• Little Sisters have big win in Supreme Court decision

    The Little Sisters of the Poor had a victory at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, nine years into the religious order’s bouts of litigation over the Obama-era “contraception mandate” which obliged employers to provide for contraceptive coverage for employees through their health care... Read more
  • Righting a Historic Wrong

    A century-old constitutional provision will no longer block religious schools in Montana from receiving fair treatment. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the state’s Blaine Amendment, which barred public aid from going to educational institutions “controlled in whole or in... Read more
  • Despite Ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo – Pro-Lifers Should Not Give Up Or Give In

    Supreme Court. Credit: Addie Mena / CNA. Pro-lifers are rightly disappointed by today’s Supreme Court ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo. The narrow 5-4 decision struck down a set of popular common-sense health and safety regulations of abortion facilities that were enacted by the... Read more
  • Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

    The Supreme Court delivered two decisions Monday on cases concerning life issues. Among a total of three decisions issued by the court June 29, justices overturned a Louisiana state law seeking to hold abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centers.  In a 5-4 decision... Read more
  • A Morally Empty Jurisprudence

    Conservatives were bracing for the defection of Justice Gorsuch on the cases dealing with the “transgendered” and “sexual orientation.” But even the anticipation of the jolt did not diminish its depressing force. The reactions, coming with disbelief and anger, have not been understated.... Read more
  • Supreme Court: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Covered Under Discrimination Law

    The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that employers cannot fire workers because of their sexual orientation or self-determined gender identity, while dissenting justices opined the Court was legislating from the bench. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion for the Court in a 6-3... Read more
  • The Bad Decision That Started It All

    Forty years ago, in Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down state laws forbidding the sale, distribution, and use of contraceptives on the basis of a novel constitutional doctrine known as the right to marital privacy. At the time, the decision appeared to... Read more
  • A Supreme Court Sequel for the Little Sisters

    The Little Sisters of the Poor are headed back to the Supreme Court this term. It is unclear whether they will win this one narrowly or broadly, but they should win. Although it is unfortunate that they have had to be in court again, the Little Sisters’ second case at the Supreme Court... Read more
  • Virginia lawmakers repeal abortion restrictions

    Virginia’s legislature has voted to repeal restrictions on abortions in the state. The state’s governor is expected to sign the repeal into law soon. The state’s House of Delegates voted 52-45 Tuesday to repeal abortion restrictions, including a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before... Read more
  • University pro-lifers win appeal over security fee that nixed events

    The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of a student pro-life group that was charged a $17,500 security fee to stage events on the University of Alberta campus. “It’s very significant. This is an encouragement for anybody to say things on campus that may be unpopular, so long as it... Read more