March 29, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Friday vetoed an abortion bill that would have prohibited abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West Virginia Senate a few days earlier. West ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The West Virginia House of Representatives on Saturday approved a bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West Virginia Senate a few days earlier, and the legislation now ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Since Roe, states have reacted in a variety of ways, with most states seeking to limit the availability of abortion. These restrictions have taken various forms, including placing limits based on the gestational age of the fetus, adding informed consent requirements, and placing stricter ...[read more]
April 27, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On April 27, 2011, the Indiana House of Representatives approved a bill to ban abortions 20 weeks after conception on account of the possibility that the fetus might feel pain and essentially terminate state funding for Planned Parenthood of Indiana by denying funding to "any entity that performs ...[read more]
March 23, 2013
by Max Slater
The North Dakota House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday that bans abortion by defining life as beginning at conception. The legislation, known as the personhood measure, passed by a vote of 57-35. The North Dakota Senate approved the measure in February. To become law, the ...[read more]
February 28, 2013
by Keith Herting
The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to override a veto by Governor Mike Beebe of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which bans most abortions in the state 20 weeks after conception. The ban became law immediately following the Senate's 19-14 vote to override the veto issued by Beebe on ...[read more]
August 12, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
A judge for Australia's Queensland District Court has, for the first time in Australian jurisprudence, defined the term "conception" as the act of getting pregnant. Judge Leanne Clare defined "conception" Wednesday as "the commencement of the pregnancy, which involves an active process within a ...[read more]
July 25, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Robin West of the Georgetown University Law Center says that Chief Justice Roberts's conviction that the individual mandate is not authorized by the Commerce Clause is evidence of a new, anti-collectivist conception of individual rights that is growing in popularity...Less ...[read more]
March 19, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Chad Flanders of Saint Louis University School of Law says that we should seek a pragmatic solution to the controversy over requiring religious institutions to provide contraceptive coverage for employees, since a resolution of the philosophical issues underlying the ...[read more]
February 16, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday voted to pass a bill that defines life as beginning at the moment of conception. The bill passed 34-8 and will advance to the State House for consideration. If passed, the bill would effectively ban abortions in the state. Oklahoma Senator Brian Bingman (R), a co- ...[read more]

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