Alabama asks federal appeals court to end TRO which prevents state from conserving essential medical services and procedures

By Dave Andrusko Bloomberg Law reported today that the state of Alabama has responded to the temporary restraining ordered issued by Judge Myron H. Thompson that blocked enforcement of the state’s decision to close many nonessential businesses, including the performance of elective abortions. As we reported Wednesday, Judge Thompson, a reliable ally for the abortion …

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Judge Hale ties fate of Heartbeat and Anti-eugenics Laws to Ohio Down Syndrome Ruling

By Kentucky Right to Life Don’t ever think that Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron is not bearing down on current pro-life litigation. Behind the scenes, the Office of the Attorney General with its cadre of crack attorneys is working HARD to seize the day for Kentucky’s laws that are held up in the court system because …

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Takes Legal Action Against Planned Parenthood

COLUMBUS, Ohio– Yesterday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost took legal action to force Planned Parenthood and other Ohio abortion facilities to comply with state orders to cease non-essential surgical procedures. The AG filed a notice that the state of Ohio will appeal the order by Judge Barrett to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, requesting a …

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5th circuit uphold Texas’s prioritizing of medical services and supplies during COVID-19 pandemic

By Dave Andrusko Bucking the trend seen in some other circuit courts of appeal, on Tuesday the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily “stopped a lower court’s decision that allowed abortion facilities alone to continue using up precious medical supplies in the midst of a pandemic,” according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who applauded …

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Abortionists sue Texas, demanding abortions continue during coronavirus pandemic

State Attorney General Ken Paxton called the actions ‘unconscionable.’ By Calvin Freiburger March 26, 2020 – The United States’ largest abortion chain and its allies banded together for a lawsuit challenging emergency actions by Texas leaders to suspend non-essential medical procedures amid the coronavirus outbreak because abortions were not exempted. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and …

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Decision Rests in the Chief’s Hands: Return to True Role of Court, or Continue as the Abortion Protection Agency?

A Review of Oral Arguments on June Medical Services v. Russo By Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director, Louisiana Right to Life On Wednesday morning, March 4, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo. The case centered on our 2014 Unsafe Abortion Protection Act that requires abortion …

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Full 6th U.S. Court of Appeals hears challenge to Ohio law forbidding abortions based solely on Down syndrome diagnosis

By Dave Andrusko At least among several of the judges who spoke yesterday, there appeared to be considerable skepticism that a law forbidding abortions performed solely because the baby is diagnosed with Down syndrome constitutes an “undue burden” on abortion-minded women. Originally passed into law in 2017, Ohio’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act “was challenged in …

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Pro-life Physicians’ amicus brief lays bare ACOG pro-abortion advocacy agenda

By Kentucky Right to Life An amicus brief on behalf of Louisiana was filed by the Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) to assist the Supreme Court in its review of La. Department of Health v. June Medical Services LLC. A related article in the Wall Street Journal is here. The AAPLOG brief questions …

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USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “encourages all people of faith to pray about the outcome”of the abortion case before the United states Supreme Court

Editor’s note. This statement was sent out Wednesday from Kat Talalas who is with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. The Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments in “June Medical Services v. Russo,” a challenge to a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.  Women, …

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Women’s safety, interests go before Supreme Court in abortion case

By Lisa Bourne The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a significant abortion case that will determine whether states can act to protect women seeking an abortion by ensuring abortion providers meet basic medical standards, and also whether the very abortionists suing to fight those protections can do so on behalf of the …

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Why Louisiana’s abortion clinic bill protects women’s health

Why don’t all abortion doctors have admitting rights at local hospitals? Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from an amicus brief filed by the National Association of Catholic Nurses USA and the National Catholic Bioethics Center in a case the US Supreme Court will hear today. June Medical Services v. Russo is a challenge to …

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Supreme Court hears arguments over Louisiana abortion law, could open door to Minnesota protections

ST. PAUL — Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a major abortion case that could substantially affect the ability of states, including Minnesota, to enact commonsense protections for unborn children and pregnant women.  June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo is a challenge to Louisiana’s 2014 “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act,” which requires abortion …

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