Events around U.S. mark Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion

Events around U.S. mark Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — The surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron variant is hardly affecting plans for local marches, rallies, Masses and prayer events to mark the 49th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion.

Across the country, events are planned over the next several weeks to advocate for the protection of the unborn in addition to the 49th March for Life planned for Washington Jan. 21.

Beyond public rallies and marches, bishops nationwide are planning to celebrate Masses in their dioceses in the days near the Jan. 22 anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

In the first of several local marches, Chicago Cardinal Blase J.

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Pro-Life Student Schools School After Teachers Called Her “Bigot” for Starting a Pro-Life Club

Pro-Life Student Schools School After Teachers Called Her “Bigot” for Starting a Pro-Life Club

Several Indiana public school teachers are accused of posting defamatory statements about a student online after she tried to start a pro-life club in the Noblesville School District, according to a lawsuit filed this week in federal court.

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, which is helping the student, slammed school authorities for discriminating against the student because of her pro-life views.

“The degree to which adults in authority attempted to intimidate a high school freshman is astonishing,” Hawkins said.

Charitable Allies, Inc., of Indianapolis, filed the lawsuit this week on behalf of the student, a minor referred to as E.D.,

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Catholic groups challenge federal mandate on gender transition procedures

Catholic groups challenge federal mandate on gender transition procedures

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — Several Catholic hospitals, a Catholic university and Mercy sisters who run health clinics filed a challenge to a federal mandate for performing gender transition procedures with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit Dec. 15.

The groups are continuing a fight they had previously won when two lower federal courts struck down what has been described as the Affordable Care Act’s “transgender mandate,” saying it was a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The Biden administration has appealed both decisions at the 8th Circuit.

Becket, a Washington-based nonprofit religious liberty law firm that is representing some of the Catholic groups, described this case on its website as challenging a policy that threatens Catholic doctors, hospital and clinics “with multimillion-dollar penalties for sex discrimination unless they perform controversial gender-transition procedures.”

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California Demands Church Pay .8 Million in COVID Fines Even Though SCOTUS Struck Down Its Worship Ban

California Demands Church Pay $3.8 Million in COVID Fines Even Though SCOTUS Struck Down Its Worship Ban

All they did was meet together for worship in obedience to the Word of God. Then the government started fining them. Now, officials have shown up with a warrant and are interrogating their employees. The worst part of all is that the Supreme Court has twice ruled in favor of Calvary Chapel San Jose, yet still state and local governments are harassing them.

First it was California Governor Gavin Newsom (D), who clung to one of the nation’s strictest lockdowns far longer than science or prudence could justify. Eventually, the Supreme Court intervened to end what had been nearly a year-long ban on indoor worship.

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Annual March for Life still on this year in Washington

Annual March for Life still on this year in Washington

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — The 49th annual national March for Life — with a rally on the National Mall and march to the Supreme Court Jan. 21 — will go on as scheduled this year amid a surge in the omicron variant in the nation’s capital.

Outdoor events are not affected by the District of Columbia’s vaccine mandate for indoor gatherings, but participants should expect to wear face masks. Indoor events associated with the annual march will have to comply with city COVID-19 restrictions.

The national Pro-Life Summit, sponsored by Students for Life, is also scheduled to take place Jan. 22 at Washington’s Omni Shoreham Hotel.

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Joe Biden’s Nominee for Federal Appeals Court Called Pro-Life Organizations “Hate Groups”

Joe Biden’s Nominee for Federal Appeals Court Called Pro-Life Organizations “Hate Groups”

Family Research Council (FRC) and a coalition of more than 50 individuals and organizations sent a letter today to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in opposition to President Biden’s nomination of Nancy Abudu to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Abudu is currently the strategic litigation director for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), infamous for its decades-long managerial corruption and notorious for unscrupulously designating its political opponents as “hate groups” or “extremists.” In the first conviction under the post-9/11 District of Columbia terrorism statute, the convicted terrorist, who targeted FRC’s headquarters, was shown to have been motivated by the SPLC’s “hate group” designation and related identifying information.

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US Bishops Respond to Supreme Court Arguments in ‘Dobbs v. Jackson’

US Bishops Respond to Supreme Court Arguments in ‘Dobbs v. Jackson’

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Archbishop William Lori is shown during a Mass celebrated at the Capital One Arena before the 2020 March for Life.

Archbishop William Lori, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, prayed the Supreme Court would ‘protect millions of unborn children and their mothers from this painful, life-destroying act.’

