January 25, 2022

Why Our Students March

A little over a month before the annual March for Life, the human rights cohort had the great privilege of meeting its president, Jeanne Mancini.
October 24, 2019

Abortion Comes To The Supreme Court: High Court Will Review Case on Louisiana Law

William Saunders, J.D., Director of the Program in Human Rights, comments on the Supreme Court's October 4 decision to review a Louisiana abortion case. "Two and a half years ago, the court decided Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. In that decision, the high court struck down a Texas law that, among other things, required abortionists to have admitting privileges in a local hospital. The two cases seem more or less identical. What has changed? Why would the court consider the issue again?"
February 11, 2019

Snapshots of Ordinary Time

In recent days, a quirky fad has gone viral: The “Ten Year Challenge.” Thousands of people, from celebrities to those unknown, are posting current photographs of themselves on social media next to their photos from a decade past. In part, this is entertainment and a chance to see – with pleasure or dismay – the ways in which a decade of life has wrought changes reflected in the faces looking back from the screen.
February 5, 2019

Welcome to Ordinary Time!

“Ordinary time.” This is a season of the year – and season of life -- that is deeply, drearily underrated.
January 30, 2019

What does ‘for the life and health of the mother’ mean in abortion law?

New York’s newly-signed abortion law permits abortion for any reason up until the 24th week of a pregnancy, and then afterwards in cases to protect the “life and health” of the mother, but what does this mean?