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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The 2018 issue of Life & Learning is now available on the UFL website. This volume includes papers that were presented at the University Faculty for Life conference in June 1018 at the University of Dallas. Here is the link. The volume includes papers by Clarke Forsythe, Richard Myers, Gerard Wegemer, Richard Stith, Christopher Wolfe, Christopher […]
The Fall 2018 issue of ProVita (the University Faculty for Life newsletter) has been posted on the UFL website. Here is a link. Many thanks to Margaret Hughes for her excellent work on the newsletter!!!
The 46th anniversary of the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade is early next week. Here is a link to my article entitled “Re-Reading Roe v. Wade,” which was presented at Washington & Lee Law School at a 2013 conference organized by Sam Calhoun. Here is a link to an article by Clarke Forsythe entitled “A Draft […]
I wanted to call attention to the recent publication of the second edition of “Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument Against Legalisation.” The first edition of this book was published in 2002. That book made a compelling case against the legalization of voluntary active euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. It did so be emphasizing the […]