Federal judge refuses to move up hearing on Texas’s Heartbeat Law

By Dave Andrusko On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman of the Western District of Texas denied the federal government’s request that an Oct. 1 hearing on its motion for a temporary restraining order against the Texas Heartbeat law should be moved up to Sept. 21. Judge Pittman’s decision “keeps the law in effect and …

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South Dakota appeals decision blocking requirement that pregnant women meet with pregnancy help center counselors prior to a scheduled abortion

By Dave Andrusko Pro-life advocates in South Dakota had waited patiently for almost a decade for a positive legal response to HB 1217, a law passed in 2011,which among other things required that a pregnant woman consult with a pregnancy help center, ensuring that she had all the facts available, before deciding whether or not …

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Biden’s Justice Department files emergency motion to block Texas Heartbeat Law

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday, the Biden Department of Justice ratcheted up its campaign to blunt enforcement of Texas’s Heartbeat law. Last week, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against SB 8, arguing the law, which was passed in May and went into effect September 1, is “in open defiance of the Constitution.”  Late yesterday …

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Mississippi abortion clinic files brief asking the Supreme Court to reject Gestational Age Act

 By Dave Andrusko The lone abortion clinic in Mississippi filed a brief with the Supreme Court Monday, telling the justices “Unless the court is to be perceived as representing nothing more than the preferences of its current membership, it is critical that judicial protection hold firm absent the most dramatic and unexpected changes in law …

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