Back in June, I reported on two important decisions from the Fourth Circuit. http://www.uffl.org/blog/2012/06/28/important-decisions-from-the-4th-circuit-in-crisis-pregnancy-center-cases/ Those cases involved laws that require crisis pregnancy centers to post notices stating that the centers don’t have medical professionals on staff and encouraging women to consult with a licensed health care provider. In June, a panel of the Fourth Circuit held that these compelled speech laws [...]
Archive for the ‘Constitutionality’ Category
Here is a link to a LifeNews article on the 9th Circuit’s ruling to enjoin an Arizona law banning abortions after 20 weeks based on fetal pain. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/01/appeals-court-stops-arizona-fetal-pain-based-abortion-ban/ On July 30, 2012, Judge Teilborg of the US District Court for the District of Arizona upheld the constitutionality of the Arizona law. Judge Teilborg’s ruling included this passage: [...]
Here is a link to a LifeNews story on a decision from a federal judge enjoining Mississippi’a abortion law.http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/02/judge-blocks-mississippi-law-to-make-it-abortion-free/?pr=1 The new Mississippi law required abortion practioners to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The effect of the new law would likely have been to make Mississippi the only state in the country without an abortion clinic. Richard M.
“Back to the Future of Regulating Abortion in the First Term” Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, Vol. 16, 2012 U of Akron Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-11 TRACY A. THOMAS, University of Akron School of Law Email: firstname.lastname@example.org In 2011, more abortion bills were passed to restrict abortion than ever before. The proliferation [...]
Here is a good article on the Public Discourse website by Teresa Collett (president of University Faculty for Life) defending Pain-Capable Child Protection Acts. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/04/5176 Teresa explains: “These laws are premised on the idea that an unborn child’s capacity to feel pain, independent of fetal viability, is sufficient to establish the humanity of the child and [...]
Here is a story from the National Right to Life News about a recent decision from an Oklahoma court enjoining Oklahoma’s ultrasound law. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/03/district-judge-enjoins-oklahoma-ultrasound-law/ Here is additional information and critical analysis about the decision. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/03/the-reasoning-behind-the-decision-to-enjoin-oklahomas-ultrasound-act/ Richard M.