VA to offer abortion access even in states where it’s illegal

  The Biden administration is once again directing federal agencies to expand abortion access in any way possible. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs is poised to provide abortions to female veterans across the United States—even in states where such procedures may be...
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From the Editors Summer 2022

ROE OVERTURNED A 6-3 Ruling Ends 50 Years of Federal Abortion Rights —New York Times headline, June 25, 2022 When Roe v. Wade was issued on January 22, 1973, it surprised just about everyone, including our founder J.P. McFadden. He read the text of the sweeping opinion the next...
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Dobbs and Constitutional Limits on Abortion

  In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade and declared that it was returning abortion regulation to the “people and their elected representatives.” The collective freedom of political choice that Dobbs affirmed sounded plenary....
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The End of Shame

  I was ashamed, and I was confounded, because I bore the disgrace of my youth (Jeremiah 31:19).   Recently, while reading Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, I came across this admonition, given by an old monk to a licentious and foolish father: “And above all do not be so...
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The Legal Consequences of Dobbs

  The goal the pro-life movement has worked and prayed for over the last half-century has finally been accomplished. The Supreme Court has finally overturned Roe v. Wade[1] and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.[2] Here is the money quote from the majority opinion in Dobbs v....
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Amid Possibility of ‘Roe’ Overturning, Pro-life Centers Face Threats and Attacks

  The Department of Homeland Security is preparing for a violent reaction to the Supreme Court’s impending decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, according to a report obtained by Axios last month. But the DHS doesn’t have to wait for the Supreme Court to...
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Life after Dobbs

  After a life spent in daily journalism, I am coming to believe that you have to watch the little stuff in daily life in order to acquire some intellectual hold on the big stuff. Add up a lot of little stuff, after appropriate sorting, and you may arrive at a depiction, or...
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The Economics of Abortion

  In the days following the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft of the Dobbs case, which threatens Roe v Wade, Amazon announced it would contribute up to $4000 to any employee who must travel to get an abortion.  Abortion as economics.  A court decision may not affect overmuch...
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What Happens Should Roe Go?

  The Supreme Court’s decision to take up in its next session Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the suit brought against the 2018 Mississippi law limiting abortions to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy, can’t help but raise heady hopes in prolifers eager for good...
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Oklahoma Legislature Outlaws Abortion from Fertilization

The Oklahoma legislature on Thursday passed the most expansive pro-life legislation in the country, outlawing abortion from the moment of fertilization. The bill, which Governor Kevin Stitt has promised to sign, makes exceptions for rape and incest, and it would not affect the...
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