Snead, O. Carter
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O. Carter Snead is the William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture, and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame.


The Constitutionality of Protecting Unborn Babies at 20 Weeks

There is nothing in the text, history, or tradition of the U.S. Constitution that precludes extending the most basic protections of the law to twenty week-old (or older) unborn children who are capable of experiencing pain. Adapted from testimony delivered on July 8th before the Texas State Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.

Date posted: 2019-01-08

The Supreme Court Should Protect Unborn Children with Down Syndrome

It is time for the United States Supreme Court to provide some much-needed clarity to the vexed jurisprudence of abortion that has bedeviled the American public square for nearly forty-six years.

Date posted: 2019-01-08

Protect the Weak and Vulnerable: The Primacy of the Life Issue

Public officials -- especially the President -- are obligated to protect the intrinsic equal dignity of all human beings, regardless not only of sex and race, but also without regard to age, size, condition of dependency, vulnerability, or the esteem of others. Abortion and embryo-destructive research are profound and lethal violations of this principle of equality to which the law (and the President) must respond.

Date posted: 2019-01-08