Month: August 2014

California Department of Managed Health Care Action Violates Weldon Amendment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Friday to the California Department of Managed Health Care condemning its decision to force two Jesuit universities to cover elective abortions in their health insurance plans. The letter alleges that the decision violates federal law, under which the state cannot mandate …

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University Professor Sentenced for Attack on Pro-Life Students

(August 15, 2014 – Santa Barbara, CA) Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, was sentenced to 108 hours of community service, 10 hours of anger management, and three years probation for her assault on a group of pro-life students in early March. She was also …

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McCullen II? – Massachusetts Legislature Responds to McCullen Decision – Passes New Limit on Pro-Life Speech

In an apparent reaction to the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision striking their draconian buffer zone law, the Massachusetts legislature passed a new bill to recreate buffer zones and thereby restrict the free speech of pro-life advocates. “Pro-abortion forces in Massachusetts have responded quickly to exploit assumed loopholes in the McCullen decision,” comments Dana Cody, President …

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Federal Judge Strikes Alabama Law Designed to Protect Women

Following on the coattails of the 5th Circuit, Judge Thompson this week struck down the Alabama Admitting Privileges component of the Alabama Women’s Health and Safety Act. The court relied heavily on assumptions that three of Alabama’s abortion centers might close if the law went into effect. Notwithstanding the fact that two other abortion centers …

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