Abortion Constitutionality

“Arkansas Bans Most Abortions in Bid to Challenge Roe v. Wade”

Here is link to a story in the National Catholic Register describing developments in Arkansas. According to the article: “Governor Asa Hutchinson on March 9 signed Senate Bill 6, also known as the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortions except when medically necessary to save the life of the mother. “

Abortion Informed consent

Jeff Koloze on Debbie Garratt’s New Book

Here is a comment from Jeff Koloze about Debbie Garratt’s new book (the book is entitled “Alarmist Gatekeeping: Abortion“): “Abortion activists would appreciate this feminist perspective on the topic, which focuses on deceptive communication strategies, efforts to censor diversity of thought, and ways to empower women considering the abortion choice.”

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Title X Cases

The US Supreme Court today agreed to hear three cases involving a Department of Health and Human Services rule that prohibits recipients of Title X funds from making elective abortion referrals in Title X clinics and also requires them to maintain physical separation between those clinics and any abortion-related activities. The lower courts have issued […]

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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 […]

Pro Vita

Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Issue of Pro Vita is Now Available

Here is a link to the latest issue of Pro Vita, University Faculty for Life’s newsletter. The newsletter is edited by Margaret Hughes. The issue notes details about UFL’s 2021 annual meeting/conference. The theme of the conference is “Pro-Life Feminism, the Law, and Women’s Health.” The keynote speakers are Kathleen Mary Raviele, Erika Bachiochi, and […]

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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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“Belgian euthanasia is broken”

Here is a link to a good article by Michael Cook describing a recently published study demonstrating flaws in the Belgian practice of euthanasia. The study, by Kasper Raus, Bert Vanderhaegen, and Sigrid Sterckx, was recently published in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Here are some key findings, as summarized by Cook: “Yet the […]

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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.

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.


“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.”