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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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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

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Abortion Constitutionality

“June Medical v. Russo: Where do we go from here?”

Here is a link to a good analysis of the June Medical case. The essay is by Nikolas Nikas and Dorinda Bordlee from the Bioethics Defense Fund.

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Abortion Constitutionality Court cases Women's health

Erika Bachiochi on the June Medical case

Here is a link to a good essay by Erika Bachiochi on the June Medical case and what the decision means for the pro-life cause.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s admitting privileges law. The statute was similar to the Texas statute that the Court invalidated in 2016 in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Chief Justice Roberts joined with Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan. The Chief Justice concluded “that because Louisiana’s Act 620 imposes a […]

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Ave Maria Law Review articles of interest

The latest edition of the Ave Maria Law Review contains several articles of interest. Here are the citations: Clarke D Forsythe & Rachel N. Morrison, Stare Decisis, Workability, and Roe v. Wade: An Introduction, 18 Ave Maria L. Rev. 48-108 (2020); Paul Benjamin Linton, The Pro-Life Movement at (Almost) Fifty: Where Do We Go From […]

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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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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.