5th Circuit upholds Texas’s and Louisiana’s defunding of Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko On Monday the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (“en banc”) vacated  a preliminary injunction that prevented Texas and Louisiana from excluding Planned Parenthood from their Medicaid programs. The decision by the New Orleans-based court “also affects Mississippi, which is under 5th Circuit jurisdiction,” wrote the Associated Press’s Kevin McGill. “The issue …

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6th Circuit upholds Tennessee law banning abortions performed because the baby is diagnosed with Down syndrome

By Dave Andrusko On Friday the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the state of Tennessee a big victory when a three-judge panel ruled the state could begin enforcing a ban on abortion, except to save the mother’s life, when the abortionist knows that the woman is seeking the abortion because of the child’s …

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Joins 18-State Coalition to Protect Unborn Babies from Discriminatory Abortion

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday we posted a story outlining how 18 states had come to together in support of Tennessee’s House Bill 2263. As you recall, no sooner had the law passed than U.S. District Judge William Campbell immediately granted a temporary restraining order at the request of Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties …

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Kentucky AG leads 18-state coalition in support of pro-life Tennessee law

By Dave Andrusko Back in July, NRL News Today posted multiple stories on the passage in Tennessee of a multi-faceted pro-life measure that, among other provisions, banned abortions except to save the mother’s life If the doctor knows that the woman is seeking an abortion because of the child’s sex or race. If the doctor …

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Hospital appeals to U.S. Supreme Court to remove life support from baby Tinslee Lewis

By Anne Marie Williams, RN, BSN  November 11–In October, Live Action News reported that the Supreme Court of Texas had refused Cook Children’s Hospital’s request to remove baby Tinslee Lewis‘s life support, which would have overturned a July appeals court injunction requiring that Tinslee’s medical care continue.  The July ruling was significant for Tinslee’s case specifically, and was also …

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Planned Parenthood Controls Michigan Supreme Court Now

By Right to Life of Michigan This is extremely bad, for a lot of reasons you might guess. We’ll see how bad this 4 to 3 pro-abortion Michigan Supreme Court majority ends up being, but this provides yet another vital lesson of how elections have consequences, and why the Right to Life of Michigan PAC operates …

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Tennessee appeals judge’s decision striking down state’s 48 hour waiting period

By Dave Andrusko Last month we reported on a decision by Senior United States District Judge Bernard A. Friedman to permanently enjoined enforcement of Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period, which has been in effect since 2015. On Wednesday, state Attorney General Herbert Slatery filed a motion in the U.S. District Court in Nashville asking that the law …

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Attorney General Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case in Defense of Kentucky’s Live Dismemberment Abortion Law

Law prohibits abortions in which an unborn child is dismembered while still alive Editor’s note. This update was provided by the office of Daniel Cameron, the Attorney General of Kentucky. FRANKFORT, Ky. – On Friday Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a petition for a writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court asking the …

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Trump appointee offers brilliant critique of appeals court decision to overturn Texas’ ban on the dismemberment of living unborn children

By Dave Andrusko We addressed this briefly last week but a decision by a divided 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel to strike down Texas’s prohibition against the dismemberment of living unborn babies is surely worth a further look. Especially so because even as I was writing this update, I learned that the dissenter in …

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Think Judges Don’t Impact YOUR Life? Think again.

By Texas Right to Life  Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post dated October 17. The Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) delivered more time to Baby Tinslee Lewis, an ill 20-month-old in a Fort Worth hospital. Through a long legal battle, Cook Children’s Medical Center has sought to impose death on this baby since …

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Big victory for Kentucky in 6th Circuit decision

By Dave Andrusko  It’s been over a year since a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard EMW Women’s Surgical Center, et al. v. Friedlander, but on Friday they reached the correct conclusion by upholding  a Kentucky pro-life law. Challenged by the ACLU, a Kentucky abortion clinic, and Planned Parenthood, the law …

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Federal judge strikes down Tennessee’s 48 hour waiting period

By Dave Andrusko Tennessee Right to Life responded with indignation to Wednesday’s decision by a federal judge to declare unconstitutional a 48 hour waiting period before a woman obtains an abortion: With complete disregard for the health and safety of Tennessee’s women and unborn children, Senior United States District Judge Bernard A. Friedman permanently enjoined …

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