Archive for March 2017

New York assisted suicide case update

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 […]

Hawaii House tables physician-assisted suicide bill

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.

ACLU’s challenge to Kentucky ultrasound law

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 […]

Arkansas legislature passes ban on sex-selection abortions

Here is a link to a LifeNews story about the Arkansas legislature’s recent vote to pass a ban on sex-selection abortions.

crisis pregnancy free speech case heads to US Supreme Court

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 […]

“Gorsuch’s Pro-Life Promise”

Here is an opinion piece by Arina Grossu explaining why pro-lifers should support the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch.