It has been 20 years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. On the 20th anniversary of this landmark decision, there has been much recent reflection about the impact of Casey. In LifeNews, Dr. Michael New notes Clarke Forsythe’s recent National Review commentary on Casey and offers some comments of his own. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/02/prolife-movement-has-made-big-gains-since-the-casey-decision/ Here [...]
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Here is a link to a C-Fam story on a recent abortion decision from the Supreme Court of Argentine. The Court found that there was a constitutional right to abortion in the case of rape. This conclusion was based on international law, although not the type of international law actually embodied in a treaty. Rather, the decision was [...]
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.
Here is a link to an article on a recent decision by the Alabama Supreme Court in which Justice Parker critiques Roe’s viability standard. http://blog.al.com/breaking/2012/02/alabama_supreme_court_justice.html The Alabama case did not involve abortion. The case dealt with how to interpret Alabama’s wrongful death statute. Justice Parker’s decision notes the anomaly between how the unborn is treated in [...]
Here is an AP story noting Justice Ginsburg’s comments (which she has expressed in the past) that Roe v. Wade “moved too far too fast.” After noting that the Court had other options to adopting the sweeping approach it took in Roe V. Wade, Justice Ginsburg commented: “The court made a decision that made every abortion law in the [...]
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed a Texas law requiring that doctors show sonograms to women seeking an abortion to be enforced. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEXAS_ABORTION_LAW?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT A lower court had prevented the law from being enforced but the 5th Circuit has now reveresed that ruling. The court, in an opinion by Judge Edith Jones, noted that states are permitted to require doctors [...]