INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Seventh Circuit has reversed an injunction blocking Indiana’s ban on the use of fetal tissue from aborted babies for experiments. Writing the majority opinion in the 2-1 ruling, U.S. Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook rejected District Court Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson’s assertion that the language of the 2016 law is unclear. “The district …Continue reading "U.S. Seventh Circuit Upholds Indiana Ban On Use Of Aborted Baby Parts For Experiments"
By Dave Andrusko In a major victory, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today upheld an Ohio law that made entities that perform or promote abortions, such as Planned Parenthood, ineligible to participate in six state-funded health programs. The 11-6 decision, written by Judge Jeffrey Sutton, overturned an April 2018 decision …Continue reading "Ohio ban on Planned Parenthood funding upheld by 6th Circuit"
By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday Madison County Judge Frank Barger granted Ryan Magers’ petition to represent the estate of his aborted child, “Baby Roe,” opening the way for him to sue the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville and a pharmaceutical company that makes and distributes the chemical abortifacient used in the 2017 …Continue reading "Judge allows Alabama man to proceed with suit for “wrongful death” of baby aborted against his wishes"
By Kentucky Right to Life An Amicus [friend of the court] Brief was posted on the Supreme Court docket website on Feb. 4 seeking clarification on the question: Whether a state ban on dismemberment abortions is unconstitutional where there is a reasonable medical debate that alternatives to the banned procedure are safe. The Brief is …Continue reading "Important Update to Kentucky Dismemberment Abortion Litigation"
Planned Parenthood Fails at Third Attempt to Eliminate Safety Provisions Designed to Protect Women’s Health, Missouri at an All-Time Low for Number of Abortions Last week, the U.S. District court for the Western District of Missouri denied a motion for preliminary injunction filed by Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood Great Plains (Planned Parenthood) in their …Continue reading "Federal Judge denies preliminary injunction, upholds Missouri’s Pro-Life Regulations"
By Dave Andrusko Give Planned Parenthood credit. They keep testing Missouri’s law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital and they keep getting shot down. On Friday Rudi Keller of the Columbia Daily Tribune reported that Obama appointee U.S. District Judge Brian Wimes “refused to issue a preliminary injunction that would have …Continue reading "Obama appointee refuses Planned Parenthood’s third request for injunction against Missouri law requiring admitting privileges"
By Indiana Right to Life WASHINGTON – The United States Supreme Court today rejected an appeal by abortion provider Whole Woman’s Health in its suit against the Texas Catholic Bishops Conference. In March 2018, Whole Woman’s Health served the Bishops with a subpoena, demanding access to decades’ worth of the Bishops’ communications regarding the topic …Continue reading "Supreme Court Rejects Appeal by Abortion Business in suit against Texas Catholic Bishops Conference"
Pro-abortionists sue to overturn S.B.145 By Dave Andrusko As anticipated, the Ohio abortion industry, led by Planned Parenthood, filed suit yesterday in U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Western Division, arguing Ohio’s law banning the dismemberment of living unborn children is unconstitutional. The law is scheduled to go into effect next …Continue reading "A.G. promises to “vigorously defend” Ohio’s ban on dismemberment abortions of living unborn children"
By Dave Andrusko Last August when we last wrote about the curious case of a member of the Satanic Temple’s challenge to Missouri’s 72- hour waiting period/informed consent law, there was good news and more ambivalent news. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had just ruled that “Mary Doe” could not challenge the law …Continue reading "Missouri Supreme Court unanimously upholds state’s 72-hour waiting period against challenge by member of Satanic Temple"
By Michael Cook There is a well-developed philosophical movement supporting voluntary childlessness. The most extreme exponent may be the South African ethicist David Benatar. His book Better Not to Have Been: the Harm of Coming into Existence created quite a stir in the media. Now an Indian man is drawing personal and legal consequences from …Continue reading "Indian man sues parents for giving birth to him"
WASHINGTON – With a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court granted an emergency request Thursday night to stay a 2014 Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Louisiana Unsafe Abortion Protection Act (Act 620) was previously upheld by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which previously refused …Continue reading "National Right to Life responds to Supreme Court decision to stay Louisiana’s “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act”"
On a 5-4 vote Court grants procedural stay Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch Would Have Allowed the Law to Go Into Effect On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court granted a Shreveport, Louisiana abortion facility’s emergency stay request, further delaying Louisiana’s attempt to enforce Act 620. The 2014 law requires abortion physicians to have admitting privileges at …Continue reading "Supreme Court puts Louisiana admitting privileges law on hold"