Archive for September 2018

Louisiana Law on Admitting Privileges Upheld by Federal Appellate Court

Here is a link to a story in the National Right to Life News on the recent decision (2-1) of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholding the constitutionality of Louisiana’s law requiring a doctor performing abortions to have active admitting privileges at a local hospital. As quoted in the article, here is a […]

Excellent essay by Richard Stith on assisted suicide

Here is a link to an excellent essay by Richard Stith entitled “Making Death Easier Makes Life Harder.” Here is his concluding paragraph: “Each withdrawal of protection against suicide endangers not only the lives but also the human dignity and support relationships of persons with burdensome infirmities. By contrast, when our law and culture treat […]

The Disabled and the Right to Life

Here is a link to a recent story by Dr. Rebecca Oas reporting on the work of UN committees (including the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) supporting abortion on disabled children. Such stories remind us of the critical work that groups such as Not Dead Yet perform in fighting for the rights […]

Eighth Circuit Reverses Injunction against Missouri Abortion Law

Here is a LifeNews story about the September 10, 2018 decision of the Eighth Circuit reversing a ruling that enjoined the application of a Missouri abortion statute. The law requires that abortionists have admitting privileges at local hospitals and also requires abortion clinics to meet state requirements for ambulatory surgical centers.  The Missouri law is similar to the […]

New issue of ProVita, the University Faculty for Life newsletter

Here is a link to the latest issue of ProVita, the newsletter of University Faculty for Life. Thanks to Dr. Margaret Hughes (Thomas Aquinas College) for her work in editing the newsletter!!!