Category Archives: Judicial

Federal Judge will not hear ACLU case to allow 17-year-old undocumented teen to have abortion

“Texas must not become a sanctuary state for abortions,” says state Attorney General By Dave Andrusko U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler Wednesday dismissed a request by the ACLU for a temporary restraining order to force HHS to

PPFA/ACLU Target Missouri’s pro-life SB5

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday Planned Parenthood, in conjunction with the ACLU, filed the latest in a string of lawsuits, this time a challenge to a component of SB 5, an omnibus pro-life measure passed during the

Missouri Supreme Court will hear Satanic Temple challenge to Missouri informed consent law

By Dave Andrusko We’ve written [here and here] about the legal challenge brought by an adherent of the Satanic Temple to Missouri’s 72-hour waiting period/informed consent law. Our last story ran just prior to a decision last week

“Indiana Judge Forbids Treating Aborted Babies Like Human Beings”

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt

By Mike Fichter, Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Editor’s note. This was posted on the webpage of Indiana Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. Daniel Payne, a senior contributor at The Federalist, posted a piece

Arkansas AG asks appeals court to reject PPFA’s attempt to block implementation of State’s law regulating chemical abortions

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject a request from Planned Parenthood that would prevent implementation of the state’s law requiring abortion clinics providing

London’s High Court rejects Conway legal challenge to suicide law

Mr Conway outside the Court. Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

The judges ruled the law was necessary to protect the vulnerable and respect the sanctity of life. By The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children–SPUC The High Court has rejected a legal challenge to the suicide

Federal court reverses itself, allows stay on two pro-life Missouri laws

By Dave Andrusko My apologies for not getting to these two stories from Missouri yesterday. The focus Tuesday was on the welcomed House passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on a vote of 237-189. Meanwhile

Judge upholds Iowa’s three-day waiting period

Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell Pool photo via KCCI-TV

By Dave Andrusko Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell ruled Monday that Iowa’s three-day waiting period is constitutional, rejecting a challenge from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, which

Supreme Court upholds conviction of Final Exit Network

By Dave Andrusko When the U.S. Supreme Court declined today to hear an appeal by the “Final Exit Network,” it means a 2015 conviction will stand against the assisted suicide advocacy group which was found guilty of

Missouri AG Hawley aggressively defends two pro-life state laws

By Dave Andrusko There’s been a flurry of activity since last Friday when the full 8th Circuit Court of Appeals placed a temporary stay on an order requiring the state of Missouri to issue licenses to additional

Planned Parenthood denied request to short circuit decision allowing Arkansas to enforce chemical abortion law

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker

By Dave Andrusko On July 28, a three judge panel of The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis vacated a preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker that had prevented Arkansas from

Ky. Gov. Bevin to appeal decision striking down state ultrasound law

Kentucky’s pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin today promised to appeal the decision handed down late Wednesday night by U.S. District Court Judge David Hale that struck down HB 2, the state’s new ultrasound law. “We are disappointed in