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 a story in National Review about this morning’s decisions from the Supreme Court in the cases dealing with challenges to the Texas Heartbeat law. The Court allowed the challenges by abortion providers to continue as to certain defendants but allowed the law to remain in effect. Here is a link […]
Here is story from the Associated Press about the many pro-life laws that have recently been passed by state legislatures. The article also discusses how the courts might respond to suits challenging the constitutionality of these laws.
Here is a link to an item in the Human Life Review about the recent decision by the Polish Constitutional Court on eugenic abortion. At the link, there is also a translation of the decision.
Here is a link to a recent decision by the 5th Circuit invalidating a Texas law limiting D & E abortions. The vote was 2-1. Judge Willett wrote an impassioned dissent. Texas is likely to continue to defend the law; the most likely next step would be for the state to ask the full 5th […]
Here is a link a story in the National Law Journal about a decision from the United State Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The appellate court relied on Chief Justice Roberts’s opinion in June Medical. Roberts’s vote was the controlling factor in June Medical and he endorsed a view of the undue burden […]
Here is a link to a good piece in First Things by Carter Snead on the June Medical case. Here is his exhortation to the pro-life movement: “Now is the time to get back on our feet and return to the work of building a civilization of love, radical hospitality, and legal protection for unborn […]
Here is a link to a good essay by Erika Bachiochi on the June Medical case and what the decision means for the pro-life cause.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s admitting privileges law. The statute was similar to the Texas statute that the Court invalidated in 2016 in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Chief Justice Roberts joined with Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan. The Chief Justice concluded “that because Louisiana’s Act 620 imposes a […]
The latest edition of the Ave Maria Law Review contains several articles of interest. Here are the citations: Clarke D Forsythe & Rachel N. Morrison, Stare Decisis, Workability, and Roe v. Wade: An Introduction, 18 Ave Maria L. Rev. 48-108 (2020); Paul Benjamin Linton, The Pro-Life Movement at (Almost) Fifty: Where Do We Go From […]