Month: June 2016

SCOTUS Strikes Down Abortion Regulations

Life Legal was at the Supreme Court as it rendered its decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the first abortion-related case to reach the Court in nearly ten years. The Court held that requiring abortion facilities to adhere to the same medical provisions as other ambulatory clinics was “unnecessary” and constituted an “undue burden” …

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HHS Forces Churches to Pay for Abortion Coverage

This week, Life Legal received a letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifying us that religious employers must provide insurance coverage for elective abortions through the third trimester of pregnancy. In 2014, Life Legal filed a complaint with HHS after the California Department of Managed Health Care notified California insurance …

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#prayforAlex

Life Legal seeks medical personnel willing to provide independent evaluation… Thirteen-year-old Alex Pierce, brain-damaged in Loma Linda Medical Center, faces tests and medical rulings that may end his young life. His family is desperately seeking a physician or hospital to conduct an independent evaluation of Alex’s condition. If you know of medical personnel willing to …

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End of Life Option Act Lacks Accountability

Though California’s assisted suicide bill has gone into effect, pro-life attorneys are preparing for another court date to halt the measure. The End of Life Option Act legalizes doctor-assisted suicide, although questions remain about its legality and ethics on the part of lawmakers in how it was passed. Read more about Life Legal’s challenge to …

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Life Legal Files Lawsuit to Stop Assisted Suicide Law

The Life Legal Defense Foundation filed a lawsuit today challenging California’s physician-assisted suicide law, the “End of Life Option Act.” The civil rights lawsuit alleges Equal Protection violations of individuals labeled terminally ill and was filed by five physicians in southern California and by the American Academy of Medical Ethics (AAME), which represents more than 600 California doctors and …

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Planned Parenthood Violates Patient Privacy Rights to Sell Fetal Tissue

Life Legal applauds the Select Congressional Panel investigating Planned Parenthood for filing a complaint against the abortion giant, citing “serious and systematic violations of the HIPAA privacy rule.” The Panel requested a “swift and full investigation by the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services.” Complaints were also filed against …

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