During a Jan. 25, 2019, interview with Catholic News Service, lawyer Thomas Brejcha, chief counsel of the pro-life Thomas More Society, discussed the current legal landscape surrounding abortion, how current court and legislative battles fit into that landscape, and his hopes for the pro-life movement going forward.
In what Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls a “historic victory for New Yorkers,” New York has passed what may be the nation’s most extreme and irresponsible abortion law.
A lot of the passion against the federal judge centered on concern that if Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh gets a seat on the Supreme Court, he could vote to overturn the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
Brett Kavanaugh, the federal judge who is the newly announced Supreme Court nominee, has stepped into a firestorm. Some have praised his nomination, others have slammed it, hinging primarily on how they think he will vote on abortion cases.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged U.S. senators July 6 not to support using the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion as a litmus test for confirming judicial nominees.
Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69.