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DePaul University Hosts Justice Breyer, Author of Partial-Birth Abortion Ruling

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will deliver a special address at the 20th annual Clifford Symposium at DePaul University College of Law in April, according to the University.

The symposium will explore the impact of Judge Jack Weinstein, who serves on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, on a wide range of topics.  It will also explore “what it means to be a judge and to seek justice in America’s courts,” according to the University.

Breyer wrote the majority opinion in the Stenberg v. Carhart decision in 2000, which struck down state laws banning partial-birth abortion. He wrote, “…this court, in the course of a generation, has determined and then redetermined that the Constitution offers basic protection to the woman's right to choose.”

Breyer also recently voted against a Texas law that requires abortion doctors to have formal admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their abortion clinics.

“As a practical matter,” Breyer wrote, “the 5th Circuit’s decision to stay the injunction meant that abortion clinics in Texas whose physicians do not have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic were forced to cease offering abortions. And it means that women who were planning to receive abortions at those clinics were forced to go elsewhere—in some cases 100 miles or more—to obtain a safe abortion, or else not to obtain one at all.”

Breyer also argued that allowing the law to take effect “seriously disrupts” the status quo.

Catholic Education Daily recently reported that an officially recognized student group at DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in the country, is promoting a fundraiser to help pay for“gender-affirming” surgery to remove the breasts of a woman who identifies as a man.

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