Month: July 2007

Life Legal Defense Foundation Applauds Presidential Veto of Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Proving once again to be a man of his word, President Bush has vetoed the bill which would fund embryonic stem cell research using federal tax dollars. With his veto President Bush has set the standard – all human life is precious. At least at the federal level, those who believe in the sanctity of …

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Death on Demand: The Assisted-Suicide Movement Sheds Its Fig Leaf.

Wesley J. Smith Should laws against assisted suicide be rescinded as “paternalistic?” Should assisted suicide be transformed from what is now a crime (in most places) into a sacred “right to die”? Should assisted suicide be redefined from a form of homicide into a legitimate “medical treatment” readily available to all persistently suffering people, including …

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General Recap & Update (Summer 2007)

People’s Advocate v. Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee (Calif.)—Suit for declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent expenditure of public funds for research focused on embryonic stem cells and cloning. Adverse ruling from trial court, upheld by court of appeals. Petition for review to state supreme court denied. Roe v. Planned Parenthood (Cincinnati, Ohio)—Civil action for damages …

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Ask the Attorney: An Interview with Brian Hurley, Esq.

Brian E. Hurley, an Ohio litigator who helped win the only criminal conviction against a Catholic archdiocese in the U.S. for failure to report sex abuse crimes against children, is leading two cases against Planned Parenthood for allegedly ignoring laws that require reporting suspected or known abuse of minors. The Legal Life Defense Foundation is …

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Life After Proposition 71 (That Is, for Some of Us)

The case of the People’s Advocate and the National Tax Limitation Foundation v. the Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee (ICOC) has ended with the California supreme court denying LLDF’s petition to review the case.(1) One justice, Kennard, indicated she was of the opinion the case should be reviewed. Unfortunately for the unborn, the California taxpayer and …

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Gonzales v. Carhart: A “Partial” Victory

Katie Short One of the best lines in Gonzales v. Carhart, the SupremeCourt decision upholding (5-4) the federal partial birthabortion ban, came in Justice Ginsburg’s dissent. Shestates: “Retreating from prior rulings that abortion restrictions cannotbe imposed absent an exception safeguarding a woman’s health, theCourt upholds an Act that surely would not survive under the close …

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