Everyone Has Standing When Saving Lives

The following blog post is by Family Council staff member Ken Yang.

A little over a week ago, U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright denied a motion by Concepts of Truth, a Wynne-based pro-life organization, to intervene in the lawsuit over the “Arkansas Heartbeat Law.” Judge Wright ruled that the group could not prove it had a standing in the case. Yet, on behalf of two abortion doctors in Little Rock, Dr. Louis Jerry Edwards and Dr. Tom Tvedten, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Center of Reproductive Rights can proceed their march against saving lives of innocent children.


Woman Accuses Abortionist of Forcing and Botching Abortion

From Alliance Defending Freedom:

A woman represented by attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Policy Council of West Virginia filed suit Friday against Women’s Health Center of West Virginia and its abortionist, Rodney Lee Stephens, of Charleston. The woman, Itai Gravely, claims Stephens forced her to proceed with an abortion against her will and then left her baby’s head in her womb.

“A woman’s life and health is more important than an abortionist’s bottom line,” said Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney Jeremiah Dys, president and general counsel of the Family Policy Council of West Virginia. “What Stephens and Women’s Health Center did to Itai is beyond the pale. She has been exposed to extraordinary cruelty, and her life was put in jeopardy.”

Read more here.

The Right to Choose?


The following blog post is by Family Council staff member Christa Adams.

Abortion proponents tout that a woman should have the “right to choose” what happens in her body and should have access to safe abortions.  However, time and time again cases come to light where a woman may have had access to an abortion, but it was unsafe or she was coerced into abortion by lack of knowledge, by various other parties, or in some cases the abortionists themselves.  Itai Gravely is just one of these women.