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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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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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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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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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Supreme Court invalidates Texas abortion law (H.B. 2)

By a 5-3 vote, the US Supreme Court today invalidated two key features of Texas’s H.B. 2. In an opinion by Justice Breyer, the Court invalidated the requirement that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges at local hospitals and the requirement that abortion clinics meet the standards Texas sets for ambulatory surgical centers. Here is a link […]

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Bachiochi on Dignity and Autonomy

Erika Bachiochi, visiting fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, recently wrote an article, “Abortion and the Supreme Court’s Misguided Notions of ‘Autonomy’,” for National Review about the relationship of “dignity” to “autonomy” in Supreme Court abortion jurisprudence. In it she contrasts the American version of “dignity” influenced by Kant and Mill with the European version, […]

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Collett on Texas HB2

Teresa Collett wrote a full explanation of the legal situation in  the Texas case before the Supreme Court, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. “Texas Faces Abortion Showdown,” in the National Catholic Register.