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How Assisted Suicide Euthanized Roe V. Wade

by Wesley J. Smith Back in the ’90s, the assisted-suicide movement tried to convince the Supreme Court to impose a Roe v. Wade– styledecisionfortheircausethatwouldcircumventthedemocraticprocessbyimposingdoctor-hasteneddeath as a constitutional right. (Full disclosure: I wrote and filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court against that effort as a lawyer for the International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force, now the …

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Semantics Chart New Course for Pro-Abortion Laws

By Katie Short The abortion decision in all its aspects is inherently, and primarily, a medical decision, and basic responsibility for it must rest with the physician.” So wrote Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun almost 50 years ago. Now that Roe v. Wade is a history lesson, not a controlling precedent, it is instructive to …

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Drug Abuse During Pregnancy

by Mark Price, RN Over the last decade, methamphetamine has become among the top three drugs requiring inpatient treatment among women of childbearing age. It is responsible for low BMI (Body Mass Index) in female users. This effect on a woman’s body can have profound implications during pregnancy. Methamphetamine is a powerful appetite suppressant. Lower …

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What’s Next? The U.S. Constitution Protects the Unborn: The 14th Amendment and Abortion

Alexandra Snyder The Supreme Court, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, held that Roe v. Wade must be overruled because “the Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision,” including the Fourteenth Amendment. Justice Harry Blackmun, who wrote the Court’s opinion in Roe v. Wade …

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Gosnell Award: Prominent Abortionist Works Hard to Prove “Legal” Is Far from Safe

Alexandra Snyder Life Legal is assisting in two cases of medical malpractice against notorious late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart and his associates. In both cases, the women found Carhart through his website, abortionclinics.org, which boasts of “specializing in 2nd and 3rd trimester abortion care.” Carhart, who is over 80 years old, operates two abortion mills—one in …

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Red State Roes

Katie Short As this issue of Lifeline went to print, we were still awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court in Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Dobbs, the Supreme Court case that could curtail or overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The decision will allow states much greater leeway in passing laws …

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Abortion Advocates Turn to Criminal Harassment and Violence as the Fate of Roe Hangs in the Balance

Allison Aranda You may recall in 2020 Life Legal brought your attention to the increasing number of cities enacting bubble zones outside of abortion clinics. These zones are designed to silence and intimidate pro-life sidewalk counselors. What the abortion cartel did not anticipate was that the peaceful, courageous sidewalk counselors would not back down! In …

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Dobbs v. JWHO and the Unworkability of Viability

Catherine Short On December 1, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case challenging a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation. Adhering to the Supreme Court decisions of Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), the district court in Mississippi and the Fifth Circuit had struck down the …

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