Here is a link to a report about the March 21, 2023 decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The Court, in a 5-4 decision, found that the Oklahoma state constitution contains a limited right to an abortion when an abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother,
Author: 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. http://www.avemarialaw.edu/index.cfm?event=faculty.bio&pid=11705E7D4E0111010366
Here is a link to an excellent article by Hadley Arkes on the Born-Alive Survivors of Abortion Protection Act. The article traces the history of earlier legislation–the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, in its various versions.
Here is a link to a good essay by Richard Stith. Stith states: “I’m grateful that the majority of the US Supreme Court in its 2022 Dobbs case overturned the Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision (and the 1992 Casey decision) that had declared the existence of a constitutional right to elective abortion. Some of my friends are disappointed, however, […]
Here is a link to a good article by Rachel Morrison detailing the Biden Administration’s response to the Dobbs decision.
Here is a link to an article in the National Right to Life News about this important decision. This decision follows the trend (which is of course not universal) of state supreme courts (even quite liberal such courts) rejecting the argument that there is a fundamental constitutional right to assisted suicide under the state constitution. […]
Here is a link to a report from ADF International about an important ruling from the European Court of Human Rights. “In a major case on the right to life, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in favour of Tom Mortier, son of Godelieva de Troyer, who died by lethal injection in 2012, aged […]
EPPC Pro-Life Statement
Here is link to very good statement from the Ethics & Public Policy Center. The statement is entitled “Protecting the Unborn: A Scholars’ Statement of Pro-Life Principle and Political Prudence.” The statement advances two key points: “the first of pro-life principle, the second of political prudence. First, the principle: Just as justice requires us to […]
Here is a link to an excellent essay by Elizabeth Kirk entitled “The Meaning of Kansas: Lessons from a Pro-Life Defeat.” Kirk explores the lessons from the recent defeat of the Kansas “Value them Both” constitutional amendment. Kirk explains that the defeat is not properly understood as a rebuke of Dobbs.
Here is a link to an excellent essay by Richard Doeflinger reflecting on the many pro-life contributions of Cardinal John O’Connor.
Here is a link to an excellent essay in Public Discourse by Michael Stokes Paulsen on the Dobbs decision Paulsen states: “Dobbs may be the most important, magnificent, rightly decided Supreme Court case of all time. It is restorative of constitutional principle. It upholds the values of representative, democratic self-government, and the rule of law, […]