Texas Attorney General Paxton joins 19-state coalition defending Indiana’s Parental Notice for minors seeking abortions

By Dave Andrusko Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a 19-state coalition supporting Indiana’s appeal to the Supreme Court in defense of its parental consent statute for minors who are seeking an abortion. His amicus (“friend-of-the-court” brief) was filed in the United States Supreme Court after the Chicago-based Court of Appeals for the Seventh …

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Appeals court says Tennessee can enforce its 48 hour waiting period while legal challenges against 2015 law proceed

By Dave Andrusko On Friday, the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals agreed with the state of Tennessee and said the state’s 48 hour waiting period would remain in effect while Attorney General Herbert Slattery appeals Senior federal District Judge Bernard A. Friedman’s 2020 decision striking down the requirement of the 2015 law. Twenty-eight states …

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Pro-Life Religious coalition takes its battle against New York State abortion mandate to the Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty reported today that last week “Multiple orders of Catholic and Anglican nuns, alongside several Catholic dioceses, Christian churches, and faith-based social justice ministries” filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to hear its case against a New York abortion mandate. The case is Diocese of Albany v. Lacewell …

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Foreshadowed by a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision, local judge invalidates state law barring the dismemberment of living unborn babies

By Dave Andrusko In the first ruling since the Kansas Supreme Court found a heretofore unknown “fundamental right” to abortion hidden away in the Kansas constitution, Shawnee County District Judge Teresa Watson used the  2019 Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt opinion to strike down the state’s ban on the dismemberment of living unborn babies, enacted in 2015. “The abortion …

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Ohio Judge issues preliminary injunction preventing state’s Telemedicine Abortion Ban from going into effect

By Dave Andrusko Ohio Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate, explains that Ohio’s Telemedicine Abortion Ban will not go into effect, as scheduled, thanks to Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Allison Hatheway who issued a preliminary injunction yesterday.  Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 260 into law on January 9, 2021, and it had …

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6th and 8th circuits split over laws prohibiting an abortionist from performing an abortion if he knows that the woman’s reason is that she does not want a child with Down syndrome

By Dave Andrusko As we noticed in a prior post today, pro-abortionists are (I believe) genuinely unnerved by passage of what one pro-life legislator called “discrimination-motivated abortions” and pro-abortionists label “trait-selection” laws. Both refer to abortions sought because the baby is the “wrong” sex, ethnicity, or because he/she has a genetic anomaly, most often Down syndrome. …

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Kentucky Attorney General Cameron Leads 21-State Amicus Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Allow Tennessee to Enforce its Abortion Waiting-Period Law

Editor’s note. This was provided by the office of pro-life Attorney General Daniel Cameron. FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 16, 2021) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron led a coalition of 21 state attorneys general in filing an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Tennessee to enforce its abortion waiting-period law while a lower court reviews the …

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Arkansas AG petitions Supreme Court to review incorrect decision invaliding law that prevents abortionists from aborting solely on the basis of a diagnosis of Down syndrome

By Dave Andrusko Pro-life Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has added her voice to the chorus of critics of a January 5th decision by a three judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. In that 17-page  decision, Judges James Loken, Bobby Shepherd and Ralph Erickson upheld U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker’s decision to …

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Sixth Circuit reverses preliminary injunction against Ohio’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act

By Dave Andrusko The vote was not as one-sided as it should have been—only 9-7—but earlier today the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a preliminary injunction against Ohio’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act. Championed by Ohio Right to Life, H.B. 214 “prohibits a doctor from performing an abortion if that doctor knows that the woman’s reason …

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National Right to Life Praises Decision of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

Upholds Ohio’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act WASHINGTON — In a 9-7 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit reversed a preliminary injunction against Ohio’s 2017 Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act. The legislation was championed by National Right to Life’s state affiliate in Ohio, Ohio Right to Life. “Abortions targeting children with Down syndrome …

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Sixth Circuit reverses preliminary injunction against Ohio’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act

By Dave Andrusko The vote was not as one-sided as it should have been—only 9-7—but earlier today the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a preliminary injunction against Ohio’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act ]. Championed by Ohio Right to Life, H.B. 214 “prohibits a doctor from performing an abortion if that doctor knows that the woman’s …

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Local judge invalidates Kansas law barring the dismemberment of living unborn babies

Outcome foreshadowed by 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision By Dave Andrusko If ever there were any doubts that Kansans must pass the “Value Them Both Amendment” to the state constitution, they were eliminated Wednesday.  In the first ruling since the Kansas Supreme Court found a heretofore unknown “fundamental right” to abortion hidden away in the …

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