Supreme Court victory protects the right of the Little Sisters of the Poor “to serve the elderly without violating our faith.”

By Dave Andrusko Earlier today, The Supreme Court gave freedom of religion and conscience a vigorous and much-needed boost when it ruled 7-2 that the Little Sisters of the Poor are not bound by a mandate, issued by HHS under a provision of ObamaCare that would force them to provide health insurance coverage for products …

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National Right to Life Praises U.S. Supreme Court Decision for Upholding the Right of Conscience in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court this morning ruled in favor of the Little Sisters of the Poor in a decision that protected the elderly nuns’ right of conscience. The vote was 7-2. President Trump’s appointees Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch along with Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito joined in the majority opinion written by Justice …

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Pro-Life Louisiana State Sen. Katrina Jackson: The Supreme Court “has ignored the cries of women.”

By Nancy Flanders Editor’s note. We have written and/or reposted many responses and reactions to the Supreme Court’s tragically wrong-headed decision in June Medical Services v. Russo. We are continuing to do so with this fine story based on an op-ed written by the author of the Louisiana law stricken by the High Court. Katrina …

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Supreme Court decision puts “the interests of for-profit abortion businesses ahead of the health and safety of women”

By Dave Andrusko Louisiana state Sen. Katrina Jackson reminds me of pro-life Black women I knew years ago back in Minneapolis when I along with them and others attempted to keep a pro-life caucus alive in a Democrat Party which had little use for us and was growing more intolerant by the day. Smart, determined, …

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The Supreme Court dealt a devastating blow to low-income women by siding with the abortion industry

By Sarah Zagorski This week the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s Act 620, the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act. Chief Justice John Roberts concurred with four others in the majority opinion that the law was unconstitutional because it places an undue burden on a woman’s constitutional right to abortion.  Act 620 simply required doctors who …

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No decision from Supreme Court yet on the right of the Little Sisters of the Poor not to be compelled to pay for health coverage for products and procedures they find “morally unacceptable”

By Dave Andrusko “Of particular concern to Amici is the need for this Court to reaffirm the scope and role of RFRA [Religious Freedom Restoration Act], which Congress enacted ‘to provide very broad protection for religious liberty’” —From a friend of the court (amicus] brief filed by 92 Members of the House and Senate  It could’ve …

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Trump versus Biden on Supreme Court’s abortion decision

By Dave Andrusko The respective responses to the Supreme Court’s June  Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo decision from the pro-life Trump Administration and the eager-to-please-the-abortion-establishment Joe Biden came as no surprise. One laments that the High Court could not accept even the very modest—but very necessary—requirement that abortionists have admitting privileges at a hospital within …

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U.S. Supreme Court remands Indiana ultrasound, parental notification appeals to Seventh Circuit; cert denied in South Bend abortion clinic licensing appeal

By Indiana Right to Life Editor’s note. A “Petition for Writ Certiorari” [cert] is a formal, written request for the Supreme Court to review a lower court’s ruling.  When the Supreme Court denies cert in a federal case, the decision of the Court of Appeals stands as the final decision.  INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The United States Supreme Court today took action on …

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So what do we do now that the Supreme Court has missed a golden opportunity to return some semblance of sanity to the abortion issue?

By Dave Andrusko Out in our neck of the woods—Northern Virginia—one of the premier preachers for years has been a delightful, gently provocative man by the name of Lon Solomon. In 2017, Pastor Solomon retired as lead pastor from his prestigious church after 37 years. He now leads a radio ministry that remains challenging and …

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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill critiques Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo

By Dave Andrusko As you would expect from National Right to Life, we have been all over the egregiously misguided Supreme Court June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo decision. (See, for example, here; here; here; and here.) We will continue today with at least two more examinations that come at this preemption of Louisiana’s “Unsafe …

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The Supreme Court’s disastrously wrong decision in June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo, Part Two

By Dave Andrusko On Monday, after plowing through the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo, I offered four takeaways from the thoughtful, fact-based dissents of Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Today, I’ll offer some additional thoughts based on the dissents of President Trump’s two appointees—Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice …

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Supreme Court Ruling: A Sad Day for the Nation’s Women

By Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation HARRISBURG, Pa. – The U.S. Supreme Court, in a narrow 5-4 ruling, has struck down a Louisiana law which required abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.  The High Court ruled in June Medical Services L.L.C. v. Russo that the admitting privileges requirement represented an “undue burden” for women seeking abortions. Chief Justice …

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