Andrew Shaughnessy

Andrew is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career class.

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Planned Parenthood takes page from pro-life playbook

Abortion | Organization announces plan to push state laws loosening abortion restrictions and reversing funding cuts
by Andrew Shaughnessy
Posted 2/19/18, 01:54 pm

Planned Parenthood, most often forced to play defense against successful pro-life advocacy and legislative efforts, is going on offense.

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After son’s death, mom sues to protect parental rights

Family | Jonee Fonseca says California law let doctors end her toddler’s life support
by Andrew Shaughnessy
Posted 2/12/18, 05:14 pm

A mother and a team of lawyers are challenging the constitutionality of California laws that allowed doctors to take her 2-year-old son off life support against her wishes. The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed an opening brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late last month on behalf of Jonee Fonseca, whose son, Israel Stinson, died in August 2016.

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Ontario deals blow to physicians’ religious freedom

Abortion | Court rules doctors who object to abortion or euthanasia must refer patients
by Andrew Shaughnessy
Posted 2/05/18, 03:20 pm

Physicians in Ontario who object to performing abortions or euthanasia on moral or religious grounds must refer patients who request those procedures to another willing doctor, the Ontario Superior Court ruled last week.

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