Kansas is Sued Over Abortion Waiting Periods, Medication: Here’s what it All Means

  A new lawsuit filed by abortion activists in Kansas gives us a good look at the multi-layered complexity of abortion law after the Dobbs decision. After Dobbs and the elimination of any special federal constitutional right to an abortion, defending unborn life became a...
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Friday’s Supreme Court Abortion Pill Ruling (Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA)

  On Friday, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in the abortion pill case (Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA). In the short term, the Court’s ruling means that the abortion pills continue to be available under the latest FDA rules — used up to 10 weeks...
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Symposium: Where Do We Go from Dobbs?

    This October we will hold our 20th Great Defender of Life dinner, and soon after commence celebrating our 50th anniversary year. We are grateful to have outlived Roe, but the question today is: Where does the pro-life movement go from here? While saving unborn...
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Timeliness and the Texas Abortion Pill Case

  This blog was originally posted April 13, 2023, from the blog of Edward Mechmann “Stepping Out of the Boat”. It is reprinted with permission. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In my last...
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Standing and the Texas Abortion Pill Case

The following is reprinted with permission from Edward Mechmann’s blog, Stepping Out of the Boat, where it originally appeared April 11, 2023 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Pro-lifers are applauding...
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Legal Issues on Chemical Abortions

  This article was originally posted by Edward Mechmann’s blog Stepping Out of the Boat on March 10, 2023 ____________________________________________________________________________________ In January 2023, the FDA announced a new policy that permits a woman to obtain...
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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...
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State Constitutions and Abortion Rights

    When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, they returned the battle over abortion rights to the states. Since then, there has been a lot of activity in state legislatures either to expand or restrict abortion. Some state laws that pre-dated Roe, or which were...
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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AFTER THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: A CATHOLIC GUIDE

Helen Alvaré (Catholic University of America Press, 2022, paperback, 248 pages, $24.95) Reviewed by Edward Mechmann ___________________________________________ Battles over religious liberty are in the news daily. These take place not just in courts and legislatures, but in the...
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An Abortion Clinic in Your Neighborhood

(Editors’ note: The following is reprinted with permission from Ed Mechmann’s blog, Stepping out of the Boat.) 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...
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