Op-Eds written on the Supreme Court Case: Whole Woman's Health V. Hellerstedt

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
July 08, 2016

Below are op-eds about this case written by Fr. Frank Pavone and other members of the Priests for LIfe pastoral team.

The Supreme Court Jumps the Tracks of Law and Public Health

by Fr. Frank Pavone and Carol Everett


July 8, 2016

In his dissent of the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt opinion last week, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that the Court’s abortion jurisprudence “has gone off the rails.”


Will the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Texas abortion case lead to less stringent requirements for ambulatory surgery centers?

by Janet Morana

Washington Times

July 5, 2016

Is patient safety the collateral damage of the Supreme Court’s abortion-friendly ruling Monday in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt?


Abortion Advocates, the Supreme Court, and Reasonableness

by Fr. Frank Pavone


June 29, 2016

In this term that is now at its end, the Supreme Court dealt with two abortion-related cases, both of which put to the test the willingness of the Court, and of abortion advocates, to be reasonable in this ongoing, contentious national debate.


The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Medical Board

by Fr. Frank Pavone


June 27, 2016

A core issue in the Supreme Court’s case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which  challenges a Texas law that set health and safety standards for abortion clinics, is the deference that the Courts need to give to legislatures, particularly when those legislatures make particular determinations in matters of medical dispute....


Should Abortionists Be Allowed to Abandon Their Patients?

by Fr. Frank Pavone


June 22, 2016

You’ve just had an abortion and it’s gone terribly wrong. The abortionist has sent you to the hospital, but he doesn’t go with you.  He cannot attend to you there – he doesn’t have admitting privileges at that hospital.


Kermit Gosnell and the suffering abortion industry

by Fr. Frank Pavone

Washington Times

June 22, 2016

Abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell calls himself an “impractical man.” Speaking from his prison cell, where he sits for killing a patient and three born-alive babies, he told one of the documentary filmmakers of “3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy”: “Practical man changes to live within his society. Impractical man has the priority of changing society to meet his own needs. Therefore, progress can only be accomplished by an impractical man.”


The Supreme Court and an unregulated abortion industry

by Fr. Frank Pavone


March 2, 2016

In 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion throughout pregnancy. The text of that Roe vs. Wade decision states: “Maternity, or additional offspring, may force upon the woman a distressful life and future. Psychological harm may be imminent. Mental and physical health may be taxed by child care.” (Roe at 153).


Are Safety Requirements at Abortion Clinics Now Undue Burdens?

by Fr. Frank Pavone


November 21, 2015

Is there a constitutional right to operate sub-standard abortion clinics?

That, essentially, is what the Supreme Court will determine when it hears Whole Women’s Health v. Cole, the case brought against Texas by abortionists who don’t want to spend money to help women survive abortions.


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