Delaware Court of Chancery Master Sam Glasscock III issued a ruling January 24, 2008, that could result in the withdrawal of Lauren Marie Richardson’s feeding tube. Twenty-three year-old Lauren Marie Richardson suffered severe brain damage after a heroine overdose in August 2007. She was kept alive with feeding tubes and a ventilator, and successfully delivered […]
The deadline has been extended by two weeks to February 15 to ensure that interested students have the opportunity to apply! About the AUL Legal Fellowship Program The AUL Summer Fellowship Program combines top flight legal work with public interest commitment. Each fellow will be mentored by an AUL attorney who will regularly meet with […]
AUL was pleased to be able to co-sponsor this year’s Blogs for Life conference. The conference was held at the offices of the Family Research Council (FRC) and live streamed on their blog. FRC has now posted video of the following presentations, including our own Maggie Datiles. The following links will take you directly to […]
New legislation under consideration in New Hampshire would require guidance counselors or healthcare providers to counsel teenage girls before they undergo an abortion, but effectively denies parents or guardians the right to be consulted and involved in this major medical decision. In 2007, New Hampshire lawmakers repealed the state’s parental notification statute that required an […]
The 40th state supreme court whitepaper, Mississippi has just been posted at AULStateSupemeCourtProject.org.
On January 28, the Ninth Circuit issued a unanimous opinion in Arizona Life Coalition v. Stanton.* The Plaintiff, Arizona Life Coalition, filed the suit after the state refused to issue a Choose Life license plate under the statutory guidelines. In sum, the Ninth Circuit concluded that the Choose Life plates constitute private speech, and therefore […]
On January 23, 2008, the Wisconsin Assembly passed legislation (AB 377) requiring hospitals to offer so-called “emergency contraception” to sexual assault victims. This mandate will not exempt hospitals that object, on moral, ethical, or religious grounds, to dispensing the abortifacient drug. Governor Jim Doyle is expected to sign the measure. “It is a sad day […]
Georgia’s two Catholic bishops, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and Bishop J. Kevin Boland of Savannah, have declared that they do not endorse a Human Life Amendment to the Georgia State Constitution. In their written statement, the bishops asserted: We do not support the passage of [House Resolution] 536 . . . We have come […]
As we noted in the press release on the 35th anniversary of Roe, the five most well-documented medical risks from abortion are: A heightened risk of pre-term birth in future pregnancy An increased incidence of alcohol and drug abuse An increased risk of suicide A heightened risk of placenta previa in future pregnancies The loss […]
A new book, Embryo: A Defense of Human Life by Robert George and Chris Tollefsen, has been getting a good bit of attention on the web and in the blogosphere. At WORLD, Marvin Olasky interviewed the authors for the January 26 issue Scott Klusendorf summarizes the book at the Life Training Institute blog. And Justin […]
The Nebraska whitepaper has just been posted, and the Tennessee whitepaper has just been updated at AULStateSupremeCourtProject.org.
Several recent news items have commented on and examined several movies and other pop-culture artifacts from 2007 where characters chose life instead of abortion. Rick Santorum earlier this month had an op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquierer: If art is a reflection of our culture, our culture – and particularly our youth culture – is awaking […]
On January 22, 2008—yes, on the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the Eighth Circuit handed down a decision that is disappointing on the one hand, yet encouraging on the other. The case, Roe v. Crawford, was filed by a female inmate seeking to have an elective abortion. However, Larry Crawford, Director of the Missouri Department […]
One of my colleagues just pointed out to me the President’s National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2008 proclamation. It’s well worth your time to read all five paragraphs, but I wanted to point out one sentence in particular: On National Sanctity of Human Life Day and throughout the year, we help strengthen the culture […]
While abortion has been legal in the United States for 35 years and remains legal and available throughout pregnancy for any reason, public recognition of the negative impact of abortion on women is increasing and more pro-life laws are in effect than ever before. “Abortion-on-demand has been imposed on our nation because the courts and […]
Steve Chapman’s latest column weighs in on the recent news that abortion rates continue to fall, pointing out that it is a combination of legislation and education that is responsible. By now, pro-life groups know that outlawing most abortions is not a plausible aspiration. So they have adopted a two-pronged strategy. The first is to […]