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Timeliness and the Texas Abortion Pill Case

In my last post, I discussed the legal issue of “standing” in the abortion pill lawsuit in Texas – whether the pro-life plaintiff doctors and organizations are able to sue the FDA. The issue of whether the lawsuit is timely is also at the heart of the case. Since my last post, the case hasContinue reading “Timeliness and the Texas Abortion Pill Case”

Standing and the Texas Abortion Pill Case

Pro-lifers are applauding the recent decision by a federal district court in Texas to ban the abortion pill mifepristone. But the celebration is premature. The decision has many legal problems, there’s a significant chance it won’t survive appellate scrutiny, and a final decision is far in the future. The lawsuit, entitled Alliance for Hippocratic MedicineContinue reading “Standing and the Texas Abortion Pill Case”

The President’s Moral Confusion

The president, whom nobody would confuse for a moral theologian, has weighed into the issue of medical interventions for children who are suffering from confusion about their “gender identity”. His comment was about proposed state laws that would ban surgeries and hormone treatments for minors. He declared that these bills are “almost sinful”. It’s easyContinue reading “The President’s Moral Confusion”

Legal Issues on Chemical Abortions

In January 2023, the FDA announced a new policy that permits a woman to obtain abortion drugs from any local pharmacy. This has precipitated a complex and often confusing battle over the laws affecting chemical abortions. Things change quickly, and there are a bunch of legal issues tangled up here – state abortion laws, limits onContinue reading “Legal Issues on Chemical Abortions”

Abortion Nonsense from my Congressman

It is often said that abortion corrupts everything it touches. I saw this recently in correspondence from my Congressional representative. Jamaal Bowman’s politics are about as left-wing as you will find in Congress, and his ill-informed and irrational abortion extremism is a typical expression of that. Recently, I sent him an email in response toContinue reading “Abortion Nonsense from my Congressman”

Abortion and Magical Legal Thinking

The pro-abortion bitter-enders in the legal community are continuing to thrash about in search of a magic spell that will resurrect Roe v. Wade. Their latest attempt is the absurd proposition that abortion is guaranteed by the Thirteenth Amendment. That’s right, the Civil War amendment that abolished slavery. As ridiculous as this seems, it’s stillContinue reading “Abortion and Magical Legal Thinking”

New York’s Pathological Abortion Fixation

As New Yorkers, it’s easy to become inured to how bad abortion is in our state. “Well, it’s New York”, people say with a shrug. But it’s actually important for us to be reminded of how terrible it really is here, and how our public officials are pathologically fixated on increasing, facilitating, and encouraging abortion.Continue reading “New York’s Pathological Abortion Fixation”

An Abortion Clinic in Your Neighborhood

How many people know that there can be an abortion clinic in virtually every neighborhood? When we usually think of abortion clinics, we think of Planned Parenthood centers or abortionists’ operations, which usually center in poor and minority neighborhoods. But now, thanks to the Food and Drug Administration, there could be an abortion clinic whereverContinue reading “An Abortion Clinic in Your Neighborhood”

It Was Worth It

How abortion played in the election is being analyzed by pundits from every angle. Much of that commentary is marked by confirmation bias – people look for evidence that merely confirms their pre-existing positions. From my perspective, the election results are interesting, but not really significant. What matters more than anything else is that RoeContinue reading “It Was Worth It”

What the Defeat of ‘Fetal Personhood’ Means for the Battle Ahead

[This piece was originally published at the Human Life Review’s NewsWorthy site] One of the tragic errors by the Supreme Court in its 1973 decision Roe v. Wade was the holding that unborn children are not legal “persons” within the meaning of the Constitution. When the Court overruled Roe this summer in the Dobbs decision,Continue reading “What the Defeat of ‘Fetal Personhood’ Means for the Battle Ahead”