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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”

HereĀ 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 […]

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Abortion Constitutionality Medical abortion

5th Circuit allows Texas to Block Certain Abortions During Pandemic

Here is a link to a Reuters story on the latest developments concerning whether Texas may ban certain abortions during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a link to LifeNews story describing the 5th Circuit’s (2-1) decision and also summarizing how this issue is playing out in other states around the country.

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Abortion Constitutionality

A Thought Provoking Article by Steven Jacobs on Roe v. Wade

Here is link to a very interesting paper by Steven Andrew Jacobs. The paper is entitled: “The Future of Roe v. Wade: Have Recent Developments Robbed Roe of its Original Justification?” Here is the abstract: “While many legal scholars and Supreme Court Justices on both sides of the national abortion controversy argue Roe v. Wade […]

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Abortion Constitutionality Court cases

Fifth Circuit Allows Texas to Ban Non-essential Abortions during Pandemic

Here is a link to LifeNews story describing the Fifth Circuit ruling. The Fifth Circuit was split 2-1. The majority opinion was by Judge Kyle Duncan.

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Abortion Constitutionality

Federal Court of Appeals Allows Texas to Restrict Abortions due to Coronavirus Crisis

Here is a link to a LifeNews story with the developments. Other states have also restricted abortions during the crisis, but some courts have allowed the abortion clinics to continue to operate. The LifeNews story has reports on the developments in other states.

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Assisted suicide Death and dying Euthanasia

Margaret Somerville on withdrawing food and water

Here is a link to a good essay by Margaret Somerville on the complex ethical issues involved in withdrawing artificial nutrition and hydration.

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Abortion Constitutionality Down Syndrome abortions Fetal anomolies and disabilities

Sixth Circuit Hears Arguments in Down Syndrome Abortion Case

On March 11, 2020, the full Sixth Circuit heard oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of Ohio’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act. That law prohibits abortions when the women is seeking abortion due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome. By a 2-1 vote, a 3-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit held the law unconstitutional […]