June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016

CUA Experts on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling this week on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt , a challenge to the constitutionality of two provisions of a law in Texas which regulates abortion. The following professors from The Catholic University of America are available to comment on the ruling. For assistance in reaching sources, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy Hines in the Office of Marketing and Communications at 202-319-5600 or cua-public-affairs@cua.edu .

  • V. Bradley Lewis , associate professor, philosophy, can comment on the ruling as it relates to ethics and morality. Contact Lewis at lewisb@cua.edu .
  • Melissa Moschella , assistant professor of philosophy, is available to comment broadly (by phone or email) on the legal, political, and ethical issues surrounding abortion. Contact Moschella at Moschella@cua.edu .
  • Chad Pecknold , associate professor of theology, is a highly sought after expert on religion and public life. He is available to comment on the intersect of religion and morality with the public life, laws, and regulations. Contact Pecknold at Pecknold@cua.edu or 703-899-0389.
  • Lucia Silecchia , professor of law, is an expert on legal issues, women's issues, and Catholic thought. She can comment on how this case fits with prior decisions about abortion, what it says about true commitment to women's well-being, and, from a religious perspective, how the Church has always manifested concern for both women and their infants. Contact Silecchia at Silecchia@law.edu .

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