Archive for January 2016

Stith quoted in March for Life article

UFL member Richard Stith was quoted in an article by Terry Mattingly of GetReligion about the March for Life called “Define ‘hundreds,’ please: New York Times does epic job of dissin’ March For Life.” Among those in the crowd was Richard Stith, 71, an Indiana law professor who called himself a part of a segment […]

US Supreme Court refuses to review decision invalidating North Dakota’s heartbeat law

On Monday January 25, 2016, the US Supreme refused to review the 8th Circuit’s decision invalidating North Dakota’s heartbeat law. (MKB Mgmt. Corp. v. Stenehjem, 795 F. 3d 768 (8th Cir. 2015).) The North Dakota law banned abortions when the unborn child has a detectable heartbeat. The Eighth Circuit considered itself bound by the Supreme Court’s decisions […]

21 Questions for Janet Smith

There is an excellent interview with UFL member Janet E. Smith by Sean Salai, S.J. in America Magazine, “Bioethics and the Catholic Church: 21 Questions for Janet E. Smith.”

New poll shows Americans are increasingly pro-life

On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and of the annual March for Life, I thought it fitting to post this recent story about increasing support for the pro-life position. http://www.lifenews.com/2016/01/19/new-poll-shows-americans-are-pro-life-on-abortion-as-roe-v-wade-turns-43/

US Supreme Court refuses to hear case involving Arkansas’s Heartbeat Law

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on the Supreme Court’s January 19, 2016 refusal to review a federal court of appeals decision holding unconstitutional the Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act. The Arkansas law required abortionists to perform tests to determine whether the unborn child’s heart was beating and also prohibited abortions if a heartbeat was detected […]

Planned Parenthood’s annual report

Here is a report by Kelsey Harkness of the Daily Signal, “12 Key Numbers From Planned Parenthood’s New Annual Report,” on Planned Parenthood’s 2015 annual report. It shows a decline in overall services and profits and an increase in the percentage of revenue from government sources. HT Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas (MN).