8th circuit to hear challenge to three pro-life 2019 laws passed by Arkansas

By Dave Andrusko Linda Satter, who writes for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, posted an intriguing story today about an upcoming hearing in which a three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis will hear Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s request that the  panel vacate  U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker’s injunction and allow three …

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Protecting women under fire in two court cases

By Dave Andrusko In this post we will discuss two court cases. One brought by the ACLU against pro-life Tennessee legislation, the other a response by the Food and Drug Administration in which the FDA defending requirements intended to protect women who are taking chemical abortifacients. With regard to the ACLU and Tennessee, here’s what …

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Supreme Court of Texas to hear Baby Tinslee appeal; new video contradicts Cook Children’s claims

Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth asked the Supreme Court of Texas on August 20 for permission to remove Baby Tinslee Lewis’s ventilator against her mother’s will. The Second Court of Appeals issued a comprehensive ruling in July that argued the 10-Day Rule is likely unconstitutional, and that Tinslee’s mother, Trinity, will likely prevail …

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4th Circuit clashes with 9th Circuit over Trump Administration’s “Protect Life” rule

By Dave Andrusko Putting itself at odds with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and opening the way to a possible resolution by the Supreme Court, the full 4th U.S. Court of Appeals on Thursday permanently enjoined the Trump Administration’s “Protect Life” rule which requires recipients of Title X family planning money not to …

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4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Injunction of Title X Funding Rules in Maryland

Divided Court Affirms Permanent Injunction WASHINGTON — The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled in an 8-6 decision to uphold a lower court’s decision to permanently block implementing the Trump Administration’s rules regarding Title X funding in the state of Maryland. “Yesterday’s ruling makes Maryland the only state in the union that …

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8th Circuit to hear lawsuit challenging “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act” in September

By Dave Andrusko On May 24, 2019, when pro-life Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed the “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act” into law, Missouri Right to Life described the law as “groundbreaking legislation that will save lives and set the standard for pro-life legislation nationwide.” Pro-abortionists inevitably challenge pro-life legislation but likely not even Gov. …

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Texas asks full 5th circuit to allow it to enforce its ban on the dismemberment of living unborn children

By Dave Andrusko When we last wrote about Senate Bill 8, the Texas law banning the dismemberment of living unborn babies, it was to update you on proceedings in the 5th Circuit in New Orleans. A three-judge panel, which had previously heard oral arguments regarding a 2017 decision by a Federal District Court out of …

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ACLU asks full 8th Circuit to hear challenge to four pro-life Arkansas laws upheld by three-judge panel

By Dave Andrusko On August 7, a three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a decision by U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker who had issued a preliminary injunction against four pro-life bills passed in 2017 by the Arkansas legislature. Judges Smith, Wollman, and Grasz said the laws should be reconsidered in light …

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Indiana scores victory over Planned Parenthood in abortion ultrasound lawsuit

  By Lisa Bourne Planned Parenthood has conceded defeat in its lawsuit challenging Indiana’s abortion ultrasound law, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Thursday. Indiana’s law requiring ultrasounds at least 18 hours before women undergo abortions was passed in 2016 but has been blocked by a federal judge’s ruling since 2017. The ruling was upheld by a …

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Indiana’s 18-Hour Ultrasound Law To Go Back Into Effect After State’s Largest Abortion Business Drops Suit

By Indiana Right to Life INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s 18-hour ultrasound law will go back into effect on January 1, 2021, as a result of Indiana’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood, conceding it will not win its suit which has blocked the law since 2017. The ultrasound law, part of the 2016 Dignity for the Unborn …

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Reasons to hope in Sixth Circuit

By Kentucky Right to Life In late June we reported on the Supreme Court decision that ruled against Louisiana’s 2014 ‘Unsafe Abortion Protection Act’, the June v. Russo case. Pro-lifers had hoped SCOTUS would require abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges with nearby hospitals. Instead, the Justices’ decision has caused a wave of motions …

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Satanic temple offers ‘religious abortion ritual’ to affirm mother killing her child

The Satanic Temple is appealing to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to assert its religious right to facilitate abortions unburdened by state restrictions. By Johnathon van Maren August 12, 2020 — For some time now, the Satanic Temple — headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts due to the witch trial connection — has been campaigning for abortion. …

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