Supreme Court Dissolves Abortion Precedent for Illegal Teen Immigrants

By Right to Life of Michigan On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court announced that they were granting the request of the Trump Administration to wipe away a ruling by a federal appeals court that allowed minor teen illegal immigrants in U.S. custody to obtain an abortion. Back in October, the District of Columbia Court of …

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High Court yet to rule on law abridging Pregnancy Help Centers’ free speech rights

By Dave Andrusko On Monday when the Supreme Court dismissed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit which allowed an undocumented 17 year girl to abort, it was not only good news (the appeals court’s faulty decision could not be used as a precedent), it also reminded us that there was …

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Without dissent, Supreme Court dismisses lower court decision granting undocumented teen an abortion

Whether undocumented teens have “right” to abortion still in courts By Dave Andrusko In a five page unsigned opinion filed without noted dissents, the Supreme Court today dismissed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit which allowed an undocumented 17 year girl to abort. While the particulars of the case …

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Supreme Court rejects appeal of decision upholding Arkansas law regulating chemical abortions

By Dave Andrusko In a decision with potentially nationwide implications, the Supreme Court this morning rejected an appeal from the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Arkansas, thus allowing the state to enforce its law requiring abortion clinics providing chemical abortifacients to have a contract with another physician with admitting privileges at a local hospital who agrees …

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Supreme Court to hear Oral Argument Tuesday on Abortion, Free Speech

By Jay Hobbs Editor’s note. The following is an excellent primer on National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the case tomorrow. A case both sides of the abortion divide agree is the Court’s most significant of 2018, NIFLA v. Becerra challenges a 2015 …

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Illinois Pregnancy Centers File Brief as NIFLA Case Heads to Supreme Court

By Jen Taggart Twenty-three Illinois pregnancy centers officially weighed in on National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, an upcoming case before the U.S. Supreme Court, filing an amicus brief Jan. 11. In the brief, submitted by Chicago-based Mauck & Baker, the centers note they’ve faced similar challenges in their own state with …

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Supreme Court will decide Jan. 5 whether to take case of pregnant undocumented teenagers’ “right” to abortion

If Justices do, a decision could come in late June By Dave Andrusko Veteran Supreme Court reporter Lyle Denniston reported today that the Supreme has decided to “move ahead on the dispute over teen abortions.” He is referring to the case of three undocumented pregnant girls whom the ACLU has so far successfully argued ought …

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Supreme Court battle still looms as Justice Department drops effort to block undocumented woman from aborting

“Jane Roe” was not a minor, birth certificate shows By Dave Andrusko Last night, after learning that an undocumented, unaccompanied girl was 19, not 17, lawyers for the Trump administration moved to dismiss an appeal to prevent “Jane Roe” from having an abortion. According to POLITICO’s Josh Gerstein and Renuka Rayasam, a birth certificate for …

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Dispute over abortion for undocumented minor reaches Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko The dispute over whether undocumented, unaccompanied pregnant minors may abort has now reached the Supreme Court, according to POLITICO. Josh Gerstein and Renuka Rayasam reported in story updated this morning The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block an abortion for a teenage girl in immigration custody, even as …

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Deconstructing Justice Harry Blackmun, author of Roe v. Wade

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Beginning today, as we begin to think about the approach of the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we will run articles from the past which relate directly [or even indirectly] to the somber realization that over 60 million unborn babies have paid the ultimate price for Justice Blackmun’s jurisprudential …

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Much more behind the abortion of the undocumented teenager than we’ve been led to believe

By Dave Andrusko Hats off to Margot Cleveland, writing brilliantly today at the Federalist. “Supreme Court Throws Shade On ACLU’s Illegal Immigrant Abortion Shenanigans” is must reading, a welcome corrective to the narrative about the undocumented, unaccompanied teenager who had secured an abortion thanks to the ACLU and the DC Court of Appeals. In two …

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Free Speech for Pregnancy Centers?

The Supremes Will Decide By John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris Another critical free speech case has made its way to the Supreme Court. I’ll explain why it matters—especially to pro-life advocates. On November 13th, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could potentially affect the work of crisis pregnancy centers across the …

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