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- VICTORY! Pro-Life Mississippi (MS)—Police officers in Jackson MS threatened to arrest pro-life advocates after Life Legal secured a permanent settlement prohibiting such harassment. We took successful action to have the settlement enforced so pro-lifers can once again exercise their constitutional right to speak and pray on the public sidewalk.
- Please pray for a Minnesota case involving a disabled young man who needs medical care and treatment. His parents had been his medical decision-makers, but their rights were recently terminated over a conflict regarding his care.
- Unfortunately, we received an unfavorable ruling in our challenge to California’s assisted suicide law. Please pray as we decide what our next steps should be. Details to follow.
- December 7: Two Rivers School v. Darnell et al. (DC)—Pro-life advocates protested the building of a Planned Parenthood megacenter adjacent to a middle school in Washington, D.C. The school district sued. Life Legal is representing the lead defendant in the case.
- January 16, 2019: Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress (CA)—Hearing on Life Legal’s motion to dismiss all racketeering, conspiracy, and fraud claims in Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit involving baby body parts videos.
- September 2019: Tentative trial date in Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress. Planned Parenthood sued David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), and CMP board members individually after a series of videos were released showing Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the trafficking of aborted baby parts. PP is seeking tens of millions in damages. The case is currently before the Ninth Circuit.
- Passmore v. 21st Century Oncology (FL): Sally Passmore and Paula Thybault were fired for their pro-life views. The case is currently in discovery.
- McKitty v. Hayani (Toronto, Canada): Life Legal is assisting in the Canadian case of 27-year-old Taquisha McKitty, who was declared brain dead in September, but has since been exhibiting movements and responses incompatible with brain failure. The judge ruled that the hospital could remove Taquisha from life support despite her and her family’s religious belief that life is not determined solely on the basis of neurological criteria. Taquisha’s family is appealing the decision.
- Planned Parenthood v. MMB Properties, Inc. (FL): Case involving a medical office complex that refused to allow Planned Parenthood to perform abortions on its premises. The case is now in discovery and proceeding to trial.