Category Archives: Supreme Court

Deconstructing Justice Harry Blackmun, author of Roe v. Wade

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Beginning today, as we begin to think about the approach of the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we will run articles from the past which relate directly [or even indirectly] to

Much more behind the abortion of the undocumented teenager than we’ve been led to believe

By Dave Andrusko Hats off to Margot Cleveland, writing brilliantly today at the Federalist. “Supreme Court Throws Shade On ACLU’s Illegal Immigrant Abortion Shenanigans” is must reading, a welcome corrective to the narrative about the undocumented, unaccompanied

Free Speech for Pregnancy Centers?

The Supremes Will Decide By John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris Another critical free speech case has made its way to the Supreme Court. I’ll explain why it matters—especially to pro-life advocates. On November 13th, the Supreme

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to California Law Violating Key Free Speech, Religious Freedom Rights

By Jay Hobbs In 2015, the state of California passed a law forcing privately funded pro-life pregnancy centers to promote taxpayer-funded abortions, threatening crippling fines for noncompliance. As of Monday morning, that edict is under review by

Supreme Court agrees to hear pro-life challenge to compelled pro-abortion speech

By Dave Andrusko In late October, we wrote there was a growing sense that the Supreme Court would weigh in one of the most significant free-speech (or in this compelled speech) cases of our time. That was

Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on California law that forces pro-life centers to promote abortion

Editor’s note. The following comes from ADF, the Alliance Defending Freedom. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to weigh in on a California law that forces pro-life pregnancy care centers to provide free advertising for

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to vacate D.C. Circuit ruling in “Jane Doe’s” abortion, asks for disciplinary action against her lawyers

By Dave Andrusko When we wrote about the case of “Jane Doe,” the undocumented teenager from Central America who wanted to abort, second only to the life of that individual child in importance was that the ACLU

As Justice Gorsuch is sworn in, President Trump describes him as “a man who is deeply faithful to the Constitution of the United States”

Justice Neil Gorsuch is sworn in by Associate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy as President Trump and Mrs. Gorsuch look on. (Chip Somodevilla [Getty Images])

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the

Twenty-five years later, why the Supreme Court’s Casey decision is so wrong

The late Chief Justice William Rehnquist

By Paul Stark The U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal nationwide in 1973. Fewer Americans know about the Court’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey ruling, which reaffirmed but also significantly altered the Roe decision.

This Day in History: Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health

By Dave Andrusko Perusing through old issues of National Right to Life News, I [re]discovered it was on June 15, 1983, that the Supreme Court gutted several very commonsense limitations on abortion in the case known as

47 years ago Harry Blackmun sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko Each January 22 pro-lifers commemorate the anniversary of one of the darkest day in American jurisprudence: the day, in 1973, when the Supreme Court handed down its infamous tandem decisions of Roe v. Wade

Pro-abortion Justice Ginsburg on Roe, Casey, and the future of abortion

By Dave Andrusko To Washington, DC, gossip and rumors are the secular equivalent of the bread of life. Thus, as surely as night follows day, now that Judge Neil Gorsuch is Justice Neil Gorsuch, there is rampant