Here is a link to an article by Ed Whelan on the August 23, 2023 decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of that state’s heartbeat law. The Court (by a 4-1 vote) rejected the argument that the law (which prohibits abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat) violated the state […]
Here is a link to a story by Ed Whelan on the August 16, 2023 decision by the Fifth Circuit. The appellate court upheld important parts of the trial court’s order that found that the FDA’s approval of mifepristone was unlawful. The lower court’s ruling is, however, on hold pending Supreme Court review. Here is […]
Here is a link to an essay by Margot Cleveland on the abortion pill case. Cleveland reviews Judge Kacsmaryk’s April 7, 2023 ruling enjoining the FDA’s approval of the abortion drugs (mifepristone and misoprostol).
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,
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 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.