Archive for: February, 2019

State Senate Advances Abortion ‘Trigger Ban’

Both abortion rights supporters and opponents decried an abortion “trigger ban” approved by a Senate health committee on Monday along mostly partisan lines. Senate Bill 195 would “trigger” a state ban on abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision making abortion a constitutional right. Senate President Pro Tem…Read More

New poll finds ‘dramatic shift’ on abortion attitudes

The recent debate over “late-term abortion,” fueled by state measures in New York and Virginia that loosened, or sought to loosen, abortion restrictions toward the end of a woman’s pregnancy, has caused “a dramatic shift” in public attitudes towards abortion policy, according to Barbara Carvalho who directed a new Marist poll, commissioned by the Knights…Read More

SCOTUS Declines Abortion Clinic Suit Against TX Bishops

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a lawsuit aimed at forcing Catholic bishops to release internal documents that would show whether they planned to front the costs associated with providing funeral services for aborted fetuses. The decision not to hear the case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Texas Catholic of Bishops, is the latest…Read More

CA Judge Orders State to Pay Pro-life Pregnancy Centers

A federal judge ordered the state of California to pay three pro-life pregnancy centers and a conservative law firm a total of $399,000 after a state law meant to force “crisis pregnancy centers” to promote abortion was struck down. The Supreme Court found the California law requiring pro-life centers to display information about how to…Read More

SCOTUS Blocks Texas Execution of Disabled Man

The Supreme Court practically foreclosed the possibility that a Texas inmate named Bobby James Moore will be executed, finding Tuesday that Moore is intellectually disabled. Moore was convicted and sentenced to death in 1980 for the shooting death of a store clerk. Though friends and counselors say Moore could not tell time and struggled with…Read More