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Death and dying Euthanasia International

Anscombe Centre Reports on Euthanasia

Here is a link to a short item in the National Right to Life News mentioning that the Anscombe Bioethics Centre has recently released three papers on euthanasia. The papers are by David Albert Jones, John Keown, and Mark Komrad. All three are of high quality and are strongly recommended. Jones’s paper is entitled “Defining […]

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Abortion Constitutionality

Ed Whelan on the Oral Arguments in the Texas Heartbeat Case

Here is a link to a short item from Ed Whelan about the oral arguments in the Texas Heartbeat case. Whelan links to other articles discussing the arguments, including two long posts by Stephen Sachs. UPDATE: Here is a link to another piece by Whelan. The more recent piece also includes a link to a […]

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Abortion Legislation

Lipinski on the “Women’s Health Protection Act”

Here is a link to a good essay in Public Discourse by Daniel Lipinski. He discusses the Women’s Health Protection Act, which was recently passed by the House. Lipinski explains that this radical, pro-abortion bill may come back to haunt the Democratic Party. Here is his concluding paragraph: “As the Democratic Party moves further into […]

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Abortion Constitutionality

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Texas Heartbeat Case

Here is a link a story from Scotusblog about the Court’s new orders in the Texas Heartbeat case. The Court will hear oral argument in the Texas case on November 1, 2021. The Court did not grant the petition asking the Court to decide whether to overrule Roe and Casey, an issue that is certainly […]

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Abortion Constitutionality

Richard Stith on the Dobbs case

Here is a link to a good essay in Public Discourse by Richard Stith on the Dobbs case. Stith argues that in overruling Roe the Court ought not to rely on the personhood argument. Rather, he argues, “the Court could say that it need not reach and decide the question whether the unborn child actually […]

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Abortion Constitutionality

Supreme Court Arguments in Kentucky Abortion Case

Here is a link to a Scotusblog report on yesterday’s argument in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center. The Kentucky statute bans dismemberment abortions but the Supreme Court arguments were focused on a narrow, albeit important procedural issue. The issue before the Court is–“Whether a state attorney general vested with the power to defend state […]

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Abortion Women's health

Charles Camosy on the Texas Heartbeat Law

Here is a link to a good essay in Public Discourse by Charles Camosy. Here’s a bit— “Texas’s refusal to choose between the mother and her prenatal child constitutes a blueprint for the pro-life movement. If Roe and Casey fall, many more vulnerable women across the country will be without the access to abortion our throwaway culture […]

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Father Joseph W. Koterski SJ Pro Vita

New Issue of Pro Vita Released

Here is a link to the latest issue of Pro Vita, the newsletter of University Faculty for Life. Thanks as always to Margaret Hughes for her editorial work in putting together the newsletter. The issue contains, among other items, reflections by University Faculty for Life President Mary Lemmons on the passing of Father Joe Koterski, […]

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Abortion Constitutionality History

Justin Dyer on the Fake Abortion History of Roe v. Wade

Here is a link to a good essay in Public Discourse by Justin Dyer. Pro-lifers know that Justice Blackmun’s opinion in Roe v. Wade relied upon a terribly mistaken history of abortion. Blackmun’s historical account has been refuted so many times that it is somewhat surprising that the same arguments are being made on the […]

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Abortion Constitutionality History

Finnis and George Response to Aaron Tang

Here is a link to a recent essay by John Finnis and Robert George. The essay is a response to a paper by Aaron Tang. In a recent paper, Tang argued that pro-life advocates (such as Finnis and George) have inaccurately described the historical record about the number of states that prohibited abortion in 1868 […]