Archive for the ‘Fetal pain’ Category

What biologists affirm

As I was preparing for the upcoming issue of ProVita, I ran across this book on Amazon: Embryos Under the Microscope: Ths Diverging Meanings of Life, by Jane Maienschein. The author claims to be giving a history of the human knowledge of embryology so that ethical decisions can be based on accurate scientific information. What I found […]

Fetal pain laws and the moral imagination

O. Carter Snead of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture recently gave a talk at the National Right to Life Convention in which he discussed the way fetal pain laws can help citizens develop a moral imagination that sees the unborn as persons.

US Supreme Court refuses to hear Arizona abortion case

Here is a link to a National Right to Life News story discussing the Court’s refusal to hear a case involving the constitutionality of Arizona’s statute that prohibited abortion after 18 weeks. The Ninth Circuit had invalidated the law and the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2014/01/supreme-court-declines-to-review-lower-court-decision-on-arizona-law-which-differs-from-nrlcs-pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act/ Richard M.

That Albuquerque vote

As far as I know, this is the only time in the modern world that there has been a popular vote precisely to let kids of this age (20+ weeks) be killed on request. (America made a judicial decision to this effect. China & North Korea are the only two bodies to have made a […]

NY Times article on fetal pain legislation

  Here is a link to a National Right to Life News story commenting on today’s NY Times article on fetal pain legislation. Here is the conclusion of the National Right to Life News story: “This is an important story that gives credit where credit is due; helps the reader understand why legislation that makes people […]

Careter Snead on the constitutionality of laws banning abortion after 20 weeks

Here is a link to a good piece by Carter Snead on the constitutionality of laws (such as the recent Texas law)  banning abortion after 20 weeks to prevent fetal pain. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2013/07/10524/ Here is his conclusion:  “In summary, the Constitution does not prevent Texas from taking this very modest step to protect unborn children. There are […]