Supreme Court to hear important abortion case

Here is a link to a report on Scotusblog about the Court’s grant of cert in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. The Court will address two provisions of a Texas statute:¬†a requirement that the doctors who perform abortions¬†have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their office and that abortion facilities meet the same health standards as other ambulatory surgical centers.

This is the Court’s first abortion case since the partial-birth abortion case (Gonzalez v. Carhart) in 2007.

Court to rule on abortion clinic restrictions

Here is a link to a story on LifeSiteNews.


Richard Myers

Richard S. Myers, the Vice-President of UFL, is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, and Religious Freedom. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College and earned his law degree at Notre Dame, where he won the law school's highest academic prize. He began his legal career by clerking for Judge John F. Kilkenny of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Myers also worked for Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Washington, D.C. He taught at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law before joining the Ave Maria faculty. He is a co-editor of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives (Catholic University of American Press, 2004) and a co-editor of Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (Scarecrow Press, 2007). He has also published extensively on constitutional law in law reviews and also testified before Congressional and state legislative hearings on life issues. Married to Mollie Murphy, who is also on the faculty at Ave Maria School of Law, they are the proud parents of six children - Michael, Patrick, Clare, Kathleen, Matthew, and Andrew.