British doctor defends sex-selection abortions

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on Wendy Savage’s defense of sex-selection abortions. Her views, expressed in an interview with the Daily Mail, were condemned by many. MP Mark Field stated: “Suggesting that women should be able to abort babies solely because they happen to be either male or, much more usually, female, is utterly abhorrent.””

Mississippi law on admitting privileges enjoined

Here is a link to National Right to Life News story about a decision by a federal judge enjoining a Mississippi law requiring that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The judge relied on Whole Womans Health v. Hellerstedt, the 2016 Supreme Court decision invalidating a similar Texas law.

“Autonomy, Assisted Suicide, and Neil Gorsuch”

Here is a link to a very good essay by Tim Bradley. The essay is timely as we approach the confirmation hearings for Judge Gorsuch. Bradley discusses Gorsuch’s book on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia and concludes with this assessment: “Gorsuch’s analysis of the (lack of) limits of the broad definition of protected liberty advanced in Casey points to a lesson to be learned repeatedly: the autonomy-based “reasoned judgment” method of deciding constitutional issues involving “substantive due process” is deeply flawed, and it undermines the structure of our government by making the justices of the Supreme Court into legislators-in-chief.”

AUL urges Senate to confirm Judge Gorsuch

Here is a link to a LifeNews story discussing Americans United for Life’s support for the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court.

assisted suicide in Montana

Here is a story in the National Right to Life News about assisted suicide in Montana. Assisted suicide is technically prohibited in Montana but a decision by the Montana Supreme Court in 2009 held that a doctor who assisted in the death of a terminally ill, mentally competent patient would be immune from a homicide prosecution; the Court did not reach the broader state constitutional issue of whether there was a constitutional right to die with dignity.

The Montana legislature tried to change this by explicitly prohibiting assisted suicide. It appeared that the measure was going to pass but a legislator changed her vote and opposed the measure. Apparently she had intended to vote in favor of the ban on assisted suicide. Her mistake in voting prevented the passage of the law.

 

German court approves access to suicide drugs

Here is a link blog post by Alex Schadenberg on this very troubling development in Germany. Schadenberg  explains that this decision opens the door to the legalization of assisted suicide.

Here is his conclusion: “It is very sad how we forget our history and once again give legal power to allow one person to be involved with causing the death of others.”