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Archive for the ‘Abortion’ Category.

 

How Justice Kavanaugh Could Alter Landmark Cases

Newly appointed Justice Kavanaugh could alter the outcome of many landmark cases that may appear before the Supreme Court.

November 9th, 2018

  At the beginning of July 2018, President Trump announced his decision to appoint Brett Kavanaugh to fill the spot left by the retirement of Justice Kennedy, and last month, Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in to the Supreme Court. While Justice Kavanaugh previously served on the US Court of Appeals for Read More


Satanist Group Challenges Missouri Abortion Law

A group of Satanists is challenging a Missouri law that requires women who want an abortion to receive a booklet stating that life begins at conception.

March 2nd, 2018

  A group of Satanists at an organization called the Satanic Temple recently challenged a Missouri law that requires women who want an abortion to receive a booklet stating that life begins at conception. They took their case to the Missouri Supreme Court by arguing that this requirement violates the religious beliefs of women. This Read More


The Great Debate: Religion and Contraception

contraception

June 22nd, 2017

There are few subjects that are more polarizing than the debate over the legality and use of contraception. It is for this reason that any decision from the country’s highest authority will be highly anticipated and then greatly debated itself. Knowing a  little history of the controversy surrounding contraception use in the United States can Read More


Rare Abortion-Related Homicide Case in New York Court

Doctors performing an abortion on a woman.

November 24th, 2016

  A rare case concerning an abortion-related homicide is currently being heard in a New York court. The case, which is being heard by the Queens Supreme Court, concerns a New York doctor who is facing manslaughter charges after a patient died following an abortion during the patient’s second trimester of pregnancy. The death resulted Read More


The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Roe v. Wade and Legal Abortion in Latest Decision

The Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

July 30th, 2016

Recently, we discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding contraception and the Affordable Care Act. Although the court ultimately left that decision to the lower courts, on Monday, June 27, 2016, the court made a bold statement regarding abortion and reproductive rights when it handed down a 5-to-3 decision reaffirming the prior landmark cases of Read More


A Bill Has Passed the House Restricting Federal Funds for Abortions

New bill denies federal funds for abortion to women around the country

February 24th, 2015

Recently the House voted to pass an anti-abortion bill severely limiting the federal funding of abortions.  The Universal Life Church is interested in the outcome of any bill that may restrict another’s constitutional rights. The Anti-Federal Funding Abortion Bill The bill will restrict federal funds from being used for abortions.  The restrictions of federal funds Read More


Arizona Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Anti-Abortion Case

Anti-abortion

January 28th, 2015

Abortion supporters in Arizona celebrated recently when the Supreme Court of Arizona let a lower court decision stand that blocks Arizona’s law against an abortion-inducing medication.  On December 15, 2014, the Supreme Court of Arizona refused to hear a case involving an anti-abortion drug law. The Universal Life Church takes an interest in any law Read More


North Dakota Abortion Law: Overturned

April 30th, 2014

North Dakota no longer has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States. In April, Federal Judge Daniel Hovland overturned a stringent anti-abortion measure signed last July by Republican Gov. Jack Darymple calling it “invalid and unconstitutional.” Reproductive rights groups cheered the ruling. The law had prohibited a North Dakota abortion after Read More


South Dakota Law Would Legalize Killing Abortion Doctors

South Dakota abortion law

July 30th, 2012

A new bill has been proposed in the state of South Dakota in which the legal definition of “justifiable homicide” may include any killings that are done in order to prevent the harm or death of a fetus. This would mean that doctors who perform abortions could be legally killed. The legislation, House Bill 1171, Read More