Abortion Fetal pain

“Reconsidering fetal pain”

Here is a link to a story in the National Right to Life News about a  new paper on fetal pain. Here is a link to the paper, which was recently published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Here is the abstract of the paper: “Fetal pain has long been a contentious issue, in large part because […]

Abortion Constitutionality

47th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22, 2020

The 47th anniversary of the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade is next week.  Here is a link to my article entitled “Re-Reading Roe v. Wade,” which was presented at Washington & Lee Law School at a 2013 conference organized by Sam Calhoun. Here is a link to an article by Clarke Forsythe entitled “A Draft […]

Abortion Mental health

Abortion and mental health

Here is a link to an important new study by Dr. Paul Sullins. Here is a bit from Dr. Sullins: “Almost all mainstream Western social science and medical associations assure us that ‘women who terminate an unwanted pregnancy by abortion experience no more mental health problems than women who deliver such a pregnancy’. These statements […]

Abortion Constitutionality

Briefs Supporting Louisiana’s Admitting Privileges Law Filed with Supreme Court

On March 4, 2020, the US Supreme Court will hear oral argument in June Medical Services v. Gee, which deals with the constitutionality of Louisiana’s law requiring that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The state of Louisiana’s brief and the amicus briefs supporting Louisiana were filed in late December 2019 […]


Ligia De Jesus Castaldi on Double Standards on Abortion and Human Rights

Here is a link to a very good essay by Ligia De Jesus Castaldi. The essay focuses on a recent book entitled “Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights” by Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf. Castaldi’s critique concludes with this passage: “Ultimately, the authors do not make any new arguments for abortion rights, and they fail to make a […]

Abortion Clinic regulation Constitutionality Court cases

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 […]

Abortion Court cases

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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Beckwith on 21st century arguments for life

Frank Beckwith was interviewed by Reformed pro-life activist Jonathon Van Maren in “Pro-Life Arguments for the 21st Century: Dr. Francis J. Beckwith & Jonathon Van Maren.” He talks about the popular and academic arguments that are effective in the 21st century.

Abortion Literary Treatment

Koloze writes on feminist misinterpretation of American novels

Jeff Koloze’s article, “Challenging Feminist Literary Criticism’s Misreading of Specific American Novels From the First Half of the Twentieth Century,” was published in Humanities and Social Science Review 5:2 . This paper responds to specific questions raised in the author’s previous research on five American novels from the first half of the twentieth century which concern sexuality, […]

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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.