Here is a link to a good essay in Public Discourse by Justin Dyer. Pro-lifers know that Justice Blackmun’s opinion in Roe v. Wade relied upon a terribly mistaken history of abortion. Blackmun’s historical account has been refuted so many times that it is somewhat surprising that the same arguments are being made on the […]
Here is a link to a recent essay by John Finnis and Robert George. The essay is a response to a paper by Aaron Tang. In a recent paper, Tang argued that pro-life advocates (such as Finnis and George) have inaccurately described the historical record about the number of states that prohibited abortion in 1868 […]
UFL board member Lynn Wardle has written an article for CNSNews.com called “Disintegration of Sexual and Marital Morality Is Having a Detrimental Impact on Society.” Wardle highlights the detrimental effect Roe v. Wade has had on U.S. culture. He also discusses the possibility that the U.S. can reverse the trend.
Here is a link to “41 Years Later: Why Roe Said What It Did,” Justin Buckley Dyer’s summary of Clarke Forsythe’s book, Abuse of Discretion on the Library of Law and Liberty web page. Forsythe, a man who has spent his life for pro-life causes, makes a strong case for returning the issue back to American […]
Here is a link to my post on Mirror of Justice highlighting Clarke Forsythe’s new book on Roe v. Wade. http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2013/08/clarke-forsythes-book-on-roe-v-wade.html Clarke has presented some of the work reflected in the book at University Faculty for Life conferences in recent years. Earlier this year, Linda Greenhouse noted that hardly anyone reads Roe v. Wade anymore. Clake […]
The Francis Lewis Law Center of the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, VA, is sponsoring a symposium called Roe at 40, The Controversy Continues, Nov. 7-8, 2013. Among the keynote speakers will be Caitlin Borgmann is a professor of law at CUNY School of Law, and Michael Paulsen is a professor of […]
Over on the Human Life Review blog, John M. Grondelski, former associate dean of the School of Theology, at Seton Hall University poses the question Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg Getting Mellow in Her Old Age? His comments accord with those of UFL member Sam Calhoun in his presentation critiquing the Siegel-Greenhouse book, Before Roe v. Wade.
In his presentation, “The Logic of Roe v. Wade and the Quality of Its Arguments,” Frank Beckwith noted that James Witherspoon’s 1985 article, Reexamining Roe: nineteenth-century abortion statutes and the Fourteenth Amendment, is the best short critique of Justice Blackmun’s distorted history of abortion law in Roe v. Wade. Add to this Joseph Dellapenna’s magisterial work, Dispelling […]