Associated Press/Photo by Charlie Riedel (file)

Kansas Supreme Court allows dismemberment abortion

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/26/19, 01:45 pm

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the state constitution makes abortion a right and blocked the nation’s first law protecting babies from dismemberment abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy. The ruling stops the state from enforcing a 2015 law that said abortionists could not use forceps or similar instruments on a live baby to remove it in pieces from the womb. National Right to Life crafted the model bill and said 10 other states have since enacted similar laws.

Read more


Judge blocks Trump family planning funds rule

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/26/19, 12:25 pm

A federal judge on Thursday blocked a new Trump administration rule that funds only family planning providers that do not refer patients for abortions. U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian’s nationwide injunction prevents the rule, scheduled for implementation May 3, from taking effect until other legal challenges can make their way through the courts.

Read more

Patrick Henry College

Getting the big story

Q&A | A look behind the desk of The Atlantic’s religion and politics writer
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/25/19, 01:41 pm

Emma Green covers religion and other spheres for The Atlantic, a venerable magazine that’s probably America’s best center-left publication. Here are edited and tightened excerpts of a Q&A that she and I had in April before students at Patrick Henry College.

Read more