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Supreme Court justices mislead on fetal pain and human development in abortion case

Supreme Court justices mislead on fetal pain and human development in abortion case

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During discussion at the Supreme Court on December 1 regarding the constitutionality of a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, considered two of the Court’s liberal justices, espoused inaccurate information about preborn children.

Justice Sotomayor compared the modern scientific understanding of when preborn babies feel pain to “fringe” science.

Sotomayor asked Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart to clarify why he believed that “advancements in medicine” make the overturning of Roe vs. Wade not only reasonable but imperative. Stewart answered, “I think it is an advancement in knowledge and concern about such things as fetal pain, what we know the child is doing and looks like and is fully human very early.”

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After Oral Arguments in Landmark ‘Dobbs v. Jackson’ Abortion Case, Experts Say Roe’s Days Are Numbered

After Oral Arguments in Landmark ‘Dobbs v. Jackson’ Abortion Case, Experts Say Roe’s Days Are Numbered

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Pro-life protesters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2021.

At least five of the U.S. Supreme Court’s nine justices appear to be inclined to strike down the framework for legal abortion that was established by the court’s ‘Roe v. Wade’ decision in 1973.

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Congresswoman Kat Cammack: “My Mother Was Urged to Abort Me. And Yet, Here I Am”

Congresswoman Kat Cammack: “My Mother Was Urged to Abort Me. And Yet, Here I Am”

LifeNews Note: Congresswoman Kat Cammack gave the following remarks on the House floor:

For me, this is an incredibly personal issue, like it is for millions of Americans with deeply held beliefs and personal experiences.

I, myself, have shared my story on this very floor, that I shouldn’t even be standing here, that my mother was urged to abort me. I was not wanted. I was unexpected and I was given very little chance to survive. And yet, here I am. Again, this speaks to the miracle of life.

We have the opportunity, brought on by the Dobbs v. Jackson case presented before the Supreme Court to chart a new course for our Nation so that every unborn child has the right to life and the opportunity that it holds while living in America.

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The Supreme Court’s Latest Case Is The Most Consequential One For The Pro-Life Movement In Generations

The Supreme Court’s Latest Case Is The Most Consequential One For The Pro-Life Movement In Generations

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The Dobbs late abortion case heard by the Supreme Court this week is the most consequential case for the pro-life movement in two generations. In this case involving Mississippi’s law to limit abortions after 15 weeks, the Court agreed to consider whether any pre-viability limits on abortion are constitutional – a question with implications for millions of lives, born and unborn, and for American democracy.

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Pelosi calls challenge to Roe a ‘dark day’ while touting her own motherhood and Catholic faith

Pelosi calls challenge to Roe a ‘dark day’ while touting her own motherhood and Catholic faith

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In the wake of the Supreme Court arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is invoking her position as a mother of five children and a “practicing Catholic” to back up her pro-abortion stance, while making the argument that if Roe v Wade is overturned, the Supreme Court will lose its “legitimacy.”

On December 1, Pelosi put out a statement affirming her pro-abortion stance:

The constitutional right to an abortion has been repeatedly affirmed, and any failure to fully strike down the Mississippi ban would seriously erode the legitimacy of the Court, as the Court itself warned in its ruling in Casey, and question its commitment to the rule of law itself.

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Oklahoma | Julius Jones loses in federal appeals court, fate now rests with Governor Kevin Stitt

Oklahoma | Julius Jones loses in federal appeals court, fate now rests with Governor Kevin Stitt

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High-profile death row inmate Julius Jones has lost at a federal appeals court, meaning his execution will be carried out Thursday unless Gov. Kevin Stitt intervenes.The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Friday against Jones and three other inmates — Wade Greely Lay, Donald A. Grant and Gilbert Ray Postelle.Their attorneys argued an Oklahoma City federal judge erred when he

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18 States Tell Federal Court to Uphold Texas Abortion Ban, Protect the “Sanctity of Unborn Life”

18 States Tell Federal Court to Uphold Texas Abortion Ban, Protect the “Sanctity of Unborn Life”

On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit overturned Federal District Court’s Judge Robert Pitman preliminary injunction against the Texas Heartbeat Law and allowed the continued enforcement of the Texas law.

Prior to the third ruling in Texas’s favor, the Biden-Harris Department of Justice announced that it intends to ask the Supreme Court to vacate the stay. And it did so this morning.

Last week, just prior to the 5th District Court’s decision, Indiana’s Attorney General Todd Rokita led an 18-state effort to protect Texas’ pro-life law. He said the federal appeals court decision “bodes well” for other states’ efforts to defend their sovereign authority.

