Gerard V. Bradley
Defenders of life should turn to the Fourteenth Amendment in their next legal battles.
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After the 1973 decision Roe v. Wade, a crisis of meaning emerged in opinions of the United States Supreme Court dealing with reproduction and sex. The law became less intelligible as questions of truth and justice were understood and resolved from differing perspectives. The recent . . . . Continue Reading »
The Supreme Court on June 29 handed down two decisions in cases involving religion. In Rosenberger v. the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia it reviewed a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit which had held that though the University (a state entity) could fund . . . . Continue Reading »
Almost four years ago I wrote in these pages about a pro-choice legal brief signed by 281 American historians and submitted by New York University law professor Sylvia Law to the Supreme Court in the 1989 Webster case (“Academic Integrity Betrayed,” August/September 1990). The brief’s two . . . . Continue Reading »
The history books tell us that Gavrilo Princip, the Serbian nationalist who shot and killed Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand in 1914 at Sarajevo, started World War I by providing the occasion, or excuse, for the release of long-smoldering political tensions and ambitions. Thus can small trickles . . . . Continue Reading »
Abortion does funny things to the mind. Not necessarily the procedure itself: expert opinion on its mental effects is, at least according to Dr. Koop, inconclusive. I am referring to abortion polemics, specifically to the political, judicial, academic, and popular debate over its legality. It has . . . . Continue Reading »