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 Like the suffrage newspapers, which I collect and display at the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum,  the HLR will provide primary resources for future historians and social scientists.   

 —Carol Crossed, President of Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

 

SPRING 2014 PREVIEW: New York Pro-Life Coalition Turns Back Cuomo Abortion Effort—For Now E-mail
Written by John Burger   

 You might not know it, but abortion rights in New York State are in danger.

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2014 Winter E-mail

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Wendy Davis: The Meteoric Rise of a Pro-abortion Superstar E-mail
2014 Winter
Written by Laura Echevarria   

 

“Superstar.” “Courageous.” A “national hero.” These are all terms that have been used in the mainstream media to describe Wendy Davis.

It seems like the American Political Dream come true—Davis’s meteoric rise from junior senator in the Texas legislature to a gubernatorial candidate—all from a single, over-the-top filibuster.

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Talking to Non-Christian Prolifers E-mail
2014 Winter
Written by Leslie Fain   

After Alexandra G. was raped at age 13, her mother opted not to take her to a doctor or a counselor, but to an abortion clinic. “She was a child of the '60s, vehemently pro-choice,” said Alexandra of her mother. “She scheduled an abortion. I refused it.”

The 13-year-old’s arguments and pleas were ignored. Neither her mother nor the doctor at the clinic could understand why the teen did not want an abortion.

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A Model Opinion Returning Abortion to the States E-mail
2014 Winter
Written by Jonas Cummings   

 

[Editor’s Note: The following is a hypothetical judicial opinion submitted in response to a fact pattern developed by Advocates for Life, the legal advocacy arm of Americans United for Life.  AUL challenged law students to write an opinion envisioning the language of a Supreme Court decision that would reverse Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.  In this hypothetical case, “State” passed a law defining abortion as a homicide under its criminal code and prohibiting the procedure throughout pregnancy (save for limited exceptions)—a direct challenge to the Supreme Court’s rulings in this most controversial area. Submissions were evaluated along two dimensions: scholarly excellence and tone.  This opinion was awarded first place in the competition.]

 

In his now vindicated dissent from Lochner v. New York, Justice Holmes reminded us “[the Constitution] is made for people of fundamentally differing views, and the accident of our finding certain opinions natural and familiar, or novel, and even shocking, ought not to conclude our judgment upon the question whether statutes embodying them conflict with the Constitution of the United States.” 198 U.S. 45, 76 (1905) (Holmes, J., dissenting).

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