Walker v. Jesson

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Description:  Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent two African-American taxpayers in Minnesota who are challenging the unauthorized use of state funding for elective abortions. 

Misuse of Minn. tax dollars for elective abortions allowed to continue

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden regarding the Minnesota Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to leave in place a lower court ruling in Walker v. Jesson that dismissed a lawsuit challenging the unauthorized use of state taxpayer funds to pay for abortions on demand:

“The government shouldn’t be spending taxpayer dollars unlawfully on medically unnecessary abortions. Regrettably, the Minnesota Supreme Court has left in place a ruling that allows the state to act contrary to the high court’s own 1995 decision that said it ‘will not permit any woman eligible for medical assistance to obtain an abortion ‘on demand.’ We will continue to look for opportunities to ensure that the hard-earned money of Minnesota taxpayers isn’t used to pay for unauthorized abortions and to ensure that taxpayer-funded abortions don’t disproportionately and tragically fall on the African-American community.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Previous news releases:

  • 2014-06-03: Taxpayers ask Minn. Supreme Court to reinstate abortion funding challenge
  • 2014-05-05: Taxpayers considering appeal after dismissal of challenge to Minn. abortion scheme
  • 2014-05-05: ADF: Minn. taxpayer-funded abortion scheme unlawful, minorities hit hardest
  • 2013-09-13: Minn. African-Americans make case against unauthorized abortion spending on appeal
  • 2013-06-04: Alarming number of elective abortions on Minn. taxpayer’s dime
  • 2012-11-28: Minn. taxpayers illegitimately charged for elective abortions

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