Archive for May 2019

“Pro-life Laws Don’t Establish Christianity and Religious Liberty is not a License to Kill”

That is the title of an excellent essay by Mitchell Rocklin and Howard Slugh addressing the arguments of pro-choice advocates who contend that pro-life laws violate the religion clauses of the First Amendment.

Supreme Court Upholds Indiana’s Fetal Remains law

Here is a link to today’s decision from the US Supreme Court. The Court upheld the constitutionality of Indiana’s law requiring the humane disposal of fetal remains. The court declined to review another provision of Indiana law prohibiting abortions due to the race, sex, or disability of the unborn child. The Court explained that the Seventh Circuit (which […]

“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.”