Archive for May 2019

“Affirming Ethical Options for the Terminally Ill”

Here is a link to a discussion at the Heritage Foundation addressing ethical options for providing care for the terminally ill. The participants were Ryan Anderson, Farr Curlin, Kevin Donovan, and Robert Moffitt. Here are some of the key points: Eliminating suffering by eliminating those who suffer is not a new temptation. That is why […]

“Supreme Court Decision Just Opened the Door for Overturning Roe v. Wade”

That’s the title of a  article discussing the Supreme Court’s decision in Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt (May 13, 2019). In Hyatt, the Court overruled Nevada v. Hall, a Supreme Court decision from 1979. Nevada v. Hall decided that states were not immune from suit in the state courts of other states. In Franchise Tax […]

Elizabeth Kirk on the Kansas Supreme Court’s abortion decision

Here is a link to an excellent article by Elizabeth Kirk on the recent abortion decision from the Kansas Supreme Court. Kirk states: “In the wake of this decision and in the political context of abortion, the only remedy left to the people of Kansas is to pass a constitutional amendment to declare that there is no […]

Georgia Governor Signs Heartbeat Law

On Tuesday May 7, 2019, Georgia’s Governor, Brian Kemp,  signed a law banning abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Here is story with the details about the new law–“The Living Infants Fairness and Equality Law.”

HHS Issues Final Conscience Rule

Here is a link to the HHS news release concerning the final conscience rule protecting the rights of health care entities and individuals

Winter 2019 issue of ProVita is now available

The Winter 2019 issue of ProVita, the newsletter of University Faculty for Life, is now available at this link. Thanks to Margaret Hughes for her editorial work on the newsletter. Among other things, the newsletter contains information about the upcoming University Faculty for Life conference on June 6-7, 2019 at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago.