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Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.

Associate Scholar

Amanda Stirone Mansfield is a graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and a pro-life feminist whose research focuses on the inherent human dignity of both mother and child. She is also a graduate of Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.  Before beginning law school, Amanda worked in a variety of posts in New Jersey state government and politics. She interned with Feminists for Life of America doing policy and legal research, and worked as a law clerk in the Catholic University Office of General Counsel. During law school, Amanda served on the executive boards of the Federalist Society, the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Students for Public Interest Law (SPIL) and worked as a production editor for Journal of Law and Technology.

Latest Research & News

  • Title X Litigation Update: What’s Next for Trump’s Protect Life Rule after Huge Win in Ninth Circuit? | April 7, 2020

    This is Issue 44 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 44 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus   In February 2019 the Trump administration finalized the Protect Life Rule, a new regulation governing Title X of the Public Health Service Act. Title X is the federal […]

  • The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage | March 26, 2020

    by R. J. Snell, Ph.D. This paper can be viewed as a pdf here: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Italy, many hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, necessitating difficult triage decisions that can seem like choosing who lives and who dies. In the United States, already […]

  • 8 Reasons for Hope: Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Pregnancy | March 25, 2020

    Last Updated: April 6, 2020   Are you or is someone you know pregnant and worried about the coronavirus?   There is a lot we do not yet know about the coronavirus and pregnancy.  While current published studies and reports help to advise pregnant women and their families about risks associated with COVID-19 (the disease […]

  • Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus |

    This is Issue 43 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 43 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus.   Abortion advocates have found a new ally—COVID-19.   During this intensely stressful time, the vast majority of Americans are focused on protecting their health and the health of […]

  • Legislative and Litigation Overview of Five-Month Abortion Laws Enacted Before or After 2010 | August 13, 2019

    The entire paper may be viewed as a pdf here: On-Point-34_Legislative-and-Litigation-Overview-of-Five-Month-Abortion-Laws-Enacted-Before-and-After-2010_Final   This paper sets out legislative and litigation information involving state laws that prohibit abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, roughly five months or more than halfway through pregnancy.   Summary   Since January 2010, twenty-one states have enacted statutes prohibiting abortion at 20 […]

  • Overview of Legislation and Litigation Involving Protections Against Down Syndrome Discrimination Abortion | March 21, 2019

    To view this report as a PDF, see: Overview of Legislation and Litigation Involving Protections Against Down Syndrome Discrimination Abortion   Last updated: March 21, 2019.   Five states have enacted legislation to prohibit the eugenic practice of Down syndrome discrimination abortion. Courts have enjoined the law in three of the states. Several additional states have […]

  • Feminism, Abortion, and International Women’s Day | March 9, 2019

    Yesterday was International Women’s Day. It’s “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women” according to the official International Women’s Day website. It’s a day for highlighting what women have achieved so far and looking forward to what we may achieve in the future.   Twitter has been awash with […]

  • State Regulation of Telemedicine Abortion and Court Challenges to Those Regulations | July 3, 2018

    To view this report as a PDF, see:  State Regulation of Telemedicine Abortion and Court Challenges to Those Regulations   In February 2018, an article appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine (Cosmo) lauding the practice of telemedicine abortion.[1] The article described the process of meeting with a nurse for blood testing and an ultrasound at a “local health […]