Archive for June 2013

NYT publishes letter to the editor from UFL member

The New York Times recently published an op-ed by a woman who aborted one of two children she was carrying during her 23rd week of gestation.  Monica Miller, a UFL member, responds with a letter to the editor.    

What do the abortion and marriage issues have in common (besides judicial overreach)?

Blessed Pope John Paul II writes in The Gospel of Life (1995), no. 97: It is an illusion to think that we can build a true culture of human life if we do not help the young to accept and experience sexuality and love and the whole of life according to their true meaning and […]

US Supreme Court Grants Cert in RU-486 Case

This morning the Court released the following order: 12-1094 CLINE, TERRY, ET AL. V. OK COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. This Court, pursuant to the Revised Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act, Okla. Stat., Tit. 20, §1601 et seq. (West 2002), respectfully certifies to the Supreme Court of […]

Supreme Court agrees to hear important First Amendment case involving pro-life speech

The Supreme Court agreed to hear McCullen v. Coakley–an important First Amenedment case involving the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law providing for a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics. http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/details-on-abortion-protest-grant/ Mark Rienzi, from Catholic University, is the counsel of record. Richard M.

Roe v. Wade, the Controversy Continues

The Francis Lewis Law Center of the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, VA, is sponsoring a symposium called Roe at 40, The Controversy Continues, Nov. 7-8, 2013.  Among the keynote speakers will be Caitlin Borgmann is a professor of law at CUNY School of Law, and Michael Paulsen is a professor of […]

A Tribute to Dr. Pellegrino by Bill Saunders

Here is a very fine tribute to Dr. Pellegrino from Bill Saunders. http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2013/edmund-pellegrino–gone-to-his-reward.html Richard M.