Andrew Shaughnessy

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

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Mississippi ready to challenge viability standard

Abortion | Pro-lifers optimistic state law protecting unborn babies after 15 weeks gestation will set a new Supreme Court precedent
by Andrew Shaughnessy
Posted 3/26/18, 02:34 pm

Even as Gov. Phil Bryant signed Mississippi’s new pro-life law, he anticipated the legal battles to come.

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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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