WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed her brief with the Supreme Court of the United States, defending the right of the people to pass laws that protect life and women’s health and addressing legitimate interests of the State in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Americans United for Life (AUL) will file a Friend of the Court brief in support of Mississippi and looks forward to this important case’s adjudication this fall. Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, released the following statement:
Americans United for Life applauds the State of Mississippi and its Attorney General, Lynn Fitch, for making the case for the overturn of Roe v. Wade loud and clear to the Supreme Court. The States and the People should decide the controversial and highly politicized question of abortion, not a majority of nine unelected Justices on the Supreme Court. It is time for the Court to finally give up its de facto role as the National Abortion Control Board.
The legal fallacy of Roe and its progeny is clear. The millions of precious lives lost based on the false premise of a constitutional right to abortion is undeniable. Now is the time for Roe to join Dred Scott v. Sanford in the dustbin of history where it belongs.
The United States Constitution does not protect the right to destroy human life in the womb, and it does not prohibit states from protecting our fundamental right to life. We look forward to a free and frank debate in the Court and in American law and culture over how we can best care for mothers and children while respecting every person’s constitutional rights.
Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization that holds the distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America—incorporated in 1971. It protects and defends human life from conception to natural death through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts.
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