Archive for March 2018

NEJM essay against Physician-assisted suicide

Here is a link to an article by Dave Andrusko from the National Right to Life News commenting on a recent essay in the New England Journal of Medicine. The essay, by Paul Appelbaum and Franklin Miller, is entitled “Physician-Assisted Death for Psychiatric Patients–Misguided Public Policy.”

Commentary on the Arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra

Here are two excellent articles on the March 20 oral arguments before the US Supreme Court in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. This is the case involving the constitutionality of a California statute that imposes speech restrictions on crisis pregnancy centers. Here is a link to a National Review article by Mark Rienzi, and here is […]

David Lejeune’s Open Letter to Ruth Marcus on Abortion and Down syndrome

Here is a link to David Lejeune’s open letter to Ruth Marcus. On March 9, 2018, Marcus published an op-ed in the Washington Post entitled “I would’ve aborted a fetus with Down syndrome. Women need that right.” Lejeune’s open letter responds to her op-ed. David Lejeune, who is the president of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA, writes: “you […]

Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks blocked

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on a decision by a federal judge granting a temporary restraining order preventing the enforcement of a new Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks.

Supreme Court Arguments in an Important Case dealing with Abortion and Free Speech

The US Supreme court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday March 20, 2018 in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. The case involves the constitutionality of a California law that requires pregnancy care centers to “advertise” the availability of free or low-cost abortions. Here is a link to a good essay by Andrew […]

Judge Blocks Ohio Law Banning Abortions of Unborn Babies with Down Syndrome

Here is a link to LifeNews.com story on a March 14, 2018 decision by a federal judge in Ohio enjoining Ohio’s law banning abortions of unborn babies with Down syndrome. The case, Preterm-Cleveland v. Himes, indicates how extreme the US law is on abortion. The Ohio federal judge interpreted the Supreme Court’s cases (Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. […]