Month: April 2011

APPEALS COURT RULES EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH MAY CONTINUE

Friday, April 29, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in a 2 to 1 decision, ruled on a preliminary injunction in the Sherley v. Sebelius case. As you may know, this case has been filed by adult stem cell researchers who contend that President Obama’s embryo-destructive stem cell research funding policy …

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OHIO CASE ROE V. PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS RESOLVED — WHAT IS THERE TO HIDE?

Life Legal Defense Foundation is pleased to announce that the Ohio case, Roe v. Planned Parenthood, Case No. A0502691, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, has been “resolved and dismissed,” according to a statement by attorney for the plaintiffs, Brian Hurley (Crabbe, Brown & James LLP). Resolution of the case comes after judgment was entered against …

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: 112th Congress: Status of Abortion Funding

Thursday, April 14, 2011, the House and Senate concluded consideration of the 2011 funding bill (House Resolution 1473). In addition to the funding bill itself, Congress considered two important pro-life resolutions: the Alexander Resolution to defund Obamacare (House Congressional Resolution 35 to defund Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), and a resolution to defund Planned …

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: California Legislature: An Update on Funding Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

The California Legislature is considering AB 1901 (Wieckowski), which would add $3 to fines for traffic violations (except parking offenses). The money is to go to fund the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act (The Roman Reed Bill). This Bill, signed in 2000 and renewed twice since then, established the California Spinal Cord Research Fund …

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ILLINOIS COURT PROTECTS PHARMACISTS’ RIGHTS OF CONSCIENCE

Life Legal Defense Foundation commends the Illinois Circuit Court for Sangamon County for its ruling on Tuesday which held that pharmacists with conscientious objections to dispensing emergency contraceptives cannot be forced to do so. At issue was an Illinois administrative rule requiring pharmacies and pharmacy owners to dispense Plan B and other forms of emergency …

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