Nora Sullivan, M.P.AAssociate Scholar
Nora Sullivan is a senior development writer at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. and an Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Nora has extensive experience in pro-life research and policy work. She previously served as Research Director at the Life Institute in Dublin, Ireland where she focused on issues related to Irish public policy, health, and human rights. Nora also worked as a research analyst at the Lozier Institute, where she provided research support and data analysis with a particular focus on health care policy.
Nora’s work has been published by the Daily Signal, CNSNews, National Review, the Daily Caller, the Lozier Institute, and LifeNews. In August 2015, she completed her Master’s in Public Affairs from University College Dublin.
Issues in Law and Medicine Spring 2017 Summaries
Psychological Impact of Abortion due to Fetal Anomaly: A Review of Published Research
The authors reviewed ten studies which examined the psychological sequelae of pregnant women following prenatal diagnoses of severe life limiting conditions. Based on the available data, the authors found evidence that women who abort due to a poor prenatal diagnosis are at higher risk of post-traumatic stress and depression than women who continue with pregnancy.
Marie Stopes International Suspends Abortion after Unannounced Inspection Yields Safety Concerns
Late Friday, it was announced that leading United Kingdom abortion agency Marie Stopes International will suspend a significant percent of abortion procedures following a surprise inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England.
Ireland High Court: Unborn Child Has Rights “Beyond the Right to Life Alone”
Earlier this month in Ireland, a High Court judge ruled that the unborn child possesses "significant" rights by common law, by statute, and under the Irish Constitution. Mr. Justice Richard Humphreys went on to say that the unborn child enjoys rights "going
America: A Global Outlier for Its Ultra-Permissive Abortion Policy
Recently, the Atlantic published an article entitled "Why America is a Global Outlier on Abortion." The author, Olga Khazan, wrote that the United States stands apart from the rest of the developed world due to restrictions to public funding of abortion.
Dept. of Health and Human Services Defends Planned Parenthood as Videos Continue to Emerge
Late last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rose to the defense of the embattled Planned Parenthood organization, which is currently caught up in a fetal tissue and organ harvesting scandal following an undercover investigation by the Center for
Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Tissue and Organ Harvesting Forces a Reconsideration of Medical Ethics
Over the past few weeks you have most likely seen – unless you work at the White House – the undercover videos released by David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress, which show various Planned Parenthood employees discussing the harvesting and
Virginia to Compensate Victims of Its Forced Sterilization Program
In February, Virginia became the second state in the union to legislate in favor of compensating victims of the state’s infamous eugenic sterilization program. The living victims of state sponsored forced sterilization are set to be awarded $25,000 following a protracted battle
Non-invasive Prenatal Screening Expands Disability Discrimination Abortion
The Term “Incompatible with Life” is Incompatible with the Best Care