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Death and dying Euthanasia Hospice

COVID Stories: Decisions to Treat and the Quality of Life”

Here is a link to a good essay by RJ Snell on the Michael Hickson case. Here is a key paragraph from the essay: “Behind the push for euthanasia, assisted suicide, “mercy killings,” and the refusal to treat Michael Hickson—refusing even to provide him hydration!—is a very basic, but utterly damning, philosophical mistake. Namely, no […]

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Abortion Constitutionality

Georgia and Tennessee Heartbeat Laws Enjoined

Here and here are reports about court cases enjoining the heartbeat laws in Georgia and Tennessee. These decisions are consistent with other court cases dealing with state laws banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable

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Abortion Constitutionality

“June Medical v. Russo: Where do we go from here?”

Here is a link to a good analysis of the June Medical case. The essay is by Nikolas Nikas and Dorinda Bordlee from the Bioethics Defense Fund.

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Abortion Constitutionality Court cases Women's health

Erika Bachiochi on the June Medical case

Here is a link to a good essay by Erika Bachiochi on the June Medical case and what the decision means for the pro-life cause.

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Abortion Constitutionality Court cases

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s admitting privileges law. The statute was similar to the Texas statute that the Court invalidated in 2016 in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Chief Justice Roberts joined with Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan. The Chief Justice concluded “that because Louisiana’s Act 620 imposes a […]

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Abortion Constitutionality Court cases

Ave Maria Law Review articles of interest

The latest edition of the Ave Maria Law Review contains several articles of interest. Here are the citations: Clarke D Forsythe & Rachel N. Morrison, Stare Decisis, Workability, and Roe v. Wade: An Introduction, 18 Ave Maria L. Rev. 48-108 (2020); Paul Benjamin Linton, The Pro-Life Movement at (Almost) Fifty: Where Do We Go From […]

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Canada Euthanasia International

“Expanding Euthanasia during the Pandemic”

Here is a link to a good essay by Brian Bird. Bird states: “It seems particularly disturbing to imagine legalizing euthanasia in this moment, let alone expanding access to euthanasia if it is already legal. Even so, this is precisely what is underway in Canada.” Here is his conclusion: “Until recently, almost all of us […]

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Assisted suicide Euthanasia

“Assisted Suicide by Zoom”

Here is a link to a very good article by Wesley Smith discussing the risks of assisted suicide by Zoom. Here are his concluding thoughts: ” ‘Protective guidelines’ serve mainly to give a wary society a false sense of security about assisted suicide. But once we accept suicide as an acceptable answer to suffering caused by […]

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Abortion Constitutionality Court cases

Sixth Circuit Strikes Down Kentucky Dismemberment Abortion Ban

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on today’s decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit holding unconstitutional Kentucky’s ban on dismemberment abortions. The decision was 2-1. Judge Bush dissented on the grounds that the abortion clinic that brought the case did not have standing to assert the rights […]

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UFL's Newsletter

Spring 2020 Issue of Pro Vita is Available

The Spring 2020 issue of Pro Vita, the newsletter of University Faculty for Life, is available here. Thanks again to Margaret Hughes for her excellent work on the newsletter. The newsletter contains information about the upcoming annual meeting of University Faculty for Life. This year’s conference, which will be held on June 6, 2020, will […]