Month: October 2013

Alabama Considers Tightening Abortion Clinic Regulations

While stories of substandard, dangerous abortion practices abound throughout the country, the State of Alabama is taking steps in the right direction, tightening regulations and providing practical protections for women. The Department of Public Health has issued proposed regulations that would clarify the definition of “Abortion or Reproductive Health Center” to include a facility where …

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Pro-Life Attorneys File Brief on Behalf of Disability Rights Groups, Urge US Supreme Court to Grant Cert in Case Involving 20-Week Abortion Ban

October 30, 2013: Today, Life Legal Defense Foundation joined the Bioethics Defense Fund in submitting an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review in the case Horne v. Isaacson. The case involves an Arizona law banning abortions after 20 weeks gestational age, except when necessary to avoid death or serious health risk …

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General Recap & Update (Fall 2013)

CASES RESOLVED: People v. Reeves (Calif.)—Sidewalk counselor arrested for trespass in public parking lot near Planned Parenthood in Sacramento. Victory!: Charges dismissed. Huntsville v. Fecteau (Alabama)—71- year-old grandmother and sidewalk counselor arrested for purported harassment and accused of spraying holy water in the direction of two pro-abort protesters. Victory!: Judge found Ms. Fecteau not guilty …

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Kansas Supreme Court Crushes Hopes for Justice in Case Against Former AG Phill Kline

The Kansas Supreme Court has handed down its decision in In the Matter of Phillip D. Kline, the disciplinary action against former State Attorney General Phill Kline. In its decision issued Friday, the Court continued in its course of political pandering and decided against Mr. Kline who was found to have been in violation of …

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Birmingham’s Banned Abortionist Remains a Danger to Women

Life Legal Defense Foundation is calling on the Alabama Department of Public Health to ensure the safety and medical well-being of Birmingham’s women and children by commencing inspections immediately at the facility where Bruce Norman has been illegally performing abortions.  The building, located at 1001 17th Street S in Birmingham, has been at the center …

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Non-Physician Abortions Signed into Law in California: Who’s Watching the Children?

On October 9, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills aimed at “removing barriers” to women obtaining abortions. AB 154 allows first trimester surgical abortions to be performed by midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. AB 980 repealed provisions of the building code applicable to facilities providing surgical abortions, thus allowing abortion clinics …

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How Many Experts Does It Take to Advise a Dying Patient?

Wesley  J. Smith Back when the mess that is Obamacare was working its way through the legislative sausage factory, warnings about “death panels” almost derailed the entire enterprise. There were two, somewhat related, areas of concern: (1) that Obamacare’s many cost/benefit bureaucratic boards would lead to explicit health care rationing; and (2) that doctors paid …

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