Month: September 2012

Brief Argues Mandatory Contraceptives Endanger Women’s Health

Life Legal Defense Foundation and Bioethics Defense Fund Present Argument Against HHS Mandate In Friend of the Court Brief A federal judge has agreed to consider a legal brief focusing on the danger that some contraceptives pose to women’s health. The case, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division …

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LLDF Files FOIA Requests for Pro-Lifer Questioned by FBI

Are you on the FBI’s domestic terrorist watch list just because you are pro-life? Two prolific pro-life activists are asking this very question. The Life Legal Defense Foundation has filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the FBI on behalf of Jill Stanek and Andy Moore. As you may recall, the FBI recently appeared …

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Victory against Planned Parenthood that Failed to Report Incest and Rape of Minor

Denise Fairbanks thanks Life Legal for their support! Denise Fairbanks, victimized by both her father and Planned Parenthood, has resolved her case against the nation’s largest abortion provider after filing a lawsuit that included multiple charges, such as failure to report incestuous statutory rape and sexual abuse of a minor by her father. The case, …

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Federal Judge Hits the Brakes on Another FACE Case

Life Legal Defense Foundation Ensures Pro-Life Advocate’s Due Process Last week, a federal judge hit the brakes in what U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had assumed would be a “slam dunk” case against pro-life sidewalk counselor David Hamilton. The Attorney General went after Hamilton with federal charges under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances …

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Life Legal Files Complaint Against Birmingham, Alabama Planned Parenthood: Will the Alabama Department of Public Health Revoke Another Abortion Clinic License?

An Alabama abortionist is being sued for medical malpractice in civil court action, along with the Planned Parenthood where he works. Accused of a botched abortion, Dr. Aqua Don E. Umoren and Planned Parenthood are on the receiving end of complaints filed by the Life Legal Defense Foundation September 19, 2012. They include a complaint …

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RememberingRoe.com to Unite Pro-Life Community in Prayer, Reflection

Columbus, Ohio—With the fortieth anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision approaching, at least twelve pro-life organizations are partnering to launch RememberingRoe.com, an interactive website commemorating Jan. 22, 1973, the day abortion became legal in the United States. The site offers interactive tools and historical information regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to federally legalize …

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License Denied to Dangerous Birmingham Abortion Clinic

In January 2012, several women were critically injured at the New Woman All Women abortion facility owned and operated by Diane Derzis. As a result, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) conducted a thorough investigation and issued a 76 page report noting numerous deficiencies at the facility. The ADPH revoked Diane Derzis’ medical license …

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Letter of LLDF Counsel Allison Aranda to Alabama Dept Public Health

[This is the text of a letter sent by LLDF Counsel Allison Aranda on LLDF letterhead to the Alabama Department of Public Health with links to the files of evidence incorporated for your convenience.] September 12, 2012 Alabama Office of Attorney General 501 Washington Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104 334-242-7300 RE: New Woman All Women To …

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Legal Abortion—Even at Planned Parenthood—is Not Safe

After two months of requests, Cook County Medical Examiner has released the autopsy report for Tonya Reaves, the 24-year-old mother who died after a second trimester abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood in July. A formal public records request for Reaves’ autopsy report made in writing on July 23rd by a staff member of Operation …

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