Archive for October 2018

“Abortion cases are heading toward the Supreme Court”

Here is a link to a story in USA Today discussing the abortion cases that are working their way towards the United States Supreme Court. The article notes speculation that the Court might try to avoid the issue after the highly partisan confirmation battle over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.  Many think the Court may narrow Roe […]

The AMA and Assisted Suicide

The American Medical Association (AMA) has long opposed physician-assisted suicide. In 2016, the AMA began a process to reexamine the issue. A change in position could have far-reaching consequences because courts often rely on the views of medical societies in considering issues such as the constitutionality of laws banning assisted suicide.  In the summer of 2018, the […]

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Here is a report on a decision from the Alabama Supreme Court dealing with the state’s unborn victim of violence statute. Such statutes treat unborn children as “persons” and so acts that take the life of unborn children are treated as separate crimes. A person who killed a pregnant women and her unborn child […]

good column by John Conley in America magazine

Here is a link to a good column by Father John Conley SJ. The column is entitled “Can a Pro-Life Scholar Survive in Academia?” Conley discusses philosopher Stephane Mercier’s treatment by a Catholic university (Louvain) in Belgium after Mercier gave a lecture entitled “Against an Alleged Right to Choose Abortion.” Please read Father Conley’s column for the […]

Indiana asks Supreme Court to hear abortion case

Here is a link to a story about the state of Indiana’s filing with the United States Supreme Court asking the Court to review a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decision striking down Indiana’s abortion statute. The statute prohibits abortion due to the sex, race, or disability of the […]

Clarke Forsythe on Overruling Roe v. Wade

Here is a link to an excellent article by Clarke Forsythe (Senior Counsel, Americans United for Life) entitled “A Draft Opinion Overruling Roe v. Wade.”