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Prolife Center at St. Thomas helps gain court victory in Arizona

Teresa Collett, who is the president of UFL and the Director of the Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, contributed an amicus brief that helped defeat a challenge to an Arizona law that made sex- and race-selective abortions illegal. Here are some details in a article from the University of St. Thomas, which also […]

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Petals in the Dust movie

At the 2013 Life and Learning Conference in San Francisco there was a presentation by Nyna Pais Caputi about a film she and her husband were producing about female infanticide and other abuses of women in India. The film has now been released. You can find out more about it at the Petals in the […]

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Amicus Brief for NAACP v. Horne

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 […]

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South Dakota’s ban on sex-selection abortion

Here is a good article by Dave Andrusko on South Dakota’ s ban on sex-selection abortions. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2014/04/south-dakota-governor-signs-ban-on-sex-selection-abortions/ The article discusses the signifiance of the ban and also effectively rebuts some of the arguments that have been made against these laws. Richard M.

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UK Prime Minister criticizes sex-selection abortion

Here is an interesting story reporting UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s criticism of sex-selection abortion. http://www.aleteia.org/en/world/aggregated-content/uk-prime-minister-denounces-sex-selective-abortions-as-appalling-5773254941736960?utm_campaign=NL_en&utm_source=daily_newsletter&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=NL_en-24/03/2014 One of the interesting things about this issue is the trouble people who support abortion rights have in explaining why sex-selection sbortion is an “appalling practice.” The story reports a comment that “This is not a debate about the rights […]

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Here is a good essay by Daniel Kuebler explaining why the US ought to ban sex-selection abortion. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2014/01/11828/ Richard M.

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Roe at 40 conference

On November 7-8, 2013, Washington & Lee University School of Law hosted a conference marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The conference, Roe at 40: The Controversy Continues, http://law.wlu.edu/lawcenter/page.asp?pageid=1620,  was largely organized by Sam Calhoun (a member of the UFL Board). The conference was co-sponsored by University Faculty for Life, ACLU of Virginia, Virginia NOW, the […]

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“India’s Missing Girls”

Here is a piece by Rep. Chris Smith on House hearings that dealt with the issue of sex-selection abortion and infanticide in India. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/09/indias-missing-girls/ Richard M.

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Controversy in England about sex-selection abortions

Here are links to a couple of items about the controversy . Here’s the introduction to a piece by Dave Andrusko. “The decision by the (British) Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute two abortionists who allegedly offered to perform abortions on women who did not want a baby girl has stirred up a hornet’s nest of […]

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ACLU sues to challenge Arizona law prohibiting abortions for race and sex selection

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on the ACLU suit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s ban on abortions for race and sex selection. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/06/03/aclu-sues-to-allow-abortions-based-on-race-whos-the-racist-now/?pr=1 This is an interesting and risky move by the ACLU.  Laws restricting abortion for race and sex selection are popular. Supporters of abortion rights have increasingly argued that abortion […]