Resources

There are numerous resources for pro-life lawyers including top-notch legal foundations that work specifically in defense of the pre-born.

Alliance Defense Fund (www.AllianceDefenseFund.org)

Life Legal Defense Foundation (www.LLDF.org)

Thomas More Society (www.ThomasMoreSociety.org)

Interactive map explaining the law of each state: http://www.aul.org/your-state/

Pro-Life News:

http://www.lifenews.com

http://www.prolifenews.net

http://www.lifesitenews.com

The Major Cases Anti-Abortion Advocates Should Know:

United States v. Vuitch, 402 U.S. 62 (1971) (the first case about abortion to reach the Supreme Court)

• Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (& Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179) http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0410_0113_ZS.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade

Bigelow v. Virginia, 421 U.S. 809, (1975)

Held: Supreme Court ruled that states could not ban advertising by abortion clinics. Such bans violate the First Amendment’s guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Bellotti v. Baird, 443 U.S. 662 (1979)

Harris v. McRae, 448 U.S. 297 (1980)

City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, 462 U.S. 416 (1983)

Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 476 U.S. 747 (1986)

Bowen v. Kendrick, 487 U.S. 589 (1988)

Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, 492 U.S. 490 (1989)

• Planned Parenthood of Southern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_Parenthood_v._Casey

http://www.oyez.org/cases/1990-1999/1991/1991_91_744

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?vol=505&invol=833&court=US

Ferguson v. City of Charleston, 532, U.S. 67 (2001)

Contraception:

Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 62 (1965) (Right to Privacy for intimate, personal matters such as childbearing) • Eisenstadt v. Baird, 405 U.S. 438 (1972)(This decision established the right of unmarried individuals to obtain contraceptives.) • Bolger v. Youngs Drug Products Corporation, 463 U.S. 60 (1983)

Parental / Spousal Notification:

Hodgson v. Minnesota, 497 U.S. 417 (1990) • Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, 546 U.S. 320 (2006)

The Partial-Birth Abortion Decisions:

• Stenberg v. Carhart (2000) (aka Carhart I) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stenberg_v._Carhart

http://www.oyez.org/cases/1990-1999/1999/1999_99_830

• GONZALES v. CARHART (2007) (aka Carhart II) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzales_v._Carhart

http://www.oyez.org/cases/2000-2009/2006/2006_05_380

(oyez has audio of arguments and transcripts)