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6th Circuit Upholds Kentucky Abortion Regulations

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 […]

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Summer 2020 Issue of Pro Vita is now available!!!

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 […]

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Hadley Arkes on President Trump’s Executive Order

Here is a link to a good essay by Hadley Arkes on President Trump’s recent executive order dealing with the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.

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Abortion

Justice Ginsburg and abortion

With the death of Justice Ginsburg and the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, there has been much speculation about the potential for a change on the Court with regard to abortion. For a good essay exploring some of these issues, see the essay by Rita Joseph entitled “Justice Ginsburg’s brilliant career marred by monumental […]

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Abortion Politics

“Four reasons a Democratic administration would mean more abortions”

Here is a link to a very good piece by Richard Doerflinger in America magazine. Here is his concluding paragraph: “In this essay I am not assessing the overall record or suitability of these candidates. But it is clear that the Trump-Pence administration will seek to reduce abortions and make further progress against Roe v. […]

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Abortion Constitutionality Court cases

Eighth Circuit Relies on Chief Justice Roberts’s Opinion in Arkansas Abortion Case

Here is a link a story in the National Law Journal about a decision from the United State Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The appellate court relied on Chief Justice Roberts’s opinion in June Medical. Roberts’s vote was the controlling factor in June Medical and he endorsed a view of the undue burden […]

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Abortion Constitutionality

Sen. Hawley on Judicial Nominees and Roe v. Wade

Here is a link to an essay in Public Discourse by Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri.  The essay is entitled “Judicial Nominees Must Explicitly Acknowledge That Roe was Wrongly Decided.” Here is his penultimate paragraph: “Now, some will say that this is yesterday’s battle—that we should just accept Roe and move on, that today’s Supreme […]

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Abortion Constitutionality

Tom Molony on “Roe, Chief Justice Roberts, and Stare Decisis”

Here is a link to an excellent article by Tom Molony. The article, which was recently published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, is entitled “Taking Another Look at the Call on the Field: Roe, Chief Justice Roberts, and Stare Decisis.” The article “examines Chief Justice Roberts’s approach to stare decisis, attempting […]

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Abortion Constitutionality Court cases

Carter Snead on the June Medical case

Here is a link to a good piece in First Things by Carter Snead on the June Medical case. Here is his exhortation to the pro-life movement:  “Now is the time to get back on our feet and return to the work of building a civilization of love, radical hospitality, and legal protection for unborn […]

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Abortion Constitutionality

Georgia and Tennessee Heartbeat Laws Enjoined

Here and here are reports about court cases enjoining the heartbeat laws in Georgia and Tennessee. These decisions are consistent with other court cases dealing with state laws banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable