Category Archives: Judicial

Judge dismisses 14 “invasion-of-privacy charges” against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt,

David Daleiden

By Dave Andrusko The legal case against Center for Medical Progress investigative reporters David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, already rickety, suffered a serious blow Wednesday afternoon when San Francisco Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite dismissed 14 “invasion-of-privacy charges” against them.

Georgia Supreme Court unanimously upholds law banning abortions of pain-capable unborn children

By Dave Andrusko In a unanimous decision handed down Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the state’s 2012 law that bans abortions of pain-capable babies except in very limited conditions. Justice Keith Blackwell wrote the opinion and

European Court of Human Rights extends life-support for Charlie Gard until ruling made

Judges will treat parents’ application to move son to the US for experimental therapy “with the utmost urgency” By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life It was a bittersweet first Father’ Day for Charlie Gard’s dad, Chris,

Federal judge hears challenge to Indiana’s new pro-life law

Judge Sarah Evans Barker

By Dave Andrusko Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, represented by the ACLU, had their day in court yesterday, challenging three provisions of Indiana’ Senate Bill 404 scheduled to go into effect July 1. Judging by media accounts, U.S. District

Britain’s highest court said national health service not obliged to provide free abortions to women coming from Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko In a split 3-2 decision, the UK Supreme Court agreed with two lower court decisions that Britain’s National Health Service (NHS)is not obliged to pay for the abortion of a woman who traveled to Britain from Northern

Little Charlie Gard receives death sentence the day Brits go to the polls

Charlie Gard

By Dave Andrusko Understandably, the British press’ attention (at least on domestic affairs) is heavily weighted in favor of coverage of their elections. They will have a new Parliament and possibly a new Prime Minister. But Jayne Backett was 200%

Parents lose UK Supreme Court fight to save Charlie Gard’s life

Charlie Gard

By Kathy Ostrowski, Policy & Research Director, Kansans for Life The British Supreme Court delivered devastating news today: they will not hold an emergency hearing to overturn a death verdict for baby Charlie Gard. The top court reaffirmed lower court

Date for oral arguments set on challenge to pro-life Amendment “YES on 1”

By Tennessee Right to Life More than two years after Tennesseans approved pro-life Amendment 1 by a vote of 53% – 47%, oral arguments have been set in the lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood abortion activists challenging the outcome of

Iowa Supreme Court recognizes claim for “wrongful birth”

Couple says they would have aborted if they knew child would be “disabled” By Dave Andrusko In a 6-1 ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court has overturned the dismissal of a suit that accused a doctor and others of failing to

Judge forces CMP “preview” video to be taken down, warns of possible contempt charges

U.S. District Judge William Orrick

By Dave Andrusko By the time you read this post, it’s possible there will be a new developments following yesterday’s move by U.S. District Judge William Orrick. According to the Associated Press on Thursday, Judge Orrick ordered David Daleiden, who

AG appeals to 8th Circuit to save Missouri pro-life law

U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs

By Dave Andrusko Characteristic of his aggressive posture, last week, one day after U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs refused to delay enforcing the preliminary injunction he issued last month in favor of Planned Parenthood, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley

Iowa Supreme Court extends TRO on new pro-life Iowa law

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady

By Dave Andrusko In the latest legal development in Iowa’s new abortion law–SF 471, a law that prohibits abortions at 20-weeks and beyond and requires a 72 hour waiting period–the state Supreme Court has extended a temporary halt on the