Month: December 2009

ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT REJECTS BLAGOJEVICH’S ‘EMERGENCY RULE’

Pharmacists are not required to distribute Plan B “morning after” pill CHICAGO, Dec. 18 Christian Newswire—This morning, the Illinois Supreme Court handed the governor another setback in the case of Morr-Fitz v. Blagojevich, et al. The court held that pharmacists may now defend their right of conscience against the state’s “Emergency Rule” which forces pharmacies to stock …

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The Unfortunate Legacy of Hill v. Colorado

LIFE LEGAL DEFENSE FOUNDATION P.O. Box 2105, Napa, California 94558 — (707) 224-6675 NEWS RELEASE Contact: Dana Cody, Executive Director (916) 727-4396 On December 1, LLDF filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case of a Massachusetts law severely restricting pro-life speech activity. McCullen v. Coakley, No. 09-592, challenges the …

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Supreme Court Leaves Standing Massachusetts Law Restricting Pro-Life Speech

On Monday, the Supreme Court turned away an appeal from sidewalk counselors in Massachusetts challenging a law that prevents them from offering assistance to abortion-bound women. The case, McCullen v. Coakley, No. 09-592, began in 2007, when Massachusetts passed a law prohibiting “entering or remaining” within 35 feet of abortion clinic entrances. The law contains exceptions …

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DEC. 2009: LLDF INTERVENES TO PROTECT WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN IN ARIZONA

A federal court ruled that two pro-life organizations could intervene in a lawsuit to defend pro-life legislation passed this year by Arizona’s legislature. The Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Greater Phoenix and the Arizona Catholic Conference are defending new pro-life laws that protect women considering abortion and medical providers who do not wish to participate in …

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