Here is a link to a C-Fam story on a recent abortion decision from the Supreme Court of Argentine. The Court found that there was a constitutional right to abortion in the case of rape. This conclusion was based on international law, although not the type of international law actually embodied in a treaty. Rather, the decision was […]
Here is a story from the National Right to Life News about a recent decision from an Oklahoma court enjoining Oklahoma’s ultrasound law. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/03/district-judge-enjoins-oklahoma-ultrasound-law/ Here is additional information and critical analysis about the decision. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/03/the-reasoning-behind-the-decision-to-enjoin-oklahomas-ultrasound-act/ Richard M.
Here is a Lifenews story on the House Judiciary Committee vote to approve the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/27/house-panel-oks-bill-to-stop-secret-abortions-on-teenagers/ The Act would make it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines to circumvent a state law requiring parental involvement in the minor’s decision to have an abortion. UPDATE: Here is a […]
I just saw this new article by Scott Gaylord and Thomas Molony. The article is entitled “Casey and A Woman’s Right to Know: Ultrasounds, Informed Consent, and the First Amendment.”http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2017041 The authors conclude “that the goverment has broad authority to mandate disclosures designed to inform a woman’s decision about an abortion.” The article contains a very useful […]
Courtesy of the National Right to Life News and Mary Spaulding Balch, here is an encouraging story describing recent pro-life legislation in the states. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/03/a-snapshot-of-the-status-of-pro-life-legislation-in-the-states/ Richard M.
That’s the title of an excellent article by Andrew Ferguson.http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/declaring-war-newborns_633421.html?page=1 Ferguson critiques the recent article on “After-birth abortion” that has caused such a stir. See http://www.uffl.org/blog/2012/02/27/article-in-journal-of-medical-ethics-supports-infanticide/ Richard M.
I wanted to call attention to the release of Pro Vita, the online newsletter of University Faculty for Life. The newsletter is edited by Dr. Robert Gotcher. http://www.uffl.org/Newsletters/UFL_ProVita_Feb2012.pdf The link is to the inaugural issue of this new resource. For many years, UFL’s newsletter was edited by Father Thomas King, SJ and Frank Zapatka. Dr. Gotcher generously […]
Here is a link to a recent statement from Dr. Priscilla Coleman on abortion and mental health. The statement addresses recent criticisms of her scholarly work on this topic. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/the-truth-abortion-prompts-womens-mental-health-problems/ Richard m.
Here is a LifeNews story about today’s hearing on CIANA (the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act). http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/08/hearing-minor-girls-taken-to-other-states-for-secret-abortions/ Here is a link to commentary on CIANA from Bill Saunders and Mary Harned.http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/08/congress-must-pass-ciana-to-protect-minor-girls-from-abortion/ CIANA, according to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who has introduced CIANA in each Congress since 2005, would make it a federal crime to transport a minor across state […]
Here is a story from LifeNews.com about the signing of the Virginia ultrasound law.http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/07/virginia-gov-mcdonnell-signs-abortion-ultrasound-bill/?pr=1 The bill that Governor McDonnell signed was amended so that transvaginal ultrasounds are not required. Richard M.