On a 5-4 vote Court grants procedural stay Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch Would Have Allowed the Law to Go Into Effect On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court granted a Shreveport, Louisiana abortion facility’s emergency stay request, further delaying Louisiana’s attempt to enforce Act 620. The 2014 law requires abortion physicians to have admitting privileges at …Continue reading "Supreme Court puts Louisiana admitting privileges law on hold"
By Dave Andrusko On Friday we posted about how the abortion industry in Louisiana was lamenting that a bill requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital was going into effect January 28. Of course, we knew that they could always appeal the decision of the 5th Circuit to the Supreme Court. What …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists appeal Louisiana law requiring admitting privileges to Supreme Court"
By Dave Andrusko Following on the heels of a pro-life decision by the 8th District Court of Appeals, U.S. Western District Court Judge Brian Wimes on Tuesday refused to block Missouri’s law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles and abortion clinics to meet the requirements of ambulatory surgical …Continue reading "Judge declines to block law’s safety requirement, Missouri down to one abortion clinic in St. Louis"
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court panel ruled that a 2014 Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital passes constitutional muster. The 2-1 ruling reverses the 2017 ruling of federal district court Judge John deGravelles, who had blocked the law. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel …Continue reading "Louisiana Pro-Life Leaders Celebrate Ruling Upholding Admitting Privileges Law"
By Dave Andrusko Back in May 2017, pro-life Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs that blocked state laws requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles and abortion clinics to meet the requirements …Continue reading "8th Circuit rules that Missouri can enforce protective abortion law"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-lifers in Missouri are on a roll in the courts, specifically as it relates to SB 5 which was passed this summer in a special session called by Gov. Eric Greitens. The most recent victory came Friday afternoon when U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips denied Planned Parenthood’s request for a temporary restraining …Continue reading "Pro-lifers win again in Court in Missouri"
By Dave Andrusko Characteristic of his aggressive posture, last week, one day after U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs refused to delay enforcing the preliminary injunction he issued last month in favor of Planned Parenthood, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley asked the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold on Sach’s order. At …Continue reading "AG appeals to 8th Circuit to save Missouri pro-life law"
By Dave Andrusko It’s not as though U.S. District Judge John deGravelles hadn’t already signaled where he stood, but his decision Wednesday to permanently enjoin Louisiana’s law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles was still a bitter blow. In early February 2016, Judge deGravelles found that the admitting …Continue reading "Federal Judge permanently enjoins Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges"
By Dave Andrusko The tweet yesterday from Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley was short and to the point: Josh Hawley @HawleyMO Wrong decision from judge striking down MO laws protecting health & safety of women. I will appeal. Hawley was referring to the 17-page decision handed down Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs in …Continue reading "Missouri AG vows to appeal pro-abortion ruling by federal judge"
By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs has granted a preliminary injunction that blocks a Missouri law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles and abortion clinics to meet the requirements of ambulatory surgical centers. The lawsuit was filed by Planned Parenthood last November. Judge Sachs said he …Continue reading "Federal Judge preliminary enjoins Missouri abortion law"
JACKSON, Miss. — On Friday, U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan III permanently blocked a Mississippi’s law, H.B. 1390, that would have closed the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s lone remaining abortion clinic. The law required abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital in case there were complications. Judge Jordan pointed to the …Continue reading "Federal Judge permanently enjoins law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in Mississippi"
By Dave Andrusko In light of Monday’s decision overturning portions of Texas pro-life law, it came as no surprise today that the United States Supreme Court, in an unsigned opinion, let stand lower court rulings that blocked laws in Wisconsin and Mississippi that require abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Wisconsin’s Act …Continue reading "As expected Supreme Court lets stand court decisions blocking admitting privileges requirement for abortionists in Wisconsin and Mississippi"