Trump administration asks Supreme Court to stay lower court injunction against rule protecting women undergoing chemical abortions

By Dave Andrusko Last week, in a 34-page opinion, Federal Judge Theodore Chuang, as expected, maintained his nation-wide injunction against the FDA rule that required a woman to have an in-person doctor’s visit before she undergoes a chemical abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic.  His response followed an October 8th one-page opinion from the Supreme Court …

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Judge will not allow Tennessee to enforce 48 hour waiting period while state challenges his decision enjoining the law

By Dave Andrusko While you can always hope, alas,  there was not much reason to believe Senior United States District Judge Bernard A. Friedman would agree to put his order enjoining enforcement of Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period on hold while the state appeals to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. And, sure enough, on …

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Trial ends in PPFA challenge to pro-life Wisconsin laws including physician-only requirement

By Dave Andrusko A four-day-long bench trial ended Thursday in Madison, Wi. with Judge William Conley saying he would try to enter his decision in Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s challenge to key state laws “within 30 to 60 days of final post-trial briefing, which is currently scheduled through Jan. 11,” Court House News reported. At …

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Federal Judge maintains injunction against rule protecting women undergoing chemical abortions

By Dave Andrusko On October 9th, we discussed once again District Judge Theodore Chuang’s  July 13th  decision to suspend a FDA rule requiring a woman to have an in-person doctor’s visit before undergoing a chemical abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the Trump administration’s request that the Supreme Court reinstate the rule. Unfortunately, the …

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20 state coalition of Attorneys General files brief with Supreme Court in support of Kentucky Attorney General’s Defense of the state’s ban on the dismemberment of living unborn babies

By Dave Andrusko I’m no lawyer but I suspect that when 20 state attorneys general submit an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in defense of pro-life Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s right to defend his state’s abortion laws, the Court pays attention. The law at issue– House Bill 454– is Kentucky’s ban on the …

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Full 5th Circuit agrees to rehear decision striking down Texas’s ban on the dismemberment of living unborn babies

By Dave Andrusko Writing Tuesday for the Associated Press, Kevin McGill reported that the  5th Circuit Court of Appeals has set January 21 as the day the full appeals court will rehear a ruling by a three-judge panel that struck down Texas’s ban on the dismemberment of living unborn babies  [https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/appeals-court-rehear-texas-abortion-case-january-74611916]. On October 14, Judges …

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Trial begins as Planned Parenthood challenges Wisconsin pro-life laws

If successful, promises more chemical abortions at more than two dozen clinics By Wisconsin Right to Life Last year, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down key pro-life laws, including the requirement that abortions be performed only by physicians. It is no secret that Planned Parenthood has recently turned to chemical, or …

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Legal challenges to Kentucky’s pro-life laws continue

By Kentucky Right to Life Association A quick review of bogged-down cases: On Oct. 30, AG Daniel Cameron requested the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Dismemberment Abortion law which the Appeals Court overturned last June. This law passed the Kentucky legislature in April of 2018. In Nebraska, a law prohibiting Dismemberment abortion on live …

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Why the 6th Circuit upheld Tennessee’s law banning abortions performed because the baby is diagnosed with Down syndrome

By Dave Andrusko We recently were happy to post that the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had given the state of Tennessee a big victory when a three-judge panel ruled the state could begin enforcing a ban on abortion when the abortionist knows that the woman is seeking the abortion because of the child’s sex …

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5th Circuit upholds Texas’s and Louisiana’s defunding of Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko On Monday the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (“en banc”) vacated  a preliminary injunction that prevented Texas and Louisiana from excluding Planned Parenthood from their Medicaid programs. The decision by the New Orleans-based court “also affects Mississippi, which is under 5th Circuit jurisdiction,” wrote the Associated Press’s Kevin McGill. “The issue …

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6th Circuit upholds Tennessee law banning abortions performed because the baby is diagnosed with Down syndrome

By Dave Andrusko On Friday the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the state of Tennessee a big victory when a three-judge panel ruled the state could begin enforcing a ban on abortion, except to save the mother’s life, when the abortionist knows that the woman is seeking the abortion because of the child’s …

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Joins 18-State Coalition to Protect Unborn Babies from Discriminatory Abortion

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday we posted a story outlining how 18 states had come to together in support of Tennessee’s House Bill 2263. As you recall, no sooner had the law passed than U.S. District Judge William Campbell immediately granted a temporary restraining order at the request of Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties …

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