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Review and Analysis of the 2008 State Legislative Sessions

By Denise Burke

As we prepare for the fall elections and the run-up to the 2009 state legislative sessions, it is critical that we learn the lessons of 2008. This report analyzes the successes, defeats, and important legislative trends related to abortion, protection of unborn victims of violence, contraception, healthcare rights of conscience, biotechnologies, and the end-of-life. [more]

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23 Apr 2010 Posted by Americans United for Life in Law Articles no comments

A Lack of Prudence

By Clarke D. Forsythe

In June 2007, certain anti-abortion activists bought full-page newspaper ads featuring an “open letter” criticizing James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, for his “approval” of the Supreme Court’s April 18 decision in Gonzales v. Carhart, which upheld the constitutionality of the federal Partial- Birth Abortion Ban Act (PBABA) of 2003. The crux of the criticism seems to be that the Gonzales decision was “brutally wicked,” because the Court didn’t prohibit all abortions (or at least D&E abortions). [more]

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The Battlefield Broadens The Mexican Roe v. Wade

By Mailee R. Smith

In the last several years, the “usual suspects” in the pro-abortion movement have been infesting other nations with their pro-choice rhetoric. One need only peruse the first page of the Center for Reproductive Rights’ website to see headlines such as “Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Chilean Constitutional Tribunal’s Decision to Ban Distribution of ‘Morning-After Pill’ in Public Facilities” and “Filipino Women and Men Sue Manila Mayor for Ban on Contraception.” It is clear that the battle lines are now being drawn in countries far from our U.S. Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. Thus, it is becoming all the more important for the pro-life movement to shift to a more global focus, and support our pro-life brothers and sisters in other nations as they wage a war which has been litigated in this country for 35 years. We have much to offer from our wins and our losses. [more]

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