Month: August 2010

Appellate Court Overturns Walter Hoye’s Conviction

OAKLAND, Calif.: An appellate court overturned Elder Walter Hoye’s criminal conviction for violating Oakland’s “Mother May I” law restricting sidewalk counseling. In a jury trial in 2009, Hoye was found guilty of two counts of unlawfully approaching women seeking abortions at an Oakland abortion clinic; the court sentenced him to 30 days in jail and an …

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INFORMATION ABOUT AND LINKS FOR SHERLEY V. SEBELIUS

On August 23, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a preliminary injunction in the case Sherley v. Sebelius, ruling that there is sufficient evidence to warrant halting funding for embryo-destructive research while the case is under consideration. Specifically, the court found that the plaintiffs presented a strong case that NIH Guidelines …

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LIFE LEGAL DEFENSE FOUNDATION GETS LOITERING CHARGES AGAINST SIDEWALK COUNSELOR DISMISSED

LIFE LEGAL DEFENSE FOUNDATION P.O. Box 2105, Napa, California 94558 — (707) 224-6675 NEWS RELEASE Contact:  Allison K. Aranda, Staff Counsel (951) 541-9327 SAN MARCOS, Calif.: The San Marcos City Attorney’s office confirmed yesterday that it has dismissed all criminal charges against Elena Di Ventra that arose out of a loitering citation she received in May 2010. …

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ELLA ABORTION DRUG APPROVED AS EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION

Today, August 13, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration approved the application for a new abortion drug, ulipristal acetate, under the label “ella.” Ella is the first selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) available in the United States for the indication of “emergency contraception (EC).” According to the European Medicines Agency, SPRMs block progesterone which is …

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Personhood and the Law

Joanna Galbraith “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Declaration of Independence, 1776. More than 230 years after the Declaration of Independence, a specific “created” class of …

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Assisted Suicide: Why Now?

Wesley J Smith Since 1988, when euthanasia advocates failed to qualify for a legalization initiative on the California ballot, the assisted suicide movement in the United States has gone from a barely noticed fringe movement to a well-funded political machine that threatens Hippocratic medical values and the sanctity/equality of human life. Consider the disturbing history: …

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