The New York Times recently published an op-ed by a woman who aborted one of two children she was carrying during her 23rd week of gestation. Monica Miller, a UFL member, responds with a letter to the editor.
This morning the Court released the following order: 12-1094 CLINE, TERRY, ET AL. V. OK COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. This Court, pursuant to the Revised Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act, Okla. Stat., Tit. 20, §1601 et seq. (West 2002), respectfully certifies to the Supreme Court of […]
The Board has confirmed that the 2014 “Life and Learning XXIV Conference” at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in Bronx, NY. Mark your calendars now to join us June 6-7 in the Big Apple! More details will be posted on our website and blog as they develop.
In What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions, the New York Times writes about a study finding women who are denied abortions have no more emotional and mental health problems after the birth of the child than women who have abortions. The women also regularly bond with their child. The study finds, however, that the women and their […]
Over on the Human Life Review blog, John M. Grondelski, former associate dean of the School of Theology, at Seton Hall University poses the question Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg Getting Mellow in Her Old Age? His comments accord with those of UFL member Sam Calhoun in his presentation critiquing the Siegel-Greenhouse book, Before Roe v. Wade.
The Guttmacher Institute, a research organization started by Planned Parenthood, has updated its annual survey of abortion laws in the United States. You can view it here. I occasionally dispute the characterization of a law, but find it to be a good starting point for research.
Today Michael New published a short article on the NRO website, The College Republicans’ Report Has Good Advice On Abortion. He provides a short survey of several opinion polls and concludes: “The opinions of young adults on the issue of abortion tend to be nuanced. Many polls show that young people are somewhat less likely […]
Mark Osler, a colleague at St. Thomas expert on criminal sentencing, presented a paper questioning why so many states still allow post-viability abortions. His paper “Roe’s Ragged Remnant: Viability” is now available on SSRN. It is a nice snapshot of the current state of the law and worth reading.
Most academics are aware of TED talks – a global initiative to make short (18 minutes or less) speeches on important and interesting topics available for free via the worldwide web. This can be a great resource for academics who want to introduce videos into their teaching. Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we’re […]