Fall Banquet 1999

It was a five-star evening with great friends, profound speech, wine, music, laughter and fine food at the Bellevue Club for our seventh LLDF Banquet on Saturday, November 11. Before getting started with the dinner itself, our excellent pianist, Anika Zimmer, played, while guests were greeted and hors d’oeuvres passed. Meanwhile, our illustrious speaker, Wesley …

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Ask the Attorney: An Interview with Paul Eldridge and Bob Tyler of Tyler, Dorsa & Eldridge, LLP, Temecula, Calif.

Mr. Eldridge, please tell me about your educational background and that of your partners. Eldridge: I am a graduate of Trinity Law School in Santa Ana. I also received a masters degree from Simon Greenleaf University in International Human Rights. I was able to study at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France …

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Piercing the Darkness in Massachusetts

[Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last June in Hill v. Colorado, 120 S.Ct. 2480 (2000) upholding a Colorado statute forbidding speakers from approaching people without their consent, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a law which was similar in many respects, but with two crucial differences. First, the Massachusetts law applied only in the vicinity of …

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“Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Member…?” The New McCarthyism: Alive and Well in California

Katie Short In the last issue of Lifeline, we reported on SB 1945, a bill in the California legislature the sole purpose of which was to demonize pro-lifers by making “antiabortion crimes” the legal equivalent of “hate crimes.” That strategy backfired when LLDF Executive Director Dana Cody and other concerned pro-lifers presented reams of evidence …

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Public Education

Anne Starr Life Legal Defense Foundation’s executive director believes in the First Amendment right to free speech, even when that speech is disturbing. In that cause, Dana Cody defends Life Legal Defense Foundation clients who want to tell high school students facts about abortion that they will not hear in the mass media, in class, …

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“Kill the Bill, Not the Ill”: A Report from the Front Lines of the Assisted Suicide Fight in California

Wesley J Smith It was every liberal’s dream of diverse, grass-roots political activism: more than a hundred people demonstrating angrily in front of the California state capitol against pending legislation that threatened people who are poor, who are disabled, and who are vulnerable. Disability-rights activists in wheel-chairs marched in solidarity with white medical professionals, alongside …

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