Roe decision “partakes more of judicial legislation than it does of a determination of the intent of the drafters of the Fourteenth Amendment”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. We are 24 days out from the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. As a reminder, Roe dealt with a Texas law and Doe v. Bolton dealt with a Georgia law. We are running news posts as well as re-running posts from past editions of NRL News Today and NRL …

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Sarah Weddington, who argued Roe v. Wade, has died at 76

By Dave Andrusko Just last week, we wrote about BeLynn Hollers’s profile of Linda Coffee, the less well known of the pro-abortion tendem that argued Roe v. Wade. Over the weekend, her co-counsel, Sarah Weddington, died Sunday morning at age 76. In a February 2003 story in the Texas Monthly, Weddington spoke of how her …

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Texas abortion law in front of Supreme Court just as Roe v. Wade was nearly 40 years ago

By Dave Andrusko I imagine  perhaps not one in a hundred pro-lifers recognize the name Linda Coffee. She was the co-counsel, along with the more famous Sarah Weddington, in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the twin juggernauts that launched a thousand abortion clinics. So why did the rabidly pro-abortion Dallas Morning News run …

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Justice White’s famous dissent in Roe v. Wade goes well beyond “An exercise of raw judicial power”

“The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers” By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. In 33 days we will commemorate the 49th anniversary of the invidious Roe v. Wade decision.  As we approach that date, we are reposting new and previously run stories. The following is a long excerpt from Justice …

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Pro-abortion NY Times columnist predicts “The imminent evisceration of the constitutional right to abortion”

By Dave Andrusko During her 30 years covering the Supreme Court, the influence wielded by the pro-abortion  New York Times’ Linda Greenhouse was so pronounced they coined a phrase for it. The “Greenhouse effect” was an attempt to explain how conservative justices moved steadily left: it was to gratify and gain acceptance from reporters in …

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It is a very good time to be a defender of life.

The first paragraph (in a story that appeared the day before the anniversary of Roe) was her thesis: “For most of the 28 years [remember, this is 2001] since the Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, the political debate over abortion has remained, essentially, frozen in time. Science has changed, the culture has changed, …

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Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul Won’t Enforce Abortion Law if Roe overturned

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul won’t enforce an abortion ban if Roe v. Wade is overturned.  In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Kaul elaborated that he would not investigate or prosecute anyone for having an abortion should Wisconsin’s pre-Roe abortion ban go into effect.  “Even if courts were to interpret that law as being enforceable, as attorney …

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“The Roe framework, then, is clearly on a collision course with itself.”

“The Roe framework, then, is clearly on a collision course with itself. As the medical risks of various abortion procedures decrease, the point at which the State may regulate for reasons of maternal health is moved further forward to actual childbirth. As medical science becomes better able to provide for the separate existence of the …

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Overturn Roe v. Wade because children are children, no matter how small

By Senator James Lankford (R-Ok)  The sound of a baby’s heartbeat in the womb is a sound you will never forget. But every two seconds a baby is aborted, meaning that with every beat of your heart, a baby loses his or her right to life. If that sounds sad and shocking, it’s because it …

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