Month: August 2009

Court Turns Down Pastor Hoye’s Challenge to “Mother May I” Ordinance

LIFE LEGAL DEFENSE FOUNDATION P.O. Box 2105, Napa, California 94558 — 707.224.6675 NEWS RELEASE August 5, 2009 Contact: Catherine Short, Legal Director (805) 640-1940 Court Turns Down Pastor Hoye’s Challenge to “Mother May I” Ordinance On August 4, federal district court judge Charles Breyer ruled Oakland’s “Mother May I” ordinance constitutional, setting the stage for …

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Good News: Baby’s Life Spared, Thanks to LLDF Advance Healthcare Directive

On February 3, sidewalk counselor Georgia Warwick met a distraught couple outside an abortion clinic. Nereyda was 4-1/2 months pregnant and had just been diagnosed with stage-4 sarcoma cancer; it had invaded her lung, heart, and pulmonary artery. She had a three-doctor consultation scheduled for February 13 and had been told to abort her baby …

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Stem Cell Debate is Over Ethics, Not Science

Wesley J Smith From the moment President George W. Bush imposed federal funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, Big Biotech, patient advocacy groups, celebrities and the media have been obsessed with eviscerating the policy. Indeed, although the Bush administration funded about $175 million in grants for human embryonic stem cell research, and despite the …

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Ask the Attorney: An Interview with Former Kansas Attorney General and Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline

The unfortunate shooting death of abortionist George Tiller this past May has once again focused attention on Kansas as the late-term abortion capital of the nation. Gone unmentioned by the media, however, was the fact that for six years Kansas had a pro-life prosecutor who put his career on the line in an unflagging effort …

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“Mother, May I” Law Challenged in Federal Court

On June 26, federal District Court Judge Charles Breyer heard arguments on the constitutionality of a “Mother May I” law enacted by the city of Oakland, California, in response to the peaceful sidewalk counseling activity of Rev. Walter Hoye. The city ordinance prohibits approaching without consent within 8 feet of any person seeking to enter …

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