Month: July 2011

Life Legal Defense Foundation’s 22nd Annual Benefit Dinner

Honoring the Defenders of Life Saturday, November 5, 2011, 6:00 pm The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt Hotel Keynote Speaker—The Honorable Phill Kline, former Attorney General of Kansas, whose distinguished prosecutorial record includes cases against Planned Parenthood and the late abortionist George Tiller. Phillip D. Kline joined the Liberty University School of Law in 2009. …

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VICTORY! — Pastor Hoye’s Constitutional Rights Vindicated at the Ninth Circuit

San Francisco, Calif.: On Thursday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Hoye v. Oakland, the case in which Pastor Walter Hoye challenged Oakland’s “bubble zone” ordinance as an unconstitutional infringement of free speech. In the 3-0 opinion authored by Circuit Judge Marsha S. Berzon, the court stated, “We agree with Hoye that there …

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At the Bottom of the Slippery Slope: Where Euthanasia Meets Organ Harvesting

by Wesley J Smith In 1992, my friend Frances committed suicide on her 76th birthday. Frances was not terminally ill. She had been diagnosed with treatable leukemia and needed a hip replacement. Mostly, though, she was depressed by family issues and profoundly disappointed at where her life had taken her. Something seemed very off to …

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Ask the Attorney: An Interview with Cyrus Johnson

Although Life Legal Defense Foundation has its own dedicated and talented staff attorneys, it nevertheless must rely on a number of private attorneys across the country to represent (often on a pro bono basis) those whose pro-life activities have caused them to need legal assistance, and who have come to LLDF looking for that assistance. …

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From the Executive Director: Remaining Forward-Thinking

Despite the economic woes we hear about daily, as an organization LLDF is seeing record growth, both in our operations and effectiveness. While funds are not at a record high, we’ve seen requests for help increasing, and because of the incredible partnership of individuals in the pro-life community, we have been able to hire two …

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The Hypocrisy of “Choice:” Dangerous Attempts to Limit Pregnant Women’s Options

On July 13, 2011, William H. Pauley III, United States District judge for the Southern District of New York, issued a preliminary injunction to New York City’s “Local Law 17,” an ordinance requiring “pregnancy services centers” to advertise, among other things, that they did not perform or refer for abortions. In The Evergreen Association Inc. …

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COURT DECISION IN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH CASE SHERLEY V. SEBELIUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, July 27, 2011, Judge Royce C. Lamberth for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, issued his ruling against the plaintiffs, 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 …

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FEDS PROSECUTE PRO-LIFER: DOJ SIDES WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Where the Obama Department of Justice Spends Its Time On July 14, 2011, the United States Department of Justice filed a civil complaint against pro-life advocate Richard Retta, of Potomac Maryland. The complaint alleges that Retta physically obstructed and intentionally intimidated a person or persons entering the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington in violation of …

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Mark Your Calendars

Life Legal Defense Foundation’s Annual Benefit Dinner Honoring the Defenders of Life Saturday, November 17, 2012, 6:00 pm Our Lady of Peace, Santa Clara, Calif. Keynote Speaker—Julia Holcomb Life Legal defends the defenders of life to save innocent lives and prevent women from suffering as Julia Holcomb has. God has used Ms. Holcomb’s tragic experience …

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