Archive for the ‘Feticide’ Category

Infanticide or Murder? Canada’s shifting answer

What is the proper legal response to a mother killing her infant child? In Desperate Measures: Rationalizing the Crime of Infanticide, Canadian law professor Isabel Grant examines the crime of infanticide and issues of statutory interpretation that are currently before the Canadian courts. “The article examines the recent trend towards charging women who kill their […]

Abortion and Increased Sex Trade

Chuck Colson reflects on the connection between sex-selective abortions and the increased demand for prostitution in a post here. He mentions a law review article by two Loyola law students, Kristi Lemoine & John Tanagho, Gender Discrimination Fuels Sex-Selective Abortion: The Impact of the Indian Supreme Court on the Implementation and Enforcement of the PNDT […]

Reproductive Rights Blog

In 2007, Caitlin E. Borgmann, another former Center for Reproductive Rights lawyer turned law professor, established the Reproductive Rights Prof Blog. The blog contains this description of its purpose and scope: Welcome to the Reproductive Rights Prof Blog, a member of the Law Professor Blogs network. This blog aims to provide resources, news, and information […]

Great News Source on Life Issues Abroad

Marie Smith, wife of Congressman Chris Smith, runs a remarkable organization, the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI). PNCI coordinates efforts among members of democratically-elected legislatures – collectively known as parliamentarians – to advance respect for the inherent value, worth, and inviolable dignity of every human being from fertilization until natural death. The PNCI website […]

Tennessee passes unborn victims of violence act

Here is a story discussing the passage of another state Unborn Victims of Violence Act.  http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/05/tennessee-now-recognizes-unborn-children-as-victims-of-crimes/   These state laws and the federal law have the potential to undermine Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.  National Right to Life’s  website contains extensive information about the issue. http://www.nrlc.org/Unborn_Victims/index.html  Richard M.

North Carolina passes unborn victims of violence law

North Carolina recently became the latest state to pass a law protecting unborn victims of violence. Here is the story from the National Right to Life News. See http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/north-carolina-latest-state-to-enact-unborn-victims-of-violence-law/ That story contains a link to NRLC’s complete coverage of the federal and state laws on this topic. Back in 2001, I had the privilege of testifying before Congress […]