By Dave Andrusko Without issuing an opinion on the merits, the Alabama Supreme Court Friday reinstated a lawsuit brought by the parents of a minor girl who allege that the parents of their daughter’s former boyfriend took their daughter to New York in 2011 for an abortion without their knowledge. The suit was brought in …Continue reading "Alabama Supreme Court reinstates parental lawsuit over daughter’s secret trip to New York for abortion"
By Dave Andrusko If, as is often said, three makes a trend, Thursday’s decision by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood is especially good news. It means that in less than a week, three states have cut funding to affiliates of Planned Parenthood. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was the first …Continue reading "Alabama is third state to end contracts with Planned Parenthood"
By Dave Andrusko JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL– Jefferson County deputies told WBRC that a newborn baby girl is in good condition after her 15-year-old mother left her outside a neighbor’s home in extremely cold weather for two hours. The girl had hidden her pregnancy from her parents, according to Melynda Fox and Karen Church, and …Continue reading "Abandoned newborn survives two hours of exposure in extremely cold weather"
By Dave Andrusko When last we discussed the status of abortion in the state of Alabama, Attorney General Luther Strange had just said his office would appeal the decision by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson that overturned an Alabama law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. This kind of admitting …Continue reading "Two Alabama abortion clinics reopen"
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 …Continue reading "ACLU challenges 2013 change strengthening Alabama’s parental involvement law"
By Dave Andrusko This morning’s 172-page opinion by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson that overturned an Alabama law that required abortionists to have admitting privileges came as no surprise to anyone who followed the three-week trial in May and June that Thompson held without a jury. Equally unsurprising is that Alabama Attorney General Luther …Continue reading "Judge overturns Alabama law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges"
By Dave Andrusko This post is an update on the coverage NRL News Today offered in the recent lawsuit against Alabama’s 2013 law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in a local hospital. The most recent story appeared here. Since we could not there in person, we relied on accounts from the Associated Press …Continue reading "What did we learn from the pro-abortion lawsuit challenging Alabama’s admitting privileges law?"
By Dave Andrusko Testimony ended Thursday in a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s 2013 law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in a local hospital. Testimony ended May 30 in a challenge to Wisconsin’s comparable legislation. Yesterday, according to the Montgomery Advertiser’s Brian Lyman, “Two doctors testified that they believed requiring abortion doctors to have admitting …Continue reading "Testimony ends in lawsuit against Alabama law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges"
By Dave Andrusko Since I unfortunately cannot be in Montgomery, Alabama, to follow the pro-abortion lawsuit being heard by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, I have to rely on news accounts which can lag behind. But so many revealing comments have already been made it’s important that you hear what critics of the law …Continue reading "Abortion “safer than getting a shot of penicillin,” PP medical director testifies"
By Dave Andrusko On the first day of the trial in the lawsuit challenging Alabama’s law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in a local hospital, the owner of two abortion clinics and a lawyer for the Alabama Attorney General clashed repeatedly over the impact of Alabama’s HB57. The exchanges between June Ayers, the …Continue reading "First day in Alabama abortion law lawsuit addresses alleged impact of HB 57"
By Dave Andrusko After a seemingly endless series of delays, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson is scheduled to begin to hear arguments today in a case brought by Planned Parenthood Southeast and the American Civil Liberties Union again Alabama’s HB57. Alabama’s Women’s Health and Safety Act, passed in 2013, requires abortionists to have admitting …Continue reading "Trial finally begins in lawsuit to challenge Alabama law requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at local hospital"
By Dave Andrusko The Alabama legislature has sent two additional pieces of pro-life legislation to Gov. Roger Bentley, who is expected to sign them both. The session ended on Thursday. One, HB 489, is in line with similar state measures to increase the time a woman has to consider her abortion—from 24 hours to …Continue reading "Alabama legislature sends 48 hour waiting period, parental consent bills to Governor Bentley"