Archive for October 2019

“Assisted Suicide Laws and Their Danger to People with Disabilities”

That is the title of a recent report issued by the US National Council on Disabilities. Michael Cook’s recent essay describes the report. Cook also notes that the media have largely overlooked the report. Here is Cook’s last paragraph: “It cannot be repeated too often: a civilization is measured by the quality of its care for the […]

Federal Court Blocks Ohio Law Prohibiting Abortions due to Disability

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on the October 11, 2019 decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirming a lower court decision that enjoined a Ohio law prohibiting abortion due to the disability of the unborn child. The decision was 2-1. The dissent,  by Judge Alice M. […]

Supreme Court to hear Louisiana Admitting Privileges Case

The US Supreme Court decided to review the June Medical Services case, which involves the constitutionality of Louisiana’s law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. In 2016, the Court invalidated a similar Texas law in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. In September 2018, in June Medical Services, the […]

federal judge holds Georgia’s heartbeat law unconstitutional

Here is a link to an October 1, 2019 decision by a federal judge in Georgia invalidating Georgia’s heartbeat law. This ruling is consistent with other decisions from around the country invalidating heartbeat laws, which prohibit abortion after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable.

federal judge upholds important provisions of Virginia’s abortion statute

Here is a link to a Lifenews story on a September 30, 2019 decision by United States District Judge Henry Hudson of the Eastern District of Virginia. Judge Hudson upheld the portions of the law that require an ultrasound, that impose a 24-hour waiting period, and that require that physicians perform abortions. The court also partially upheld the requirement that abortions […]