Skeptical judge places Arizona pro-life law under scrutiny

By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Douglas Rayes, appointed to the bench by former President Barack Obama, grilled the state of Arizona in a challenge brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights. At issue was SB 1457 which has multiple pro-life provisions. The one that has received the most attention makes it a felony for …

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Court hears “Missouri Stands for the Unborn”

By Dave Andrusko In an usual move, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decided in July to re-hear a three judge panel decision blocking “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act” in front of all 11 judges. Yesterday the full court heard the decision by U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs prohibiting Missouri from enforcing the law’s …

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8th Circuit to hear state defend “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act.”

By Dave Andrusko At 10:00 am today, the full (“en banc”) 8th Circuit Court of Appeals  will take up the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act.”  Judge Howard Sachs struck down two sets of provisions: one that prohibits abortions when the abortionist knows it is sought because the baby has Down syndrome; the second would …

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5th Circuit Panel refuses to block Texas Heartbeat law as legal challenges continue

By Dave Andrusko In a separate post today, we followed up with a few additional words on the 100% predictable decision by Joe Biden’s Justice Department to sue Texas over SB 8, its Heartbeat law. Attorney General Merrick Garland is “asking a judge to declare the measure unlawful, block its enforcement and ‘protect the rights …

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Biden Justice Department wants Texas Heartbeat law declared “invalid, null, and void”

By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today wrote last Friday and again earlier today, the Biden Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an attack on the Texas Heartbeat Act, asking for a judgment that SB8 be declared “invalid, null, and void” and for a permanent injunction preventing Texas from enforcing the law, which took effect …

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6th Circuit panel enjoins enforcement of comprehensive Tennessee pro-life laws

AG’s Office “plans to seek further review of the case” By Dave Andrusko Given the composition of a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, it came as no surprise  Friday that it upheld a 2020 ruling by Judge William Campbell enjoining a multi-faceted pro-life law passed by the Tennessee legislature. In …

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Montana Attorney General asks court to dismiss Planned Parenthood challenges to four pro-life laws

By Dave Andrusko On August 16, NRL News Today reported that a tweet from Planned Parenthood of Montana promised, “So, we’re suing Governor Greg Gianforte.”  And so they did–in September in a lawsuit filed in Yellowstone District Court –targeting four laws passed in this latest legislative session. Holly Michels of the Helena Independent Record summarized them, writing …

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Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion in Northern State of Coahuila

By Dave Andrusko With ten of the 11 justices participating, Mexico’s Supreme Court (the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico) unanimously decriminalized abortion in the Northern state of Coahuila. Prior to Tuesday’s decision, elective abortion up until 12 weeks was legal in only three states– Hidalgo, Oaxaca, and Veracruz –and in Mexico City.  While Tuesday’s decision …

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5th Circuit rejects pro-abortion challenges, Texas heartbeat law scheduled to go into effect Wednesday

By Dave Andrusko In spite of a slew of last-ditch pro-abortion efforts, Texas’s SB 8, which prohibits elective abortions after the preborn child’s heartbeat is detectable, is scheduled to go into effect this Wednesday. More than 20 “abortion providers”  had filed an emergency motion Saturday night asking the  5th Circuit Court of Appeals “to issue …

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Brooklyn Church Members Vindicated in Witness Outside of Queens Abortion Facility

Right to peacefully protest upheld By Thomas More Society In a stunning reversal Thursday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the rights of pro-life advocates to peacefully protest outside of a Queens, New York, abortion facility. The New York Attorney General’s office, under three consecutive attorneys general, falsely charged a group of peaceful pro-life supporters with …

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Injunction Creates Dangerous Gaps in Indiana Abortion Laws

By Indiana Right to Life On August 10, a federal district court judge knocked down a collection of pro-life laws in the state of Indiana, de-regulating abortion in significant ways. The decision creates a chasm in Indiana’s regulatory framework that will surely lead to more abortions and less respect for human life. The sweeping injunction, …

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A much needed second look at the important court decision upholding Texas’ ban on the dismemberment of living unborn children

By Dave Andrusko Last week NRL News Today celebrated a decision by the full 5th Circuit of Appeals to uphold a Texas law that bans the dismemberment of living unborn children. The vote was 9-5. (Three of the 17 judges recused themselves.) The lead opinion, jointly written by Judges Jennifer Walker Elrod and Don Willett …

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