Archive for October 2019

Judge Blocks Alabama Abortion Law

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on a decision from a federal district court judge blocking enforcement of an Alabama abortion law that would have banned most abortions. The ruling was not unexpected. Alabama plans to appeal the ruling. A story on courthousenews.com detailed the reaction of Alabama’s Attorney General: “Alabama Attorney General Steve […]

Rachel Morrison on the June Medical Services case

Here is a link to a very good article on the June Medical Services case. June Medical Services involves the constitutionality of Louisiana’s admitting privileges law. The case will be argued before the US Supreme Court later this Term.

“A Chance to Challenge Roe?”

Here is a link to a good essay by Kevin Walsh analyzing the June Medical Services case, which the Supreme Court recently agreed to review. Here is his concluding paragraph: “Instead of expecting anything dramatic, look for Roberts to engage in a careful comparison and contrast of the record on review, which differs significantly for […]

“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 […]