The most recent edition of the Provita Electronic Newsletter of the UFL is now available online. Among the features is “Law and Life: the Dignity of Life and the Teaching of Law,” an essay by Lucia H. Silecchia about how one promotes the culture of life within the academic discipline of the law. This is another […]
The Witherspoon Institute‘s Public Discourse is beginning a daily symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Contributors include: Ryan T. Anderson, “On the Fortieth Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: A Public Discourse Symposium” Elise Italiano, “Forty Years Later: It’s Time for a New Feminism” Michael New, “Abortion Promises Unfulfilled” Daniel K. Williams, “The Real Reason […]
That’s the title of a good commentary from the National Right to Life News on the recent Pew poll on abortion. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/01/pew-poll-on-abortion-absurdly-inaccurate/ Richard M.
The second installment of Frank Beckwith’s analysis of the Roe decision has been posted on The Catholic Thing web page. In this part, Beckwith address two components of Blackmun’s opinion, “(1) the argument from the claim that the fetus is protectable under the Fourteenth Amendment if it is in fact a person, and (2) the […]
Thomas International is sponsoring a pair of talks by Hadley Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science) at Anherst College on Jan. 22. 12:00 p.m., “Natural Law, Abortion, and the Crisis of Conservative Jurisprudence” at the Duke Law School in Durham, NC 8:00 p.m., “The Endgame on Abortion: Where Are We Now?” University of North […]
Here is a link to a recent (January 11, 2013) ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court holding that the state’s chemical endangerment of a child law applies to protect unborn children. http://alabamaappellatewatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Ex-parte-Hope-Elisabeth-Ankrom.pdf The ruling came in two cases involving two women whose use of illegal drugs while pregnant caused harm to their unborn children. An […]
Justice Blackmun’s discussion of the history of abortion in Roe v. Wade has been much criticized. Here is a good piece by Justin Dyer on the the fallacies of Justice Blackmun’s treatment of the issue. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/336398/fictional-abortion-history-justin-dyer# Richard M.
Frank Beckwith has written a two-part essay on Roe at 40. The first part is available on The Catholic Thing. In it he discusses the failure of the court to address the moral status of the unborn. I hope to aggregate a collection of such reflections for the next issue of the ProVita newsletter. If you […]
The Time magazine cover story (“40 Years Ago, Abortion-Rights Activists Won an Epic Victory With Roe v. Wade. They’ve Been Losing Ever Since.”) is generating a lot of commentary. Here are some samples of the commentary. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/01/are-pro-abortionists-losing-the-battle/ http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2013/01/time-magazine-pro-life-movement-is-winning.html Richard M.
According to LifeNews.com, Time is running a cover story about the long defeat for pro-abortion advocates. They even include an article by pro-life advocate Emily Buchanan of the Susan B. Anthony List. I haven’t read the issue, but it is interesting that Time is acknowledging the decline in support for unrestricted abortion. I also wonder, though, in light […]