Summary of Pro-Life Amicus Brief

From the Thomas More Society’s Executive Vice President and General Counse Andrew Bath:

The Court listened to us!

The Thomas More Society provided key input to the Supreme Court as it was considering Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health — and our efforts appear to have paid off!

We filed an important Amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the Dobbs case and arranged for two other briefs to be filed, all so we could make several key points to guide the Court to the correct result in this pivotal case.

First and most importantly, we clearly laid out the ways the court got the law wrong when deciding Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.  

As a dedicated pro-life warrior, I don’t have to tell you that there simply was no right to abortion hiding in the constitution until the Roe court found it in 1973.

Next, we argued that the Court got the science of fetal development wrong, and that there have been advances in medicine and in our understanding of fetal development that have made Roe even more out of touch with science now than it was when it was decided almost 50 years ago.

And we pointed out that new laws known as “Safe Haven” laws have since been passed by every state in the union.

Those laws permit mothers to drop off unwanted babies at safe places like hospitals, so it is now never true that a mother will be forced to raise a child she doesn’t want or thinks she can’t afford.

Lastly, we urged the court to recognize and emphasize the humanity of the unborn child and find that the humanity of the unborn differentiates claims of abortion rights from claims of any other right.

In short, we dismantled every single one of the abortion industry’s main arguments for the infant slaughter that has been the law of the land in our country for nearly 50 years.

And we are proud to say that it appears that a Supreme Court majority agreed with us and that every one of our key points made it into the leaked majority opinion of Dobbs.

We couldn’t have done this without you, and we’ll need you by our side now more than ever as we confront all the new challenges this blockbuster opinion will bring to the pro-life movement.

Now, we must pray that the Court’s majority remains strong and united, and that the Court takes this opportunity to finally and completely overrule its dreadful decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Stand by for more updates as we await the release of this historic decision.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.


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