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Abortion Constitutionality

47th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22, 2020

The 47th anniversary of the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade is next week.  Here is a link to my article entitled “Re-Reading Roe v. Wade,” which was presented at Washington & Lee Law School at a 2013 conference organized by Sam Calhoun. Here is a link to an article by Clarke Forsythe entitled “A Draft […]

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Abortion Mental health

Abortion and mental health

Here is a link to an important new study by Dr. Paul Sullins. Here is a bit from Dr. Sullins: “Almost all mainstream Western social science and medical associations assure us that ‘women who terminate an unwanted pregnancy by abortion experience no more mental health problems than women who deliver such a pregnancy’. These statements […]

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Abortion Constitutionality

Briefs Supporting Louisiana’s Admitting Privileges Law Filed with Supreme Court

On March 4, 2020, the US Supreme Court will hear oral argument in June Medical Services v. Gee, which deals with the constitutionality of Louisiana’s law requiring that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The state of Louisiana’s brief and the amicus briefs supporting Louisiana were filed in late December 2019 […]

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New Issue of Pro Vita (University Faculty for Life newsletter) now available

Here is a link to the new issue of Pro Vita, the University Faculty for Life newsletter. This is the Fall/Winter 2019 issue. Many thanks to Dr. Margaret Hughes for her work editing the newsletter!!!! The issue features information about our annual conference, which will be held on June 5-6, 2020 at st. John’s University. […]

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Fifth Circuit Strikes Down Mississippi Abortion Law

On December 13, 2019, the Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision striking down Mississippi’s law banning abortions after “15 weeks’ gestational age.” The decision is noteworthy, though, for the opinion by Judge James Ho who concurred in the judgment. Here is a link to the opinion. Judge Ho’s opinion will undoubtedly attract much attention. […]

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Sixth Circuit to Rehear Ohio’s Law Banning Down Syndrome Abortions

Here is a link to a LifeNews article discussing the Sixth Circuit’s decision to vacate a panel decision that invalidated Ohio’s law banning abortions due to a diagnosis that the unborn baby has Down Syndrome. Indiana’s law was struck down by the Seventh Circuit and the US Supreme Court refused to review that decision. Ohio […]

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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Kentucky’s Ultrasound Informed Consent Law

Here is a link to a Lifenews story about the Court’s refusal to grant a cert petition from a Kentucky abortion clinic that had unsuccessfully challenged a Kentucky law that requires that abortion doctors perform ultrasounds and show and describe fetal images to patients before abortions, as well as play an audible heartbeat of the fetus. […]

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“New Abortion Bills Are So Tough That Some Conservatives Have Qualms”

That’s the title of an article in the New York Times discussing a new wave of pro-life legislative proposals. The article discusses rifts in the pro-life movement about the best way to challenge Roe v. Wade. Some pro-life groups have long advocated an incremental approach. These newer legislative proposals would challenge Roe more directly by […]

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“Health Care: The Greatest Pro-Life Political Battle of Our Time”

Here is a link to a good essay by Louis Brown, Executive Director of the Christ Medicus Foundation, on the importance of the health care debate.  As Brown explains, “Patient freedom would not survive a single-payer federally controlled health care system. The right to life would not survive a single-payer health care system. The right […]

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Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act

In late October 2019, US Senator Jim Inhofe introduced the Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act. The Act would prohibit abortion based on an unborn child having Down Syndrome. (Here is a link to press release from Senator Inhofe.)  Companion legislation was also introduced in the House. A number of states have passed similar […]