Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The ND 88: Case Dismissed!

The case has been dropped against the 88 individuals who protested President Obama two years ago at Notre Dame when he was commencement speaker. We are grateful the issue has finally been resolved. Under the agreement, the "ND 88," each of whom had been arrested in front of Notre Dame's main gates for protesting on private property without permission, agreed not to sue the University for damages and the University in return agreed to ask the prosecutor to dismiss the charges, which he promptly did.

Read the Notre Dame press release, the Thomas More Society press release, and the agreement between Notre Dame and the Thomas More Society for more information.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Planned Parenthood De-Funded in Indiana

Governor Mitch Daniels has signed into law a bill that goes farther to protect unborn life in the state of Indiana since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in America. He signed the bill on Tuesday, and on Wednesday a court denied Planned Parenthood's request for an emergency injunction and restraining order against it going into effect. The bill cuts off funding to clinics whose services include abortion, and it bans abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy except in cases of substantial threat to the life of the mother. Indiana Right to Life President Michael Fichter said, "Governor Daniels has now established Indiana as one of the leading pro-life states in the nation." Read more from the Huffington Post here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Indiana governor to sign substantial pro-life bill

Indiana House Bill 1210 has successfully passed the House and is going to Governor Mitch Daniels, who is intending to sign it into law. The Bill includes the most substantial pro-life legislation that Indiana has seen since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States. It would ban abortions past the 20th week of pregnancy, require women considering abortion to receive full information about the affects of the procedure in writing, and de-fund Planned Parenthood and any other organizations that receive state tax money and provide abortions among their services. Planned Parenthood is threatening to sue. The Alliance Defense Fun have volunteered their services to Gov. Daniels should that come to pass. In response to Planned Parenthood's threats, Daniels said, “Any organization affected by this provision can resume receiving taxpayer dollars immediately by ceasing or separating its operations that perform abortions.” Read more here.