Abortion Legislation

Lipinski on the “Women’s Health Protection Act”

Here is a link to a good essay in Public Discourse by Daniel Lipinski. He discusses the Women’s Health Protection Act, which was recently passed by the House. Lipinski explains that this radical, pro-abortion bill may come back to haunt the Democratic Party. Here is his concluding paragraph:

“As the Democratic Party moves further into abortion extremism at the national level, it is hard to imagine the party embracing a more moderate stance. Absent a miracle, it will likely only happen when party leaders wake up to the electoral downside. The 2022 midterms could prompt this awakening. The Democratic Party, of course, won’t become a pro-life party in the foreseeable future. But party leaders may finally realize that they need to make room in a big tent for the one in four Democratic voters who identify as pro-life. The passage of this dreadful bill could be Democrats’ wake-up call.”

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.