Categories
Abortion Constitutionality Late-term abortion

Mississippi AG Urges Supreme Court to Overrule Roe and Casey

On July 22, 2021, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed a hard-hitting brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization urging the  United States Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Here and here are links to articles on the filing. Dobbs involves the constitutionality of a Mississippi law banning […]

Categories
Abortion Constitutionality Down Syndrome abortions

Eighth Circuit Grants Rehearing En banc in Missouri Down Syndrome case

Here is a link to an order granting rehearing en banc in Reproductive Health Services v. Parson, which involves the constitutionality of Missouri’s ban on Down syndrome abortions. The ban was struck down last month but the full Eighth Circuit, in a sua sponte order, has now granted rehearing en banc. The federal courts are […]

Categories
Abortion Constitutionality

“Roe Must Go”

Here is a link to a good post by Robby George in First Things. In discussing the litigation choices facing Mississippi’s Attorney General in the Dobbs case, George states: “Lynn Fitch, the attorney general of Mississippi, faces the most consequential litigation decision of the last 50 years: whether to ask the Supreme Court to reverse […]

Categories
Abortion Constitutionality

Michael Stokes Paulsen on the Dobbs case

Michael Stokes Paulsen has two excellent essays on Public Discourse discussing the Dobbs case, which may result in the overruling of Roe and Casey. Part I focuses on  “why Dobbs is the most important abortion case to reach the Court in nearly thirty years—since Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), the case in which a splintered […]

Categories
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 […]

Categories
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.”

Categories
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, […]

Categories
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.”

Categories
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 […]

Categories
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 […]