Archive for January 2019

6th Circuit Considers Ohio’s ban on Abortions due to Down Syndrome

Ohio law prohibits abortion when the pregnant woman is seeking an abortion due to a fetal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Ohio’s law was enjoined by a federal district court judge in March 2018. The case is now an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The appellate court heard oral arguments […]

“The Infanticide Craze”

That’s the title of an essay by Ramesh Ponnuru on efforts in states to enact extreme laws protecting nearly unlimited access to abortion. Ponnuru concludes: “Supporters of the country’s expansive abortion regime now fear that the Supreme Court will retreat from it, either by declaring that the Constitution permits states to protect unborn children in general or […]

David Mall, RIP

The pro-life movement lost a great friend with the passing of David Mall on January 24, 2019 at the age of 83. Here is a link to his obituary; at that link, there is a tribute wall that includes remembrances from Jeff Koloze, Richard Stith, and others.  Here is a link to a piece by Dave Andrusko in the […]

“Unique from Day One: Pro-Life is Pro-Science”

Here is a good essay from Ana Maria Dumitru in Public Discourse reflecting on the theme for this year’s March for Life. Here is her conclusion: “The beauty of this marriage of science and philosophy is that it values the dignity of all human life from its natural beginning to its natural end. We show […]

Governor Cuomo signs “most aggressive” abortion law in the country

Here and here are stories from the National Right to Life News and LifeNews.com about developments in New York. The NY legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) and on January 22, 2019 Governor Cuomo signed the law. The RHA declares abortion to be a fundamental right and essentially limits all restrictions on abortion.

5th Circuit refuses to rehear Louisiana admitting privileges case

Here is a link to National Right to Life News story discussing the decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit refusing to rehear an earlier decision upholding a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The refusal to rehear the case was by a 9-6 […]