Judge reinstates Arizona law which banned most abortions

By Dave Andrusko On Friday, a day before a law banned abortion after the 15th week was to take effect, Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson lifted the injunction that had prevented the state from enforcing a  1901 law that outlawed most abortions.  When the Supreme Court handed down its Roe v. Wade decision …

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Indiana AG asks State Supreme Court to take up ACLU challenge to Senate Bill 1, bypassing Court of Appeals

“The urgency of this matter cannot be overstated.” By Dave Andrusko Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is requesting the state Supreme Court to accept jurisdiction in the ACLU’s challenge to Senate Bill 1, Indiana’s new comprehensive abortion law, rather than the case first going before the Court of Appeals of Indiana. Judge Kelsey Blake Hanlon …

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Judge Romanick again denies North Dakota’s request to let its comprehensive abortion ban take effect

By Dave Andrusko Here we go again. On September 9th, North Dakota Solicitor General Matthew Sagveen and Assistant Attorney General Courtney Titus asked Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick to lift his stay on a trigger law banning abortion that he had granted to Red River Women’s Clinic, “arguing he failed to make the state’s lone …

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Judge indicates he will issue second temporary restraining order on Ohio’s Heartbeat Law

By Dave Andrusko As anticipated,  Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Christian Jenkins extended for another six weeks the temporary restraining order that blocked Ohio’s  Heartbeat Law, Senate Bill 23,  from going in effect, according to lawyers for both sides. The judge set October 7 as the day attorneys will “explain whether he should grant …

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Judge to hear challenge to Indiana’s comprehensive ban on abortion

By Dave Andrusko Special Judge Kelsey Hanlon, who is overseeing a challenge to Indiana’s comprehensive abortion ban, will hear arguments from the two sides today. Hanlon declined to block SB 1 last week and it took effect September 15. On Friday, two judges recused themselves from hearing the case and neither judge offered an explanation. …

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 Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejects governor’s request to fast-track lawsuit to fight Constitutional Amendment

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pro-abortion Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has been handed a legal setback in his effort to stop a Constitutional Amendment which would guarantee that there is no Constitutional right to taxpayer funding of abortion and would keep abortion out of the state Constitution. The Pennsylvania  Supreme Court …

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Court hearing on Indiana’s abortion ban to take place after the law takes effect

By Dave Andrusko On Monday, Judge Kelsey Hanlon, who is overseeing a challenge to Indiana’s comprehensive abortion ban, set September 19 as the date for a court hearing , which is four days after the law takes effect. On Friday, two judges recused themselves from hearing the case. Neither judge offered an explanation. “The lawsuit …

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Ohio Supreme Court agrees to dismisses challenge to Heartbeat Law, case returns to lower court judge to decide whether to temporarily block the law

By Dave Andrusko This morning the Ohio Supreme Court acceded to a request by pro-abortion forces to dismiss the challenge to Ohio’s Heartbeat law brought in June “paving the way for a Hamilton County judge to rule on a request to temporarily block the law while it is sorted out in court,” Laura Hancock reported. …

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After two judges recuse themselves, Judge Kelsey Hanlon agrees to hear lawsuit against Indiana’s bill prohibiting almost all abortions

By Dave Andrusko Indiana’s Senate Bill 1 was the first new protective pro-life law  passed by a state legislature following the June 24th overturn of Roe v. Wade. With the law scheduled to take effect September 15, pro-abortionists are busy filing lawsuit asking for a preliminary injunction. On Friday, after two judges recused themselves from …

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North Dakota asks Judge Bruce Romanick to allow abortion trigger law to take effect

By Dave Andrusko In a brief filed by Solicitor General Matthew Sagveen and Assistant Attorney General Courtney Titus,  the  state of North Dakota has asked Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick to lift his stay on a trigger law banning abortion, “arguing he failed to make the state’s lone abortion clinic show a likelihood of winning …

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Florida’s AG asks state Supreme Court to reverse its position that a privacy clause in the State Constitution protects right to abortion 

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday, Attorney General Ashley Moody asked the Florida Supreme Court to “reverse a decades-old position that a privacy clause in the state Constitution protects abortion rights,” according to CBS Miami. Lawyers in Moody’s office “addressed the issue in a 44-page document arguing that the Supreme Court should reject an effort by …

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