Here is a link to a LifeNews story on a decision from a federal district court judge blocking enforcement of an Alabama abortion law that would have banned most abortions. The ruling was not unexpected. Alabama plans to appeal the ruling. A story on courthousenews.com detailed the reaction of Alabama’s Attorney General: “Alabama Attorney General Steve […]
Here is a link to a very good article on the June Medical Services case. June Medical Services involves the constitutionality of Louisiana’s admitting privileges law. The case will be argued before the US Supreme Court later this Term.
Here is a link to a good essay by Kevin Walsh analyzing the June Medical Services case, which the Supreme Court recently agreed to review. Here is his concluding paragraph: “Instead of expecting anything dramatic, look for Roberts to engage in a careful comparison and contrast of the record on review, which differs significantly for […]
That is the title of a recent report issued by the US National Council on Disabilities. Michael Cook’s recent essay describes the report. Cook also notes that the media have largely overlooked the report. Here is Cook’s last paragraph: “It cannot be repeated too often: a civilization is measured by the quality of its care for the […]
Here is a link to a LifeNews story on the October 11, 2019 decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirming a lower court decision that enjoined a Ohio law prohibiting abortion due to the disability of the unborn child. The decision was 2-1. The dissent, by Judge Alice M. […]
The US Supreme Court decided to review the June Medical Services case, which involves the constitutionality of Louisiana’s law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. In 2016, the Court invalidated a similar Texas law in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. In September 2018, in June Medical Services, the […]
Here is a link to an October 1, 2019 decision by a federal judge in Georgia invalidating Georgia’s heartbeat law. This ruling is consistent with other decisions from around the country invalidating heartbeat laws, which prohibit abortion after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable.
Here is a link to a Lifenews story on a September 30, 2019 decision by United States District Judge Henry Hudson of the Eastern District of Virginia. Judge Hudson upheld the portions of the law that require an ultrasound, that impose a 24-hour waiting period, and that require that physicians perform abortions. The court also partially upheld the requirement that abortions […]
Here is a link to Patrick Lee’s essay discussing the book by Samuel and Maureen Condic. Here is a brief summary from Lee’s essay. In Human Embryos, Human Beings, A Scientific and Philosophical Approach philosopher Samuel Condic and Neurobiologist Maureen Condic advance a careful and detailed case for the proposition that a human being comes to be at […]
Here is a link to a statement by HHS Secretary Alex Azar. The statement, before a UN meeting on universal health coverage, stated forcefully that “there is no international right to an abortion.”