Supreme Court approaches deadline for decision on pro-life Texas law HB 2

By Dave Andrusko Just to be clear, no one except the eight Supreme Court justices and (to a lesser extent) their clerks know exactly when the High Court will rule on a host of controversial cases, some of which raise new issues, others of which will finesse previous rulings. Could be this week, could be …

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Issues raised as the Supreme Court Considers Texas Abortion Law Part 4: Going too far?

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. Parts One through Three can be read at here; here; and here. One of the central concerns for particular members of the Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt was that the closure of abortion clinics, particularly in the western and …

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Issues raised as the Supreme Court Considers Texas Abortion Law

Part 3: Did the law result in later abortions and fewer chemical abortions? By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research We discussed earlier how those challenging the new Texas abortion law at the Supreme Court tried to blame that law for the closure of some twenty abortion clinics in the state, …

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Issues raised as the Supreme Court Considers Texas Abortion Law–Part 2: A Dying Business

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. In last Wednesday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, litigants made several key contentions they say demonstrate that HB 2 resulted in an “undue burden” on women seeking abortions in Texas. At issue in the challenge …

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The warped “spiritual” lesson drawn by the owner and founder of an abortion clinic group

By Dave Andrusko Especially attentive readers may remember that Amy Hagstrom Miller is founder and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, the abortion clinic group that sued to overturn portions of HB 2, Texas’ 2013 pro-life law. Leading up to and out of Wednesday’s oral arguments to the United States Supreme Court, the pro-abortion press has …

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Takeaways from Wednesday’s Supreme Court abortion case: Part One

By Dave Andrusko Following up on Wednesday’s initial story, today, Friday, and Monday we will running a series of posts about Wednesday’s oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Today’s will be both general–there was a lot of atmospherics about the pro-abortion challenge to two parts of HB 2, the omnibus Texas 2013 law, …

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Behind the scenes as the Supreme Court hears first abortion case since 2007

By Dave Andrusko How’s this for breaking news? “Supreme Court Appears Sharply Divided as It Hears Texas Abortion Case.” That’s the lead from the New York Times but it was typical of all the first stories coming out of this morning’s oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. At issue, as readers of NRL …

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The real meaning behind the brief submitted by 113 pro-abortion female lawyers

By Dave Andrusko We’ve written twice and probably should have posted at least one more story about the friend of the court brief submitted by 113 female lawyers who’d had abortions. Their message to the Supreme Court considering portions of Texas’s 2013 law? “To the world, I am an attorney who had an abortion, and, …

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Media’s coverage of pro-abortion Supreme Court briefs snobbish elitism on steroids

By Dave Andrusko The day got away from me, so I hope to revisit this topic tomorrow in greater detail. On Tuesday NRL News Today discussed the friend-of-the-court in brief submitted to the Supreme Court by the Obama Administration supporting the pro-abortion challenge to portions of HB 2, the 2013 Texas pro-life bill. There were …

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Obama Administration files brief with Supreme Court opposing Texas pro-life law

By Dave Andrusko When it comes to the absence of surprise, this ranks right up there with NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. (See “Betcha you didn’t know this about Hillary Clinton.”) Yesterday the Obama Administration filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court in support of a challenge to portions of HB2, …

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Revealed: Warren Buffett’s foundation funded anti-HB 2 “study” to tune of $4.5M

By Texas Right to Life The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation has been exposed as the source of funding behind a debunked study which has given rise to the bogus conclusion that House Bill 2, the Pro-Life Omnibus Bill of the 2013 Legislative Session, has been responsible for an uptick in self-induced abortions among Texas women. …

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Supreme Court agrees to hear lawsuit challenging Texas’ pro-life law

By Dave Andrusko As widely, but not universally expected, the United States Supreme Court agreed today to take up a lawsuit brought by a coalition of abortion providers that challenges two provisions of H.B. 2, an omnibus 2013 Texas law. However reluctant justices may (or may not) have been to wade into the abortion controversy, …

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