Archive for May 2018

Good article by Professor Tom Molony

Here is a link to a good article by Professor Tom Molony (Elon Law). The article is forthcoming in the Florida Law Review. Here is the abstract— “The United States Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to abortion opponents in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, but the 2016 ruling did not dampen their resolve. Just […]

US Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Arkansas Pro-Life Law

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on the US Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a Planned Parenthood challenge to an Arkansas pro-life law. The case is called Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma v. Jegley and the Court denied review on May 29, 2018. The law restricts medication-induced abortions and requires clinics […]

Irish Vote Removes Protection for the Unborn

On May 26, 2018 Irish voters removed the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which protected the right to life of the unborn. The Irish Parliament is now expected to pass legislation legalizing abortion. Here is a link to a LifeNews story and here is a link to commentary from The Catholic Thing.

Update on California assisted suicide law

California’s End of Life Option Act, which went into effect on 2016, was recently declared unconstitutional by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Ottolia. Judge Ottolia found that the California legislature had passed the law improperly. The law had been passed during a special session dedicated to healthcare issues and Judge Ottolia found that the suicide law […]

Rachel MacNair on “Our Pro-Life Future”

Rachel MacNair, a frequent speaker at University Faculty for Life conferences, has just published a very good piece in the June/July 2018 issue of First Things. Her essay is entitled “Our Pro-Life Future.” I can’t locate an on-line version but I encourage readers to find a copy. MacNair focusses on positive trends–declines in the number of abortions and in […]

Iowa’s Governor Signs Heartbeat Law

Here is a link to a story about Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signing a law that prohibits abortions after the unborn baby has a detectable heartbeat.