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Elizabeth Kirk on “The Meaning of Kansas”

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.

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Richard Doerflinger on Cardinal John O’Connor

Here is a link to an excellent essay by Richard Doeflinger reflecting on the many pro-life contributions of Cardinal John O’Connor.

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“The Magnificence of Dobbs”

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, […]

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Roe and Casey Overruled!!!

In a tremendous victory for the pro-life movement, the Court overruled Roe and Casey. Here is a link to the Dobbs opinion.  Here is a link to a LifeNews story.

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Paulsen on the Dobbs Draft

Here is an excellent piece by Michael Stokes Paulsen on the Dobbs draft. Here us his conclusion: “the Dobbs draft deserves three cheers — even if the cheering must remain tentative. The decision, if it turns out to resemble the draft, will join the pantheon of greatest Supreme Court decisions of all time.”

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Draft Opinion Overruling Roe and Casey

Here is link to the Politico report. The report includes a draft opinion overruling Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The draft opinion was purportedly written by Justice Alito and allegedly reflects the views of five Justices (Alito, Thomas, Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, and Barrett). The opinion is, of course, not final and opinions and […]

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6th Circuit Allows Tennessee’s Ban on Down Syndrome Abortions to go into Effect

Here is an AP story on the Sixth Circuit’s oder allowing Tennessee’s ban on Down syndrome abortions to go into effect. The court is apparently allowing the statute to go into effect pending the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case.

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Alexandra DeSanctis on the new New Jersey Law on Abortion

Here is a good article by Alexandra DeSanctis on the new New Jersey law protecting access to abortion. The article makes it clear that if the Supreme Court overrules Roe and Casey the battle over abortion will switch to the states. And states such as New Jersey have moved to aggressively protect access to abortion. […]

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“The Religious Question and Abortion”

Here is a link to a good post by Teresa Collett addressing “The Religious Question and Abortion.” Collett addresses the line of questioning during the recent oral arguments in the Dobbs case by Justice Sotomayor who suggested that opposition to abortion is necessarily based on religion. I have addressed this issue in this article. Sotomayor’s […]

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Oral Arguments in Dobbs

Yesterday (December 1, 2021), the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Dobbs involves the constitutionality of Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, which prohibits most abortions after 15 weeks. Dobbs affords the Court yet another opportunity to jettison Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Most observers thought […]