ACLU wants order allowing 17-year-old undocumented teen to have abortion

By Dave Andrusko Federal District Judge Laurel Beeler is hearing an emergency request from the ACLU of Northern California to order the Office of Refugee Resettlement to allow a pregnant undocumented teenager–“Jane Doe”–to leave ORR custody to have an abortion. The ACLU’s request for a temporary restraining order allowing the abortion to go forward is …

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PPFA and ACLU team up to challenge new pro-life Indiana law

By Dave Andrusko Journal Gazette reporter Niki Kelly began her story this way: “INDIANAPOLIS – It’s beginning to be like clockwork – a new abortion law followed by a lawsuit.” As so it is. No matter how much commonsense a pro-life law makes, PPFA and/or the ACLU will sue. The latest example came Thursday when …

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ACLU, Planned Parenthood challenge bill that bans abortions at 20 weeks

By Dave Andrusko Even before Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad had a chance to sign the measure, the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and Planned Parenthood filed a suit in Polk County District Court challenging Senate File 471. Judge Jeffrey Farrell will hear their emergency request for a temporary injunction today, according to the Des …

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ACLU challenges Kentucky’s new ultrasound law

By Dave Andrusko When the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit yesterday challenging Kentucky’s new ultrasound law, pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin’s response to WHAS-AM host Terry Meiners said it all: “It’s a shocker that the ACLU is suing someone,” said Bevin, a Republican and abortion opponent. “We anticipated as much. That’s what they do. It’s what …

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Pro-abortion lawsuits are a proven strategy in Alaska

By Mario Bird, Catholic Anchor On Nov. 30, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) teamed up with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands to sue the State of Alaska over abortion restrictions. This marks the sixth time since 1996 that the ACLU has sued the State of Alaska or one of its …

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The Dignity of Unborn Children Goes On Trial Today in United States District Court

Editor’s note. This comes from Indiana Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. Tuesday marks a historic day for Indiana and the nation as the dignity of unborn children goes on trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The core issues to be argued before Judge Tonya Walton Pratt revolve …

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ACLU challenges Two Pro-Life Alabama Laws

By Dave Andrusko “Civil liberties group challenges Alabama abortion restrictions” is the headline in the Reuters story written by Karen Brooks. The “civil liberties group” is the ACLU, whose selective outrage and inconsistent mission to defend the powerless means it has no time for the most powerless of all, unborn babies. The “abortion restrictions” are …

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Court dismisses ACLU suit that sought to force Catholic hospital, staff to commit abortions

ADF intervened in case on behalf pro-life physician groups in defense of Catholic hospital network Editor’s note. This analysis comes from ADF–Alliance Defending Freedom. DETROIT – A federal court Monday threw out an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit that sought to force a Catholic hospital system and its staff to commit abortions regardless of their …

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Planned Parenthood, ACLU challenge Indiana law banning abortions based solely on disability or gender

By Dave Andrusko Well, let’s see if anything surprises us. At the end of March, Indiana joins North Dakota in prohibiting abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of disabilities such as Down syndrome. HEA 1337, a comprehensive measure, also protects unborn babies who would be aborted because of their gender (almost always girls). Planned Parenthood …

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ACLU gives Alabama abortionists medals for ‘promotion of human rights’

By Calvin Freiburger The American Civil Liberties Union has awarded three Alabama abortion clinic owners, as well as National Abortion Federation president Vicki Saporta, with the Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty for their commitment to abortion, Alabama Media Group reports. The Baldwin Medal is the ACLU’s highest honor, named after its primary founder and …

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ACLU challenges Florida’s new 24-hour waiting period, sponsors confident HB633 will withstand court scrutiny

By Dave Andrusko It took about nine seconds (what else is new?) for the American Civil Liberties Union Thursday to sue the state of Florida after Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill establishing a 24-hour waiting period. HB 633 goes into effect July 1. Thirty-one states have waiting periods including 18 hours (in one state), …

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ACLU challenges 2013 change strengthening Alabama’s parental involvement law

  By Dave Andrusko Representing an abortion clinic in Montgomery, Alabama, the ACLU filed a lawsuit last week challenging a 2013 law the intent of which was to end the practice of “rubberstamping” requests by minors for abortions without parental consent. “The new law, sponsored by Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, would require minors to present …

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