Legal Briefs Supporting HB 2 at U.S. Supreme Court

Feb 10, 2016
Topic: Legal , Pro-Life

Supreme Court with blue sky (620-250)On March 2nd, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold Texas’ HB 2 that requires abortion clinics to have common-sense health and safety standards to better protect women. We encourage all Texans to be in prayer for the nation’s high court and for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office as they defend this critically important law.

Texas Values and numerous other organizations have submitted legal briefs to the Supreme Court in support of upholding Texas’ HB 2 law. Please find below links to all 34 submitted amicus briefs in favor of upholding HB 2’s common-sense health and safety provisions:

Texas Values and 3801 Lancaster Film Project

Brief for Respondents

The Governors of Texas, Alabama, et al. filed

National Right to Life

Texas Eagle Forum, Texas Right to Life, and Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund

Texas Alliance for Life Trust Fund

Former Abortion Providers; Post-Abortive Women and Their Families; National Association of Prolife Nurses; and National Association of Catholic Nurses U.S.A.

The State of Wisconsin

Right to Life Advocates, Inc.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Texas Catholic Conference, National Association of Evangelicals, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention

The American Center for Law and Justice, Family Research Council, The Texas Conservative Coalition, and The Houston Coalition for Life

Legal Center for Defense of Life

3,348 Women Injured by Abortion and The Justice Foundation

Democrats for Life ans The National Legal Foundation

Justice and Freedom Fund

Priests for Life

American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Pediatricians, Christian Medical & Dental Association, Catholic Medical Association and Physicians for Life

Illinois Right to Life

More than 450 Bipartisan and Bicameral State Legislators and Lieutenant Governors in Support of the Respondents and Affirmance of the Fifth Circuit

Physicians with Experience Treating Women in Rural or Emergency Settings

Bipartisan Group of 174 United States Senators and Members of the United States House of Representatives in Support of Respondents

Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Missouri Baptist Convention Christian Life Commission, and Christian Legal Society

Bicameral Coalition of 121 Texas Legislators

CatholicVote.Org Legal Defense Fund and University of St. Thomas Prolife Center

24 Scholars of Federalism

Operation Rescue and National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference/Conela

States of Indiana, Ohio, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.

Citizenlink, Charlotte Lozier Institute, and Students for Life of America

And Then There Were None

Conservative Legal Defense and Educational Fund, et al.

David Boyle

African American and Hispanic American Organizations

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