Abortion Contraception Legislation

Oklahoma judge blocks morning-after pill restrictions

In one of two state-related pro-life legal setbacks, District Judge Lisa Davis prevented a law from going into effect in Oklahoma that would have required children under the age of 17 to have a prescription to obtain Plan B One-step pills or generic emergency contraception. Some believe that these pharmaceuticals may have abortifacient effects.  See […]

Adoption Research sites and suggestions

Adoption Survey

The American Association of Pro Life OB/GYNs on their Facebook page mentioned a study being conducted by Priscilla K. Coleman, Ph.D. of Bowling Green State University called “Cross-Cultural Retrospective Study of Women’s Decision Making and Mental Health Outcomes when placing a Child for Adoption.” If you’ve placed a child for adoption in Australia or the US […]

Colleges and Universities

Why UFL?

Frank Beckwith notes the following article: “The Great Conservative Mistake,” by Mark Bauerlein. This may seem off topic, since being pro-life isn’t about being conservative or liberal, but I think it applies to pro-life faculty matatis mutandis. Our job is to do scholarship well. Our successes will be in pointing out the bad scholarship of those […]

Abortion Women's health

Dr. Peter Saunders discusses the abortion/breast cancer link

Here is a link to a LifeNews article by Dr. Peter Saunders discussing recent developments concerning the abortion/breast cancer link.  It is important that discussions of this issue  are based on the best science available. The piece by Dr. Saunders ends with this carefully expressed opinion: “This is clearly a debate that will run and run […]

Colleges and Universities Uncategorized University Faculty for Life

Signs of hope in the academy

I’d like to begin a series of posts about signs of hope in the academy. There has been a lot of bad news lately, esp. involving the federal government. There have also been some signs of hope in our society, such as the Texas legislative battle and abortion clinic closings. I’ve seen many articles about […]

Abortion Constitutionality Court cases History

Clarke Forsythe’s book on Roe v. Wade

Here is a link to my post on Mirror of Justice highlighting Clarke Forsythe’s new book on Roe v. Wade. Clarke has presented some of the work reflected in the book at University Faculty for Life conferences in recent years. Earlier this year, Linda Greenhouse noted that hardly anyone reads Roe v. Wade anymore. Clake […]

Abortion Central America Colleges and Universities Conscience protection South America

Chilean call for signatures

José Ignacio Martínez Estay, Vicerrector de Investigación y Postgrado at Universidad de los Andes in Chile, is looking for signatures of American professors on a letter to the editor supporting the right to life from conception to natural death and religious freedom. This is intended to counter pro-abortion letters on the other side that have US […]

Abortion Constitutionality Fetal pain

NY Times article on fetal pain legislation

  Here is a link to a National Right to Life News story commenting on today’s NY Times article on fetal pain legislation. Here is the conclusion of the National Right to Life News story: “This is an important story that gives credit where credit is due; helps the reader understand why legislation that makes people […]


AUL Writing Contest

Here is a link with information about The Advocates for Life Legal Writing Contest sponsored by Americans United for Life. This is a great opportunity for law students to use their talents to serve the pro-life cause.  Richard M.

Abortion Constitutionality Fetal pain

Careter Snead on the constitutionality of laws banning abortion after 20 weeks

Here is a link to a good piece by Carter Snead on the constitutionality of laws (such as the recent Texas law)  banning abortion after 20 weeks to prevent fetal pain. Here is his conclusion:  “In summary, the Constitution does not prevent Texas from taking this very modest step to protect unborn children. There are […]