By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today readers are very familiar with the 2019 decision by the Kansas Supreme Court in which the justices found a “fundamental right to abortion” in Section 1 of the Kansas Constitution Bill of Rights. Earlier this year, a lower court judge used that decision to obliterate a ban on the dismemberment …Continue reading "Kansas Attorney General appeals court decision striking down state’s ban on the dismemberment of living unborn children"
By Right to Life UK A landmark case against the UK Government over the current discriminatory abortion law that allows abortion up to birth for Down’s syndrome is being heard today at the High Court. Heidi Crowter, a 25-year-old woman from Coventry who has Down’s syndrome, together with Máire Lea-Wilson from Brentford, West London, whose …Continue reading "Woman with Down syndrome case against UK Govt over discriminatory abortion law is heard by High Court"
By Dave Andrusko By a near unanimous 6-1 vote, the Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a lower court decision and upheld a 2019 law that “prohibited abortion providers from participating in two federally funded educational grant programs directed at reducing teenage pregnancy and promoting abstinence.” According to Tony Leys of the Des Moines Register Assistant …Continue reading "Iowa Supreme Court upholds law barring abortion provider Planned Parenthood from participating in programs directed at reducing teen pregnancy"
By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday, an 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel agreed with U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Russ Walker’s 2017 decision to strike down portions of Alabama’s amended 2014 parental consent act. Like all parental involvement laws, Alabama’s parental law has a judicial bypass. If the minor does not want to attempt to gain …Continue reading "Appeals court panel strikes down Alabama’s amended parental consent law"
By Dave Andrusko That didn’t take long—but then again U.S. District Judge James Patrick Hanlon didn’t have long to come to his decision. On June 22, when he heard the challenge to House Bill 1577, Judge Hanlon only had eight days to decide whether to block a law that was overwhelmingly approved by the Indiana …Continue reading "Judge issues temporary injunction against Indiana’s Abortion Pill Reversal law"
By Dave Andrusko On Monday, as surely as day follows night, District Court Judge Mitchell Turner held that Iowa’s 2020 law requiring a 24 hour waiting period was unconstitutional. Judge Turner did so on two grounds but by far the most important was the Iowa Supreme Court’s 2018 decision which not only found a 72 …Continue reading "Pro-life Gov. Kim Reynolds to appeal decision overturning Iowa’s 24 hour waiting period"
By Dave Andrusko The content of District Court Judge Mitchell Turner’s order, filed Monday, was 100% predictable: Turner held that Iowa’s 2020 law requiring a 24 hour waiting period was unconstitutional. Why the certainty about a law that passed the House 53-42 and the Senate by nearly two to one margin [31-16]? The 2018 decision …Continue reading "No surprise: Iowa judge rules 24 hour waiting period unconstitutional"
Law not based on NRLC model By Dave Andrusko A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, today unanimously upheld a 2019 lower-court decision striking down a North Carolina abortion law first passed in 1973 after the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down. On March 25, 2019, U.S. District …Continue reading "Appeals court strikes down North Carolina law banning abortions after 20 weeks"
By Dave Andrusko On Monday, we posted a detailed statement from the office of pro-life Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron alerting us that Cameron’s office had filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court which argues “that as the ‘chief law officer’ for the Commonwealth, the Attorney General must be allowed to intervene in …Continue reading "Kentucky AG’s brief filed with the Supreme Court brilliantly outlines why he should be allowed to defend his state’s ban on the dismemberment of living unborn children"
High court will hear case this fall FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2021) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron today filed a brief before the United States Supreme Court in support of his defense of House Bill 454, Kentucky’s law prohibiting live-dismemberment abortions. In March, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Attorney General Cameron’s appeal in …Continue reading "Attorney General Cameron Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief in Kentucky’s Live Dismemberment Abortion Case"
By Dave Andrusko A split three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs’s injunction of “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” passed in 2019, which, among other provisions, bans abortions when the sole reason is a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. The lawsuit was filed by …Continue reading "Missouri AG to appeal decision by appeals court panel not to reinstate law banning abortions based solely on diagnosis of Down syndrome"
By Dave Andrusko One of the many pro-life laws passed by the state of Tennessee is a 48 hour period of reflection between the time a woman goes to the abortion clinic and (assuming she decides to go ahead) returns. Passed in 2015, Tennessee Code 39-15-202 was in effect until October 2020 when Middle Tennessee …Continue reading "Appeals court hears arguments over Tennessee’s 48 hour waiting period"