Category Archives: Judicial

Panel of Judges to decide fate of Ky Ultrasound Law

The Kentucky Ultrasound Statute, HB 2, passed both Houses in 2017, but was overturned last September after a challenge by the EMW, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU led to a “bench” trial. Thankfully, Governor Matt Bevin appealed

Pro-abortion judge surprisingly turns down PPFA’s latest request for preliminary injunction against Arkansas pro-life law

By Dave Andrusko Granted the merits of the case are still in the judicial pipeline, but for pro-abortion U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker to say no to any Planned Parenthood request is almost mind-boggling. Twice Judge Baker

Appeals Court hears lawsuit challenging Kentucky’s ultrasound law

Pro-life Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin

By Dave Andrusko In early 2017 the Kentucky legislature passed two new pro-life bills. One was the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (SB5) which then PPFA President Cecile Richards described as “shameful.” SB5, which has not been

Indiana Right to Life denounces 7th Circuit ruling blocking ultrasound law

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter today denounced a ruling by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld an injunction blocking Indiana’s 18-hour ultrasound requirement prior to an abortion. Indiana’s

Judge rejects state’s appeal to keep pro-life law in effect while legal challenge against Arkansas law is litigated

By Dave Andrusko When last we discussed pro-abortion U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker, she had just unpacked a 148-page decision extending a preliminary injunction against Arkansas’ “Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act.” That came on July 2, exactly 32

Pro-abortionists file still another challenge to Tennessee’s 2014 Pro-Life ballot measure

Having lost in lower courts Planned Parenthood & allies ask Supreme Court to hear their challenge to “Amendment 1” For most Tennessee voters, pro-life Amendment 1 was decided on November 4, 2014, when it was approved 53-47%.

Planned Parenthood challenges Idaho’s abortion complications reporting act

By Dave Andrusko Among the achievements of Right to Life of Idaho in the 2018 session were passage of Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent (SB 1243), and Reporting of Abortion Complications into law (HB 638). According to

Virginia AG defends five pro-life laws against pro-abortion lawsuit

By Dave Andrusko Whatever their motivation may be, sometimes you can really be surprised by what a pro-abortion public official will do. NRL News Today readers may recall that last month we reported on a lawsuit filed by

State AGs file amicus brief in case of undocumented teenager who underwent an abortion

By Dave Andrusko Last month, we reported that the U.S. Supreme Court had announced that the justices were granting the request of the Trump Administration to wipe away a ruling by a federal appeals court that allowed

Arkansas AG appeals decision thwarting state’s law regulating chemical abortions

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

By Dave Andrusko To Arkansas State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s great credit, each and every time Planned Parenthood of the Great Plains wins an injunction from U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker, Rutledge immediately files an appeal. On

Planned Parenthood’s favorite judge grants preliminary injunction blocking Arkansas’ chemical abortions law

State will appeal By Dave Andrusko The next time abortion apologists shed crocodile tears over how expensive it is to defend pro-life laws, have them take a look at U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker. On Monday, 30

Judge’s decision blocking Indiana’s Ultrasound Law Leads to Increase in Abortions

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s abortion numbers rose dramatically in 2017 following U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt’s decision to enjoin Indiana’s ultrasound law. The increase of 496 abortions in 2017 compared to 2016 marks the first upward swing