Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and the “Abortion Renaissance”

By Dave Andrusko Over the decades, I have read abortion clinic entrepreneur Charlotte Taft with something approaching bemusement, bewilderment, and befuddlement. Taft does make some amazing–make that stunning– comments. Who is Charlotte Taft? “She is the former director of the Abortion Care Network, an organization for independent providers and abortion care allies,” according to her …

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Reporters uncritically accept pro-abortion “research” relied upon by the majority in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

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 …

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Post-Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Part Two: Stellar pro-life critiques of Supreme Court decision

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 …

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National Right to Life responds to Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

WASHINGTON – By a vote of 5-3, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck provisions of HB2, a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers and requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital in case of medical emergencies (with certain exceptions.) The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court …

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What is at stake in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt?

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 …

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No decision from Supreme Court on Texas pro-life law

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 …

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No decision from Supreme Court on Texas law, NY Times generates more pro-abortion propaganda

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 …

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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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