Here is a link to an AP story on today’s decision by the en banc Fifth Circuit. The court ruled that Texas and Louisiana can refuse to provide Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics. Because the ruling conflicts with rulings by other federal courts of appeals, the case is likely headed for the US Supreme […]
Here is a link to a provocative essay in Public Discourse by Catherine Foster, Chad Pecknold, and Josh Craddock. The essay is entitled “The Lincoln Proposal: Pro-Life Presidents Must Take Ambitious and Bold Action to Protect the Constitutional Rights of Preborn Children.” The proposal centers around the president’s use of an executive order. The essay […]
Here is a link to an item in the Human Life Review about the recent decision by the Polish Constitutional Court on eugenic abortion. At the link, there is also a translation of the decision.
Here is a link to an interesting interview in Public Discourse with Erika Bachiochi on pro-life feminism, and many other topics.
Here is a link to a recent decision by the 5th Circuit invalidating a Texas law limiting D & E abortions. The vote was 2-1. Judge Willett wrote an impassioned dissent. Texas is likely to continue to defend the law; the most likely next step would be for the state to ask the full 5th […]
By a vote of 52-48, the US Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Barrett replaces Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died on September 18, 2020. Barrett adheres to the same judicial philosophy as Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom Barrett clerked in the late 1990s. As a […]
From the European Centre for Law and Justice, here is a report of a recent decision of the Polish Constitutional Court. The Court “rendered a historic decision declaring that eugenic abortion is contrary to the dignity and life of the human being, the respect of which is guaranteed by the Polish Constitution.”
Here is a link to a piece by Austin Ruse discussing the Geneva Consensus Declaration. The “Declaration says what pro-lifers have maintained for decades at the UN, that there is no global right to abortion and that abortion cannot be imposed by the UN because abortion is a matter of national sovereignty.” The United States took […]
Here is a link to a post by Jonathan Adler on a recent 6th Circuit decision that vacated a federal district court decision enjoining a Kentucky law regulating abortions. The law required abortion providers to have written transfer agreements with local hospitals. As Adler explains, the 2-1 decision illustrates the continuing importance of the concurring […]
Thanks to the fine editorial work of Margaret Hughes, the Summer 2020 issue of Pro Vita, the newsletter of University Faculty for Life, is now available. Here. This issue features regular contributions from Father Joe Koterski, Chris Kaczor, and Richard Myers. There is a brief recap of the 2020 annual meeting and the usual collection […]