The Witherspoon Institute‘s Public Discourse is beginning a daily symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Contributors include: Ryan T. Anderson, “On the Fortieth Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: A Public Discourse Symposium” Elise Italiano, “Forty Years Later: It’s Time for a New Feminism” Michael New, “Abortion Promises Unfulfilled” Daniel K. Williams, “The Real Reason […]
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The second installment of Frank Beckwith’s analysis of the Roe decision has been posted on The Catholic Thing web page. In this part, Beckwith address two components of Blackmun’s opinion, “(1) the argument from the claim that the fetus is protectable under the Fourteenth Amendment if it is in fact a person, and (2) the […]
Justice Blackmun’s discussion of the history of abortion in Roe v. Wade has been much criticized. Here is a good piece by Justin Dyer on the the fallacies of Justice Blackmun’s treatment of the issue. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/336398/fictional-abortion-history-justin-dyer# Richard M.
The full United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will be hearing oral argument today in Centro Tepeyac v. Montgomery County. The suit, filed by a crisis pregnancy center, challenges a Montgomery County law that forces such centers to notify women that the centers do not have a medical professional on staff and encouraging […]
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 […]
The Spring 2012 NCBQ arrived in yesterday’s mail (many academic journals tend to run a few months behind), and I’d like to make brief mention of several things from the previous issue (Winter 2011) and the new one. In the Winter 2011 issue there is a review, by Germain Kopaczynski, OFM, of Joseph W. Dellapenna’s Dispelling the Myths […]