Looking back at the 1986 “Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists” decision

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Friday’s look back at what appeared a year ago in NRL News Today is (as they say) a deep dive into a 1986 Supreme Court decision that befuddled even one of the justices who voted for Roe. V. Wade. Over at “Bench Memos,” Ed Whelan writes a provocative column he …

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Debate intensifies in the wake of the Supreme Court agreeing to hear the challenge to Mississippi’s 2018 abortion law

By Dave Andrusko An advantage to having been part of the Movement going back to the late 1970s is that you are somewhat better equipped to  recognize what is new, what is recycled, and what is being discussed again that has never been given its due. This is especially true when, as the Supreme Court …

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Supreme Court decision to hear abortion case sparks examination of what polling data tells us about the American people

By Dave Andrusko As is always the case, when the Supreme Court agrees to hear an abortion case, as it did on Monday, there inevitably ensues analyses of what polling data tells us about abortion and the public. Fair enough. What’s interesting to me is that two prominent outlets—the New York Times and FiveThirtyEight—both offered …

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U.S. Supreme Court to Review Mississippi Abortion Law

Court takes up Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization WASHINGTON — On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, an abortion case concerning a Mississippi law passed in 2018. “We applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for examining the Mississippi law,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to …

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Supreme Court agrees to hear decision blocking 2018 Mississippi abortion law

Case will be heard in the fall By Dave Andrusko What a way to start the week! After months of internal deliberation, in a one-line notice the U.S. Supreme Court this morning announced that the justices had agreed to hear (“grant certiorari”) the appeal by the state of Mississippi in the case of its “Gestational …

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Biden administration asks Supreme Court to dismiss concerns of defenders of Trump Administration’s “Protect Life Rule”

By Dave Andrusko Here is the latest NRL News Today story in which we update readers on the Biden/Harris administration’s ongoing plan to gut the Trump Administration’s “Protect Life Rule” which required recipients of Title X family planning money not to co-locate with abortion clinics or refer clients for abortion as a method of family …

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Dred Scott’s uncanny parallels to Roe v. Wade: reflections on its 164th anniversary

By Dave Andrusko This past Saturday, and, as far as I can tell with no fanfare, was the 164th anniversary of the day the Supreme Court handed down its awful Dred Scott v. Sanford decision. Each year I reflect back on this monumentally wrong decision.  A while back, writing in POLITICO, Andrew Glass observed On this day in 1857, the …

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Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule”

By Dave Andrusko Back in December we reported on the question of whether the Supreme Court would take  up conflicting appeals courts’ rulings over the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule.” The rule was upheld nationwide by the Ninth Circuit, with the exception of Maryland where the Fourth Circuit blocked the rule from …

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U.S. Supreme Court Restores In-Person Requirement for Chemical Abortions

WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay to a July 2020 decision by U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang that suspended the Food and Drug Administration’s rule, which among other things, requires a woman to have an in-person doctor’s visit before undergoing a chemical (“medication”) abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the FDA’s “Risk …

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Supreme Court to decide whether to tackle conflicting court opinions on the “Protect Life Rule”

By Dave Andrusko On January 8, 2021, the Supreme Court will consider whether to take up conflicting appeals courts’ rulings over the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule.” The rule requires recipients of the Title X family planning money not to co-locate with abortion clinics or refer clients for abortion as a method …

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Supreme Court says no to Satanic Temple which wanted Justice Barrett to recuse herself from case challenging Missouri law

By Dave Andrusko You have to give the Devil (so to speak) his due. The Satanic Temple is nothing if not diligent in its efforts to overturn a Missouri law that requires  a 72-hour waiting period before a woman has an abortion and that she receives “an informed-consent booklet” that “expresses Missouri’s view that ‘[t]he life …

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