In May 2016, in Myers v. Schneiderman, an intermediate appellate court in New York upheld the constitutionality of New York’s ban on assisted suicide. (I discussed the case in this paper presented at the 2016 University Faculty for Life conference.) The New York Court of Appeals, which is the highest court in the state, has […]
Here is a link to a story in the National Right to Life News about a positive development in Hawaii. The Hawaii House tabled a bill that would have allowed physician-assisted suicide. This follows a recent decision by the New Mexico Senate to reject an effort to legalize assisted suicide.
Here is a link to a story in the National Right to Life News about the ACLU’s challenge to Kentucky’s ultrasound law, which requires women seeking abortions to undergo an ultrasound. Here is a comment from Ingrid Duran (NRLC’s Director of State Legislation) that was made when the Kentucky law passed: “Kentucky took an important step […]
Here is a link to a LifeNews story about the Arkansas legislature’s recent vote to pass a ban on sex-selection abortions.
Here is a link to a press release from ADF about its effort to obtain Supreme Court review of a Ninth Circuit decision upholding a California law that forces pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion. Courts around the country are divided on the constitutional issues presented and there is a strong likelihood that the Court […]
Here is an opinion piece by Arina Grossu explaining why pro-lifers should support the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch.
Here is a link to the latest version of ProVita, the newsletter of University Faculty for Life. This is the first newsletter edited by Dr. Margaret Hughes. Margaret teaches philosophy at the College of Mount St. Vincent. Her contact information is here. Margaret is taking over for Robert Gotcher, who served for many years as our previous newsletter editor. […]
Here is a link to a LifeNews story on Wendy Savage’s defense of sex-selection abortions. Her views, expressed in an interview with the Daily Mail, were condemned by many. MP Mark Field stated: “Suggesting that women should be able to abort babies solely because they happen to be either male or, much more usually, female, […]
Here is a link to National Right to Life News story about a decision by a federal judge enjoining a Mississippi law requiring that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The judge relied on Whole Womans Health v. Hellerstedt, the 2016 Supreme Court decision invalidating a similar Texas law.
Here is a link to a very good essay by Tim Bradley. The essay is timely as we approach the confirmation hearings for Judge Gorsuch. Bradley discusses Gorsuch’s book on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia and concludes with this assessment: “Gorsuch’s analysis of the (lack of) limits of the broad definition of protected liberty advanced in […]