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November 1999

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Bans
on Partial-Birth Abortion

 Judge Frank Easterbrook wrote the majority opinion that upheld the Illinois and Wisconsin laws banning partial-birth abortion. Courtesy: University of Chicago

 A young woman receiving help at a "Real Alternatives Project" pregnancy help center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Federal Appeals Court Disagree over Partial-Birth Abortions

By Dave Andrusko

Thanks to two conflicting federal appeals court decisions, a possible Supreme Court showdown over partial-birth abortions looms much more likely.
On October 26, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, housed in Chicago, upheld Wisconsin's and Illinois's bans against partial- birth abortions. Barely a month before, on September 25, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the partial-birth abortion bans of Nebraska, Iowa, and Arkansas. (See NRL News, 10/14/99, page 4).

McCain Disparages Pro-Life Efforts on Campaign Trail and in Senate

By NRLC Federal, Legislative Office

 Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) continues to distance himself from pro-life movment.

Senator John McCain of Arizona, one of the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, has continued to distance himself from the pro-life movement in recent weeks, both in the Senate and on the campaign trail.
McCain's latest troubling actions come on the heels of the August 19 interview in which he stated, "certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations." (See September 14 NRL News, page 1.)

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From the President

Wanda Franz, Ph.D.


Some pro-lifers dream of the "knock-out" punch: A pro-life Congress passes a human life amendment and then... Well, then comes the really hard part, the slow march through the state legislatures to ratify the amendment to the Constitution. Let's be realistic, it will not be a quick knock-out punch.

The ultimate goal of the right-to-life movement is effective constitutional protection of all human life. Whatever the venue of achieving this--through a constitutional amendment or a favorable Supreme Court decision reversing Roe v. Wade or still some other way--success will come only if our effort is relentless, tactically smart, and strategically sound.

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Electing the new President and the new Congress, who will set the course at the beginning of the new millennium; legislative initiatives in Congress and the state legislatures; the future of the Supreme Court; the latest fronts in the war against euthanasia; how we are enlarging and energizing the grassroots; information technology and its potential to empower the pro-life movementall this and more in one edition of the "right to life newspaper of record."

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