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46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade is on January 22, 2019

The 46th anniversary of the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade is early 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 […]

John Keown on “Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy,” 2d Edition

I wanted to call attention to the recent publication of the second edition of “Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument Against Legalisation.”  The first edition of this book was published in 2002. That book made a compelling case against the legalization of voluntary active euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. It did so be emphasizing the […]

The UN and abortion

Here is a link to a good essay by Stefano Gennarini entitled “Abortion: The Original Sin of the United Nations’ Human Rights Project.” Gennarini notes that international human rights system is now promoting abortion under the guise of protecting sexual and reproductive health. He states: “Sadly, the indifference of the multilateral system to the lives […]

“The Supreme Court Should Protect Unborn Children with Down Syndrome”

That’s the title of a good essay by Carter Snead and Mary O’Callaghan in Public Discourse. The essay urges the US Supreme Court to hear e case involving the constitutionality of Indiana’s ban on abortions for various discriminatory reasons, (race, sex, disability). Here is the conclusion of the essay— “Regardless of our nation’s polarized views […]

Supreme Court decides not to hear cases involving state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood

The US Supreme Court today declined to hear cases involving state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. Three Justices (Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch) dissented from the denial of certiorari. The dissenters said the Court should have granted review to address the important legal issue the cases presented–whether there is a private right of action under the […]

Amicus Briefs filed urging US Supreme Court to hear Indiana abortion case

Here is a link to an article discussing amicus briefs that were recently filed urging the United States Supreme Court to review the federal court of appeals decision striking down Indiana’s abortion statute.  The Indiana law prohibits abortions when the doctor knows that the sole reason for the abortion is the race, sex, or disability […]