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Abortion Constitutionality

Dave Andrusko on the Zeigler & Tsai analysis of pro-life strategy

Here is a good piece by Dave Andrusko in the National Right to Life News. Andrusko makes some good comments about a long essay by Mary Zeigler and Robert Tsai in Politico. That long essay  (“How the Anti-Abortion Movement Used the Progressive Playbook to Chip Away at Roe v. Wade,”) describes how “The tactics that advanced […]

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Abortion Constitutionality Down Syndrome abortions Eugenics Fetal anomolies and disabilities Sex-selection abortion

“Abortion as an Instrument of Eugenics”

Here is a link to an excellent piece by Michael Paulsen. The article was just published in the Harvard Law Review Forum. Paulsen discusses trait selection abortion bans, which are increasingly common. He notes that these bans “pose hugely important, stark, and seemingly unavoidable legal and moral challenges to the constitutional regime of Roe.”

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Abortion Constitutionality Down Syndrome abortions

Eighth Circuit Enjoins Missouri Down Syndrome Abortion Law

Here is a link to today’s decision by the Eighth Circuit affirming a district court decision enjoining Missouri’s Down Syndrome abortion law. The appellate court’s decision was 2-1 with Judge Stras in dissent. The Missouri law prohibits abortions if the provider “knows that the woman is seeking the abortion solely because of a prenatal diagnosis, […]

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Abortion International Presidential Actions

“In First 100 Days, Biden Redirects U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Abortion”

Here is a link to an article by Rebecca Oas about the Biden Administration’s policies promoting abortion. Oas states: “U.S. President Joe Biden has been in office less than half a year, but he is already on course to be the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history.”

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Abortion Constitutionality

Overruling Roe v. Wade: Lessons from the Death penalty

Here is a link to an article by Paul Linton on overruling Roe v. Wade. With the Supreme Court’s grant of cert in Dobbs, this article couldn’t be more timely. Here is a portion of the abstract: “This article argues that, just as Justices Brennan and Marshall misread the “signs of the times” regarding the […]

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University Faculty for Life

Spring 2021 issue of ProVita is now available++Conference information included

Here is a link to the latest issue of ProVita, the newsletter of University Faculty for Life. Thanks to Margaret Hughes for her  work in editing the newsletter!!! This issue contains information about the upcoming University Faculty for Life conference. The conference will be held on Saturday June 5, 2021 via Zoom. The conference theme […]

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Abortion Artificial Wombs and the Right to Life Human embryos Philosophy Politics UFL's Newsletter Uncategorized

a pro-life foundational argument well explained (with links to more)

Paul Stark has brilliantly woven in a new analogy (pizza making) to make clear the fundamental distinction between the construction of things and the development of life. (The German Constitutional Court in 1975 and 1993 supported this distinction. That support can be found via one of the articles linked in Stark’s piece.) Unborn children aren’t […]

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Abortion Constitutionality Down Syndrome abortions Eugenics

Dave Andrusko on Down syndrome abortion bans

Here is a good story by Dave Andrusko on laws banning Down syndrome abortions. Andrusko highlights the changing legal landscape and also mentions the importance of Justice Thomas’s opinion in the Box case in which Thomas empathized that such bans “promote a State’s compelling interest in preventing abortion from becoming a tool of modern-day eugenics.”

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Abortion Constitutionality

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Mississippi Abortion Case

The US Supreme Court today agreed to decide Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. For background on Dobbs, see this link. The Court limited its consideration to the first question presented by Mississippi’s cert petition: “Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” The cert petition was filed almost a year ago and there […]

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Abortion Artificial Wombs and the Right to Life

“Artificial Wombs and the Right to Life”

Here is a link to an excellent article in Public Discourse. In the article, Phillip Wozniak and Ashley Fernandes discuss the important ethical issues surrounding the development of artificial wombs. The development of this technology has the potential to reshape the date about abortion rights. As Wozniak and Fernandes note, “if stopping gestation no longer […]