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 Texas statute that the Supreme Court invalidated in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (2016).

The Eighth Circuit held that the lower court’s ruling was premature since the lower court based its ruling “on less than adequate information and an insufficient regard for the relevant [legal] standard.” The appellate court sent the case back to the lower court for additional fact-finding.

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.