Month: March 2014

My Relationship With The Life Legal Defense Foundation

Pastor Walter Hoye shares his thankfulness for the work of LLDF as we celebrate 25 years of fulfilling our mission through law and education. Pastor Walter Hoye In January of this year, my wife Lori and I were in Washington, D.C. meeting with the national leaders of the pro-life movement regarding the new “Declaration of …

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National Pro Life Lawyer: Defending Daughters and Doing What’s Right

Catherine Short, Legal Director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation, issued the following statement on behalf of the Short family in response to a physical assault on her pro-life daughters, which has drawn misguided disparagement of the University of California at Santa Barbara professor who attacked them: “In early March 2014, my daughters Joan and …

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The Future of Religious Freedom at the Supreme Court

Can businesses, including family-owned businesses and closely held corporations, exercise religion? If so, what burdens may the government impose on such exercise of religion? What compelling interests must the government claim in order to justify burdening a business’s religious freedom? These were among the many issues argued at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 25, …

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Telling the Truth about Abortion Funding in Obamacare

People care about keeping tax dollars out of the hands of the abortion industry, but in the future will they be able to talk about how their legislators voted on this topic? Life Legal Defense Foundation joined the Bioethics Defense Fund and the Alliance Defending Freedom in filing an amicus brief on this very question. …

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The Heartbreak of Abortion for Expectant Fathers

“My girlfriend wants an abortion. I am devastated. I want to be a father and I was so excited about our baby. Can you help me?” LLDF receives heartbreaking requests like the above on a semi-regular basis. Over the past few months, we have received more than usual. Sometimes the request comes through e-mail, sometimes …

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Is True Social Discourse “Terrifying?”

Since the free speech rights of pro-life advocates are on review at the Supreme Court this term, there has been increased media discussion on the issue of abortion as well as the issue of free speech.  The coverage leaves one wondering, is it possible to have civil discourse over highly charged moral issues? Or does …

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Pro-Life Hero Phill Kline Petitions U.S. Supreme Court for Review of License Suspension

Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has petitioned the United States Supreme Court to review and overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision suspending his law license. The ethics allegations made against Kline, as well as his eventual punishment, were a result of his courageous legal actions against Kansas abortion clinics. Life Legal Defense Foundation is …

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What is Truly “Terrifying” in the Abortion Debate?

With the McCullen v. Coakley  case before the U. S. Supreme Court, the pro-abortion forces seem determined to “prove” that so-called bubble zones and buffer zones are essential to protect women entering abortion clinics. Cortney O’Brien and LifeNews.com highlight a story from Cosmo magazine in which six women share their stories about “terrifying” and “infuriating” …

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