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Biden Administration Pushes Death Sentence for Boston Bomber at Supreme Court

Biden Administration Pushes Death Sentence for Boston Bomber at Supreme Court

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Vaillancourt Murphy said it was “concerning” to see the Biden administration push to execute Tsarnaev, especially considering that President Joe Biden is the “first-ever president to openly oppose the death penalty” while actively serving as president.

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Mississippi Attorney General Tells Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Mississippi Attorney General Tells Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Attorney General Lynn Fitch today filed a reply brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, underscoring the need to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey and return abortion policymaking to the people.

“Finally forced to defend those cases, respondents drive home the stark reality: Roe and Casey are indefensible,” Attorney General Lynn Fitchwrote in the reply. “Respondents do not claim that constitutional text or structure establishes a right to abortion. And they do not seriously argue that Roe and Casey are correct as an original matter.

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center

Court to Decide if AG Cameron Can Defend Kentucky’s Pro-Life Law WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving the right of Kentucky’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron, to defend a pro-life law that passed in 2018. The law was struck down by an appellate court but the current governor, […]

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Appeals court temporarily reinstates Texas abortion law

Appeals court temporarily reinstates Texas abortion law

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — A U.S. court of appeals temporarily stayed the recent injunction on the Texas abortion law while it reviews the state’s request to reinstate the ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

The ruling was issued the evening of Oct. 8 in one-page order by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

This newest order was issued just two days after a U.S. District Court judge had temporarily blocked Texas from enforcing the abortion law.

The appeals court accepted the request of Texas state officials to temporarily set aside the ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman.

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Mississippi Attorney General Tells Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Mississippi Attorney General: SCOTUS Should Overturn Roe So States Can Protect Babies From Abortion

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 in what some are saying is the biggest abortion-related case of the past four decades.

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could result in the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the returning of power to the states to set their own abortion laws, as they did prior to the high court’s 1973 ruling in Roe.

“I feel very confident that we’re going to win,” Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch says.

Fitch, a Republican, has filed briefs with the Supreme Court asking the justices to deliver “strong clarity” on the issue of abortion in their ruling.

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Supreme Court Halts Execution of Inmate Who Requested Prayer at His Death

Supreme Court Halts Execution of Inmate Who Requested Prayer at His Death

Supreme Court Halts Execution of Inmate Who Requested Prayer at His Death
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The eastern side of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington.

The court agreed to hear the case of John Henry Ramirez, who was scheduled to be executed, in its upcoming docket this fall.

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Arkansas County Passes Resolution Declaring Itself Pro-Life, Condemning Abortion

Arkansas County Passes Resolution Declaring Itself Pro-Life, Condemning Abortion

On Thursday the quorum court in Jackson County, Arkansas, adopted a resolution affirming that the county is Pro-Life.

The resolution reads,

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-8

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF THE COUNTY OF JACKSON, STATE OF ARKANSAS, A RESOLUTION TO BE ENTITLED: A RESOLUTION DECLARING THAT JACKSON COUNTY IS A PRO-LIFE COUNTY.

WHEREAS, the Declaration of Independence declares that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness;

WHEREAS, Amendment 68 to the Arkansas Constitution states that the policy of the State of Arkansas is to protect the life of every unborn child from conception until birth; and

WHEREAS, it is the duty of state and local governments to protect the unalienable right to life of every person within their respective jurisdictions; and

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BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law

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On Wednesday evening, nearly 24 hours after the Texas Heartbeat Act (SB 8) went into effect in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a surprising 5-4 decision rejecting all emergency requests to block it.

According to a tweet from SCOTUSblog, the five Justices voting to allow the law to stand were Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan were joined by Chief Justice John Roberts in dissent.

Justice Sotomayor’s dissent in the application for injunctive relief, Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, joined by Justices Kagan and Breyer, notes, “Today, the Court belatedly explains that it declined to grant relief because of procedural complexities of the State’s own invention.”

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Newsweek reporter slammed for warning pro-life laws may result in survival of more ‘Down syndrome fetuses’

Newsweek reporter slammed for warning pro-life laws may result in survival of more ‘Down syndrome fetuses’

This week, the Supreme Court allowed the Texas Heartbeat Act to stand after abortion advocates filed an emergency appeal to try to block it. Under the Texas Heartbeat Act, abortion is restricted after a heartbeat can be detected (at about six weeks gestation), and private citizens can sue abortionists and others aiding and abetting an abortion, except for the child’s mother. The ruling has caused panic among abortion advocates, including one Newsweek reporter who lamented the possibility of more children with Down syndrome being born.

Richard Hanania, in addition to writing for Newsweek, is the president of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology (CSPI) and a research fellow at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.

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