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 challenged, forbids aborting children capable of experiencing excruciating pain while they are killed. But the ACLU quickly went after …Continue reading "Appeals Court hears lawsuit challenging Kentucky’s ultrasound law"
By Dave Andrusko If you could work your way through Justice Stephen Breyer’s 40 page majority opinion, obliterating portions of Texas’ HB 2, there are two inter-related conclusions that virtually leap off the page. First, he comes close to charging Texas with bad faith in passing a law that requires abortion clinics to meet the …Continue reading "Reporters uncritically accept pro-abortion “research” relied upon by the majority in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt"
By Dave Andrusko We posted a number of stories yesterday–and will more today– about Monday’s abysmal Supreme Court ruling gutting two portions of the 2013 pro-life omnibus Texas law, HB 2. In this post, after a few words about the 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, we will offer some thoughts based on …Continue reading "Post-Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Part One: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act still the law in Texas and elsewhere"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. If you want to peruse stories all day long, go directly to nationalrighttolifenews.org and/or follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/daveha There has been a boatload of brilliant pro-life commentaries, decrying the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn portions of Texas’ 2013 law, HB 2 in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Here …Continue reading "Post-Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Part Two: Stellar pro-life critiques of Supreme Court decision"
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act not challenged By Dave Andrusko In its succinct and to the point statement this morning, National Right to Life lamented the Supreme Court’ 5-3 verdict that struck down two provisions of HB2, Texas’s omnibus 2013 law. Justice Kennedy joined Justice Breyer (who wrote the majority opinion) and Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, …Continue reading "Supreme Court strikes down portions of pro-life Texas Law"
By Dave Andrusko For whatever reasons of High Court protocol (or politics), Justice Stephen Breyer did the heavy lifting in today’s Supreme Court decision gutting the 2013 omnibus Texas pro-life law, HB 2. His majority opinion ran 40 pages. It was left to a mere 385-word-long concurring opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to summarize …Continue reading "Justice Ginsburg recycles Abortion Industry mantras"
By Dave Andrusko It’s happened before, so it came as little surprise that as the Supreme Court whittled its way through its remaining “controversial” cases yesterday, the justices left until next week–the last week of the current session–its ruling on Texas’s pro-life HB 2. If you were to take the abortion blogosphere and the mainstream …Continue reading "What is at stake in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt?"
By Dave Andrusko From a pro-life perspective, it’s been a busy morning of [non-] news. Scotusblog.com, which many of us rely on for the latest updates on Supreme Court happenings, wrote the following. The Court released its opinions in five cases. On Thursday, we expect the Court to release opinions in one or more argued …Continue reading "No decision from Supreme Court on Texas pro-life law"
By Dave Andrusko Once again, the Supreme Court today did not issue a ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt— the pro-life 2013 Texas law known as HB 2. At issue are two provisions: (1) that abortion clinics meet the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers; and (2) that abortionists have admitting privileges at …Continue reading "No decision from Supreme Court on Texas law, NY Times generates more pro-abortion propaganda"
Editor’s note. This appeared in the June digital edition of National Right to Life News. Along with the many news stories, commentaries, and analyses, this editorial can be read at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsJune2016.pdf. I trust you are reading the June issue cover to cover and forwarding stories to your pro-life family and friends. No one except the …Continue reading "Clock ticking as Supreme Court approaches deadline for decision on pro-life Texas law HB 2"
By Dave Andrusko There is likely only two weeks left in the current term of the Supreme Court. So, albeit to a lesser extent, this Monday, as in previous Mondays, there are stories speculating about what the justices will do about the outstanding “controversial cases.” For pro-lifers, ours is HB 2, the 2013 Texas pro-life …Continue reading "Pondering what the Supreme Court may do in “Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt”"
By Dave Andrusko Referring to one of the two requirements of Texas’ HB 2, Rebecca Terrell, the executive director of a Tennessee clinic called CHOICES: Memphis Center For Reproductive Health, told Lisette Mejia of about the mandate that abortionists have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital that “It’s one of those things that’s so frustrating …Continue reading "No Supreme Court decision today on pro-life Texas law"