• A Supreme Court Sequel for the Little Sisters

    The Little Sisters of the Poor are headed back to the Supreme Court this term. It is unclear whether they will win this one narrowly or broadly, but they should win. Although it is unfortunate that they have had to be in court again, the Little Sisters’ second case at the Supreme Court... Read more
  • Virginia lawmakers repeal abortion restrictions

    Virginia’s legislature has voted to repeal restrictions on abortions in the state. The state’s governor is expected to sign the repeal into law soon. The state’s House of Delegates voted 52-45 Tuesday to repeal abortion restrictions, including a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before... Read more
  • University pro-lifers win appeal over security fee that nixed events

    The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of a student pro-life group that was charged a $17,500 security fee to stage events on the University of Alberta campus. “It’s very significant. This is an encouragement for anybody to say things on campus that may be unpopular, so long as it... Read more
  • 379,418 Signatures Submitted to End Dismemberment Abortions

    The Michigan Values Life coalition submitted 379,418 signatures believed to be valid to the Michigan Bureau of Elections today to initiate legislation to ban dismemberment abortions in Michigan. Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, “This is a wonderful Christmas present to... Read more
  • Planned Parenthood Blocks California Bill That Would Help Patients Report Abuse

    California’s Assembly Bill 1030, designed to inform female patients about what to expect during pelvic examinations and enable them to identify illegal predatory behavior, sailed through the Assembly committees, the Assembly floor and the Senate committees unanimously — seemingly on its way... Read more
  • Lawsuit filed over latest New York abortion law

    Several pro-life organizations in New York have sued the state over a law they say targets pro-life and religious employers, barring them from reflecting their core beliefs in hiring policies. “No government has the right to tell pro-life or religious organizations they must hire someone... Read more
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Frozen Embryos Mere ‘Marital Property’

    Human development begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm … unites with a female gamete or oocyte…to form a single cell. This highly specialized, totipotent cell marks the beginning of each of us as a unique individual. (p. 18) — Keith Moore and T.V.N.... Read more
  • The Right Way to Talk about Rights

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights Day, December 10, commemorates the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Recently, the Trump administration has been giving some thought to that declaration. In July, Secretary of State Mike... Read more
  • Human Dignity Redefined

    In revolutionary countries you expect to find desecration: churches turned into lavatories or reformatories, their sanctuaries wrecked and defiled, their bells pulled down and melted, and their crosses tumbled to the ground by commissars, as the Young Pioneers jeer. Yet not all revolutions... Read more
  • Little Sisters of the Poor again seek Supreme Court’s help

    The Little Sisters of the Poor filed a petition with the Supreme Court Oct. 1 asking the court to once again protect them from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act. This has a familiar ring because in 2016 the Supreme Court granted the sisters a religious exemption from the... Read more