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6th Circuit Refuses to Grant Stay of Ruling Enjoining Tennessee Abortion Law

Here is link to today’s Sixth Circuit 2-1 decision refusing to grant a stay of a federal district court ruling enjoining provisions of Tennessee law relating to abortion. The Tennessee  law imposes waiting periods before a woman can obtain an abortion. Such laws have been regularly upheld by the courts. As the dissent by Judge […]

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“Pro-Life Campaign to Curb Down-Syndrome Abortions Gains Steam”

Here is a link to a good article by Alexandra DeSanctis on the effort to ban Down-Syndrome abortions. The article describes Governor Kristi Noem’s efforts to promote protective legislation in South Dakota. “God created each of us and endowed all of us with the right to life. This is true for everyone, including those with […]

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“President Biden Signs Executive Order to Fund the Global Abortion Industry”

Here is a link to a story by Stefano Gennarini on the new executive order from President Biden. As expected, Biden rescinded the Mexico City Policy,  which prevents US funding of groups that perform or promote abortion.

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Abortion Constitutionality

Ed Whelan on the Dobbs case

Here is a link to a National Review piece by Ed Whelan arguing that the US Supreme Court ought to grant review in the Dobbs case, which involves the constitutionality of Mississippi’s law banning abortion after 15 weeks gestational age.

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“Lights and Shadows” on Roe’s 48th Anniversary

Here is a good column by Richard Doerflinger reflecting on the “lights and shadows” on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. He ends on this note: “Pro-life Americans should move forward with hope that we can make things better for the weakest and most defenseless among us, and for the soul of America.”

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Biden affirms support for Roe v. Wade

Here is a link to a story from the Catholic News Agency reporting on a statement issued by President Biden in which the new President affirms his support for abortion rights and for appointing judges who will support abortion rights. Biden has also indicated his support for abortion funding. Most think he will soon reverse […]

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48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22, 2021

The 48th anniversary of the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade is later this week.  Here is a link to my article entitled “Re-Reading Roe v. Wade,” which was presented at Washington & Lee Law School at a 2013 conference organized by Sam Calhoun. Here is a link to Clarke Forsythe’s book on Roe.

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Richard Doerflinger on the Equality Act and Abortion

Here is a link to a good article by Richard Doerflinger on the Equality Act and abortion. Here is his conclusion: The “abortion as health care” campaign advanced by the Equality Act effectively defines the unborn child out of existence. It treats the child as merely a “physical condition” of the mother that health professionals […]

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“Arkansas Case Shows Path Forward for Banning Down Syndrome Abortions”

Here is link to a good article by Michael Cook discussing a recent Eighth Circuit case, which I noted a few days ago. Cook highlights the concurring opinion by Judge Erickson who highlighted the link between abortion and modern-day eugenics. That link has been made forcefully by Justice Clarence Thomas.

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Gerry Bradley on President Biden and Abortion

Here is a good article by Gerry Bradley from First Things entitled “Biden’s Promise to Codify Roe.” Bradley explains that the codification of Roe would mean that the reversal of Roe by the US Supreme Court would have very little impact. That’s because the conservatives on the Court are likely to continue to take the […]