Supreme Court hears Texas’ Heartbeat Law vigorously criticized and defended

By Dave Andrusko In a three-hour long session, the Supreme Court today heard the first of two pivotal  pro-life laws enacted by Texas and Mississippi, respectively. This morning justices heard two different challenges to Texas S.B.8, ably defended by Texas Solicitor General Judd Stone. The first to Texas’ Heartbeat law was filed by abortion providers …

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Texas SB 8

WASHINGTON – On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving Texas SB 8, a Texas law designed to protect unborn children whose hearts have begun to beat.  Today’s arguments were focused on the provision in the law that allows an individual to bring suit against anyone who knowingly performs or aids …

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Supreme Court to hear arguments Monday on Texas Heartbeat Law. Texas, abortion providers, and Justice Department file briefs

By Dave Andrusko Just days after the Supreme Court agreed to fast-track challenges to Texas’ Heartbeat Law, three parties—abortion providers, the Department of Justice, and the state of Texas—filed opening briefs yesterday criticizing and defending S.B. 8, the Texas Heartbeat Law. “The court will hear arguments on Monday in two different challenges, one brought by abortion …

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Mississippi attorney general to SCOTUS: Get rid of Roe, Casey, let the people decide

By Lisa Bourne  Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed a reply brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the Dobbs case Wednesday, emphasizing the need to overturn Roe v. Wade and its companion Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Fitch also argued in the brief that abortion policymaking is “for the people to decide.” “Finally forced to defend …

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Female scholars to SCOTUS: Abortion deserves no credit for women’s success

By Cassy Fiano-Chessers An amicus brief has been filed on behalf of over 200 women for the upcoming Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court case, arguing that women do not need abortion to be successful. Filed by law professors Teresa Collett and Helen Alvaré along with legal scholar Erika Bachiochi, the brief represents 240 …

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center

Court to Decide if AG Cameron Can Defend Kentucky’s Pro-Life Law WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving the right of Kentucky’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron, to defend a pro-life law that passed in 2018. The law was struck down by an appellate court but the current …

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Supreme Court appears open to allowing Kentucky Attorney General to defend law banning the abortion of living unborn children

By Dave Andrusko First rule of thumb when listening to oral argument in court. Don’t mistake sympathetic questions for agreeing with one party (or the other). That huge caveat aside, it does appear as if the Supreme Court may be open to allowing Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to defend the state’s ban on dismembering …

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Supreme Court sets December 1 as day for oral arguments in Dobbs

By Dave Andrusko At last a date is set! The Supreme Court has established December 1st as the time at which the justices will hear oral argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health–Mississippi  law banning abortion at 15 weeks).  This is not to be confused with Texas Heartbeat law which is currently being challenged by …

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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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Explaining the wider context of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Texas’ Heartbeat Law to remain in force

By Dave Andrusko Take my word for it, the dust from the Supreme Court’s decision this week to deny the request of pro-abortion litigants for injunctive relief to block enforcement of the Texas Heartbeat Act will not settle for months and months to come. That, of course, does not stop anyone—especially pro-abortionists—from predicting electoral calamity …

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U.S. Supreme Court allows Texas SB8 to stand while lower courts look at law

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, shortly before midnight, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Texas law, SB8, to go into effect. The Texas law is designed to protect unborn children whose hearts have begun to beat. “Hopefully, this law will begin saving the lives of tens of thousands of Texas babies, and …

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Supreme Court allows Texas’ Heartbeat Law to remain in force

By Dave Andrusko Almost exactly 24 hours after the Supreme Court allowed Texas’s Senate Bill 8 to go into effect, five justices issued a one-paragraph statement just before midnight denying the request of pro-abortion litigants for injunctive relief to block enforcement of the Texas Heartbeat Act.  Senate Bill 8 prohibits elective abortions after the preborn …

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