Category Archives: Legislation

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Victory: Admitting Privileges Law Upheld by 5th Circuit

March 27, 2014.  New Orleans, La. A unanimous panel of three women judges on the U.S. Fifth Circuit rejected Planned Parenthood’s constitutional challenge to Texas H.B. 2 (2013).  Among other provisions, the legislation requires abortion providers to (1) have admitting … Continue reading

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Dr. Condic In Congress on the Science of Fetal Pain

On May 23, 2013, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Chaired by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) held a hearing on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 1797. Below are links to videos from the … Continue reading

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BDF Down Under

BDF attorneys Nikolas Nikas and Dorinda Bordlee are headed Down Under to strategize with parliamentarians, physicians, lawyers, and pro-life organizations in seven cities in Australia and New Zealand over two weeks. They will be sharing strategic legal initiatives that can … Continue reading

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Appeal Update: AZ 20 Week Abortion Restriction

On August 1, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit set an expedited briefing schedule during which the the effective date of the Arizona 20 week abortion restriction will be delayed. This will allow the three-judge panel … Continue reading

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Landmark Court Victory: AZ 20 Week Abortion Restriction Upheld

July 30, 2012. Phoenix, Arizona. Bioethics Defense Fund is pleased to announce a landmark victory in federal district court upholding a cutting-edge Arizona law that restricts abortion at 20 weeks except in cases of medical emergency “to avert her death … Continue reading

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Obamacare Repeal Bill Cites Abortion Mandates

Wednesday, July 11, 2012: Today, the U.S. House voted favorably on a bill to repeal Obamacare. The text is available online. Bioethics Defense Fund attorneys Nikolas Nikas and Dorinda Bordlee note that the Congressional findings included in the bill outline … Continue reading

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Four Pro-Life Bills Clear Louisiana Legislature

Bioethics Defense Fund commends the Louisiana legislature for passage of pro-life bills, including “Hear the Heartbeat Act,” “Criminal Abortion Dismemberment,” a “Defund Planned Parenthood Concurrent Resolution,” and a Pain-Capable 20 week Ban. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Jun … Continue reading

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LA Planned Parenthood Hopes You’ll be Silent: Speak up on La. Pro-Life Legislation

Planned Parenthood and their allies are active in the Louisiana Legislature and YOUR voice needs to be heard on the four bills in the 2012 Louisiana pro-life legislative package. Review the four bills drafted with the legal assistance of Bioethics … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Stops Abortions at Seven Arizona Locations

Thanks to a comprehensive pro-life law a court recently upheld, the Planned Parenthood abortion business will be stopping abortion at seven locations throughout the state, the abortion agency announced today. . . . The Center for Arizona Policy, a statewide … Continue reading

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Innovative Law Requires “Signs of Hope” in Abortion Clinics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jul 12, 2011 – Drafted by Bioethics Defense Fund, the groundbreaking “Signs of Hope” bill has been enacted for the first time in Louisiana with the signature of Governor Bobby Jindal, and is now in development at … Continue reading

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