Archive for August 2012

Good news for researchers in controversial areas

Lifesitenews.com reports here that the University of Texas has found that there was insufficient evidence to investigate research done by Mark Regnerus into the effects of same-sex parenting on children. Regnerus had been accused by LGBT activists of fraudulent research. If this is evidence of a trend, it bodes well for pro-life researchers, who also […]

interesting essay on abortion and judicial conservatism

On Public Discourse, here is the first part of a two-part essay by Michael Fragoso entitled “Abortion and the Courts: A Brief Political History of Judicial Conservatism.”  http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/08/6088 Fragoso takes issue with the view that presidential elections don’t matter because judges appointed by Republican presidents have been, from the perspective of the pro-life movement, “at best–part of the problem  […]

Sneak peek at upcoming publications

One of the ways to get a heads up on upcoming books in the area of Abortion, Euthanasia, and Infanticide is to go to Amazon (or some other book store, I presume) and type in “Abortion” or whatever in the search field. Then sort by publishing date. The first books that show up will be […]

4th Circuit will rehear important crisis pregnancy center/free speech cases

Back in June, I reported on two important decisions from the Fourth Circuit. http://www.uffl.org/blog/2012/06/28/important-decisions-from-the-4th-circuit-in-crisis-pregnancy-center-cases/   Those cases involved laws that require crisis pregnancy centers to post notices stating that the centers don’t have medical professionals on staff and encouraging women to consult with a licensed health care provider. In June, a panel of the Fourth Circuit held that these compelled speech laws […]

Michael New’s review of Jane Gilroy’s book on Ellen McCormack

Here is a link to Michael New’s review of Jane Gilroy’s book on Ellen McCormack. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/08/6039  McCormack’s 1976 presidential campaign was an important moment in the history of the pro-life movement. New notes: “This campaign is nicely chronicled in Jane Gilroy’s new book A Shared Vision. Gilroy gives some well-deserved attention to the accomplishments of a […]

Horatio Robinson Storer, M.D. (1830-1922)

Dr. Frederick Dyer, Ph.D., has created an extensive archive of materials about Horatio Robinson Storer, M.D. (1830-1922), one of the early physicians who crusaded against abortion in the second half of the 19th century. According to the web page, Storer, a Boston physician, was not only instrumental in getting anti-abortion laws on the books in various […]