Paul Linton on Overruling Roe v. Wade

In light of the speculation about the impact of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to replace Justice Kennedy, I thought I’d call attention to a good piece by Paul Linton that was published in University Faculty for Life’s 2017 volume. Here is a link to the article. Here is the abstract–

“This paper addresses two issues that would arise upon the overruling of Roe v. Wade: First, whether pregnant women who self-abort or consent to an abortion performed upon them by a third party would likely be subject to prosecution in those States where abortion was illegal. Second, what the legal status of abortion would be in the States. The paper concludes, in Part I, that, based upon our history and experience women would not be prosecuted for abortion, and in Part II, that the immediate consequence of an overruling decision upon the legality of abortion would be very limited.”

Richard Myers

Richard S. Myers, the Vice-President of UFL, is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, and Religious Freedom. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College and earned his law degree at Notre Dame, where he won the law school's highest academic prize. He began his legal career by clerking for Judge John F. Kilkenny of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Myers also worked for Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Washington, D.C. He taught at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law before joining the Ave Maria faculty. He is a co-editor of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives (Catholic University of American Press, 2004) and a co-editor of Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (Scarecrow Press, 2007). He has also published extensively on constitutional law in law reviews and also testified before Congressional and state legislative hearings on life issues. Married to Mollie Murphy, who is also on the faculty at Ave Maria School of Law, they are the proud parents of six children - Michael, Patrick, Clare, Kathleen, Matthew, and Andrew. http://www.avemarialaw.edu/index.cfm?event=faculty.bio&pid=11705E7D4E0111010366