More than 200 members of Congress file amicus brief supporting the State of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today continues our coverage of amicus briefs filed in defense of Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, a 2018 law that protects unborn babies over 15 weeks of age from abortion.  Earlier this week, NRL News Today offered “Five highlights from NRLC’s and Louisiana’s Right to Life’s brief to the Supreme Court in …

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Mississippi delegation, pro-life caucus file Amicus brief urging Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi pro-life law

More than 200 Senators, House Members Sign Brief, Say Supreme Court Should Let States Protect Life WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Mississippi congressional delegation and the House Pro-Life Caucus today led more than 200 members of Congress in filing an amicus brief supporting the State of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and urging the U.S. Supreme …

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National Right to Life and Louisiana Right to Life Seek New Abortion Roadmap from U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—The National Right to Life Committee (“NRLC”) and Louisiana Right to Life (“LARTL”) have filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse course in a direction that will allow more abortion regulation and lead to reversing Roe v. Wade. They have asked the Court to provide a new roadmap, mandating that normal legal …

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Arkansas AG tells Supreme Court “The Constitution does not sanction killing an unborn child just because that child may have Down syndrome and I will not stand by and allow this practice to happen”

By Dave Andrusko  On January 5th, NRL News Today reported on a decision by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming a lower court’s order that overturned an Arkansas law prohibiting abortions that are performed “solely on the basis of” a diagnosis of Down syndrome.  Arkansas lawmakers overwhelmingly passed Act 619, the Down Syndrome Discrimination by …

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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Kentucky Attorney General’s Quest to Defend Pro-Life Law

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court set October 12 as the day justices will hear oral arguments from Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron regarding his appeal to be allowed to defend Kentucky’s dismemberment abortion ban (Kentucky House Bill 454). The law was passed in 2018 and signed by pro-life former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. The law, which bans the dismemberment …

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The Supreme Court will hear another important abortion related question this fall

By Dave Andrusko For all the obvious reasons, both pro-life and pro-abortion forces are focusing a great deal of attention on the pro-life Mississippi law about which the Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments this fall. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health addresses Mississippi’s “Gestational Age Act” which, with some exceptions, bans abortions after the …

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Missouri AG asks Supreme Court to uphold 2019 law banning “discrimination-based” abortions

By Dave Andrusko On June 9, after a three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs’s injunction of “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” pro-life Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt immediately vowed to appeal.  Yesterday Schmitt’s office asked the Supreme Court to uphold the 2019 law  which …

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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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