So says Jonathan Imbody, Vice President for Government Relations at Christian Medical Association, in an op-ed in today’s Washington Times: The article “Clinic must release abortion data” (Nation, Thursday), which details a Kansas grand jury’s investigation of illegal late-term abortions, exposes the fact that abortion remains one of the most unregulated and unaccountable medical procedures […]
Sorrel Mason, age 2, had a rare cancer – acute myeloid leukemia – and had a 30% chance of survival. After a failed search across America and Europe to find a suitable bone marrow tissue donor, a partial match was finally found in umbilical stem cells from Japan. A bone marrow transplant was successfully performed […]
“It is human beings they are experimenting with,” says Countess Josephine Quintavalle, founder of Comment on Reproductive Ethics, regarding the creation of 3-parent embryos by scientists at Newcastle University, England. The new technique amounts to human cloning, using an embryo as a source of DNA. Newcastle scientists created 10 embryos using the DNA of 3 […]
In addition to the two whitepapers posted this morning (Idaho and Louisiana), the following whitepapers were posted this afternoon: Florida Hawaii Maryland Minnesota New Mexico This bring the number of state supreme court whitepapers now available at AULStateSupremeCourtProject.org to 47.
The Idaho and Louisiana supreme court whitepapers have just been posted at AULStateSupremeCourtProject.org. There are now 42 state supreme court whitepapers available. In addition, all of the state supreme court materials from Defending Life 2008 are now available: The Essential Role of State Supreme Courts in the World After Roe Summary Information on State Supreme […]
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.