District Court to hear oral arguments Monday in lawsuit challenging three pro-life Arkansas laws

By Dave Andrusko It’s official. On Monday the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas will hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging three pro-life laws brought by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. All three are scheduled to go into effect next Wednesday. “The plaintiffs requested a temporary restraining order and a permanent injunction …

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Indiana AG will take a different route to salvage state law banning the dismemberment of living unborn babies

By Dave Andrusko In a strategic decision, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Wednesday that rather than appeal a federal judge’s order blocking the state’s ban on dismemberment abortion from going into effect, his office will proceed to summary judgment. As NRL News Today reported, on July 1–three days before HEA 1211 would have gone …

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Oklahoma Judge uphold state law banning the dismemberment of living unborn children

By Dave Andrusko It took four years and three months, but Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong today upheld the state’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. In 2015, the bill passed the state House of Representatives, 84-2 and the state Senate 37-4 and was signed into law by pro-life Gov. Gov. Mary Fallin. …

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9th Circuit upholds Title X rules denying funds to health facilities that perform or promote abortion

By Dave Andrusko Can’t say I saw this one coming. The notoriously pro-abortion 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected emergency bids to temporarily set aside a June 20 decision rendered by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit that allowed the Trump administration’s family planning rules to go effect. Ridiculed as a “gag rule,” …

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Vincent Lambert is going to die

France’s highest court rules that doctors can remove hydration and nutrition By Michael Cook Vincent Lambert, the 42-year-old nurse who became a quadriplegic in a “vegetative state” in 2008, will soon die. France’s highest court ruled that his food and water should be removed. The Cour de Cassation overruled an appeals court which had directed …

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Supreme Court will not hear challenge to decision overturning Alabama law banning the dismemberment of living unborn children

By Dave Andrusko The Supreme Court today denied Alabama’s petition to review a decision that overturned the state’s ban on the dismemberment of living unborn babies. The 2016 law never went into effect. In July 2016, an enthusiastically pro-abortion trial judge issued a temporary restraining order against Alabama’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act …

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Judge kicks Planned Parenthood lawsuit out of court; tells them to take their complaint to state Administrative Hearing Commission

By Dave Andrusko You have to understand the background before you can properly appreciate St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer’s ruling this morning to extend a preliminary injunction he’d previously issued which allows a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis to continue performing abortions up through Friday. Was the judge saying that the state health …

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Trump Administration changes to Title X upheld by appeals court

Lifts national injunction By Dave Andrusko Now, this is what I call a lead sentence, written by Alice Miranda Ollstein, for POLITICO: A federal appeals court this morning said the Trump administration’s family planning rules can take effect nationwide while several lawsuits play out, delivering a major blow to Planned Parenthood and states challenging the …

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Ninth Circuit panel upholds President Trump’s reinstatement of Title X funding rule

Today, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court ruled in favor of the Trump Administration’s reinstatement of Title X funding rules that prevent federal grants from being used by facilities promoting or performing abortions. “We applaud the 9th Circuit for applying the rule of law by allowing this reasonable policy to be reinstated,” stated …

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Federal Judge hears closing arguments in pro-abortion challenge to four Virginia abortion laws

By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life In a three hour session Thursday held in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge Henry E. Hudson heard the closing arguments in the case of Falls Church Medical Center, LLC v. Oliver. The plaintiffs are challenging four Virginia laws on …

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Indiana AG appeals decision allowing Whole Woman’s Health Alliance to perform abortions in South Bend

By Dave Andrusko When last the name of Senior Judge Sarah Evans Barker appeared in NRL News Today, the Indiana Attorney General had just appealed Judge Barker’s preliminary injunction against portions of SEA 404 in a case brought by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. SEA 404 is a new parental rights law …

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14 States force Little Sisters of the Poor back to court

California Attorney General Becerra asks judge to take away ministries’ religious protections Editor’s note. This was provided by Becket.org, a public interest organization dedicated to protecting religious liberties. WASHINGTON – The Little Sisters of the Poor will be in court Thursday to ask for protection from a lawsuit by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra threatening …

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