According to a National Catholic Register article, A federal judge in Oklahoma has issued an injunction that protects several Catholic organizations, including for-profit ones, from the enforcement of the HHS “contraception” mandate. The plaintiffs used the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as the basis of their suit. The judge affirmed the core ruling in the Hobby Lobby cases […]
Teresa Collett, UFL President and Professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis, was the primary author of an amicus curiae brief in the Arizona case of NAACP et. al. v. Tom Horne, et al.. The brief defends a challenged Arizona law that prohibits abortions for the purpose of sex selection. Among the amici […]
I wanted to call attention to a decision by the Alabama Supreme Court in Ex parte Hicks. Here is link to the LifeNews story on the case. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/18/alabama-court-again-rules-unborn-children-deserve-legal-protection/ The case involved an interpretation of Alabama’s chemical endangerment statute, which prohibits exposing a “child” to a controlled substance. In the Hicks case, the Court interpreted “child” to include […]
Here is a story from LifeNews about the March 27, 2014 ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholding Texas HB2, which regulates surgical abortions and abortion-inducing drugs.http://www.lifenews.com/2014/03/27/appeals-court-upholds-texas-pro-life-law-wendy-davis-opposed-that-closed-abortion-clinics/ Courtesy of the Bioethics Defense Fund website, here is a link to the excellent opinion by Judge Edith Jones. http://bdfund.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AbbottAppellateDecision.pdf Richard M.
Here is a link to “41 Years Later: Why Roe Said What It Did,” Justin Buckley Dyer’s summary of Clarke Forsythe’s book, Abuse of Discretion on the Library of Law and Liberty web page. Forsythe, a man who has spent his life for pro-life causes, makes a strong case for returning the issue back to American […]
For those that haven’t read it, here is a link to Frank Beckwith’s 2006 article, “The Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, and Abortion Law,” from Liberty University Law Review. In it he argues that Roe v. Wade was in no way a “moderate” judicial opinion, although it is widely presented as such.
Oral arguments were heard Wednesday in the McCullen v. Coackley case before the Supreme Court. The dispute is about a Massachusetts law which prohibits non-clinic employees from side-walk counselling within 35 feet of the entrance of a clinic. Amy Howe, of Bloomberg’s Supreme Court blog, seems to think the law will not be upheld, based […]
Two Catholic universities are in the news with abortion-related stories. Santa Clara University is going through a struggle between the President and faculty members over the availability of abortion through the University’s health plan. President Michael Engh, S.J., recently initiated an action that would bar the availability of elective abortion through the health plan. In […]
Recently journalist Linda Greenhouse’s criticized for-profit companies seeking to be exempt from the HHS contraceptive mandate in a guest opinion column in the New York Times called “Doesn’t East, Doesn’t Pray and Doesn’t Love.” In response, Donna Harrison, MD, Executive Director of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, writes “Emergency Contraception Can Cause […]
For those of you in the Twin Cities area, consider going to hear Clarke Forsythe speak on Roe v. Wade on Tuesday, November 5th. Join the Prolife Center at UST this Tuesday night at 7 p.m. to hear constitutional litigator and author, Clarke Forsythe, discuss what events and people led the U.S. Supreme Court to […]