting presentation on the emotion impact of counselors outside abortion clinics on Oct. 23 in Washington DC at the North American Forum for Family Planning (Forum), the combined annual meeting of the Society of […]
SSRN has a new article The Civic Underpinnings of Legal Change: Gay Rights, Abortion, and Gun Control. Written by Professor Palma Joy Strand (Creighton), her thesis is that legal change occurs when individuals seeking change share their stories of how the failure to change harms them. These stories facilitate the crafting of a group identity, […]
Today seems to be the day to consider the legal status of the unborn – first the Nebraska law suit and now this post over on Prawfsblawg, Why Does it Matter if a Fetus is a Person? I think Professor Horwitz’s analysis is rather simplistic in his claims that fetal personhood decides the question of […]
A Nebraska woman who is not eligible for state medical assistance because of her immigration status has sued the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for denying coverage to her unborn child under SCHIPS. According to local news accounts: “Nebraska state government officials were sued in a similar case last year for cutting off […]
In Demoting Humans Zenit talks with John Haas about the growning trend in bioethics to treat human beings as material to use for scientific experiments and the role of the Catholic Church in establishing bioethics as an area of study and concern.
I testified in the Idaho legislature in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. My written testimony can be found here. The law, as enacted is a modest expansion of protection for the unborn. Currently the US Supreme Court has recognized the state’s right to strictly limit access to abortion after the child has […]
Here are stories from the National Right to Life News and LifeNews on a lawsuit that has been filed challenging the constitutionality of Idaho’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortion after 20 weeks to prevent fetal pain. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/09/idaho-woman-challenges-unborn-child-pain-protection-act/ and http://www.lifenews.com/2011/08/31/first-lawsuit-filed-on-fetal-pain-based-20-week-abortion-ban/ Richard M.