National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Horne

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Description:  The Maricopa County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum filed a federal lawsuit through their attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union against an Arizona bill that prohibits sex- and race-based abortions.


9th Circuit rejects NAACP attack on Ariz. sex-, race-based abortion ban


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden regarding Tuesday’s refusal by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reinstate an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People against an Arizona law that bans abortions based on sex or race:

“Preserving the life of all babies, regardless of their sex or race, should be everyone’s priority. Sadly, it wasn’t for the ACLU and the NAACP, but the 9th Circuit has rightly upheld the district court’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit. Nothing about an abortion committed on the basis of sex or race is medically necessary or constitutionally protected.”

ADF attorneys along with ADF-allied attorney and University of St. Thomas Law Professor Teresa Collett represented bill sponsor Rep. Steve Montenegro, U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Dr. Alveda King, and multiple African-American and women’s groups in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the 9th Circuit in favor of the Arizona law. The lawsuit is National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Horne.

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, December 15, 2015

Previous news releases:

  • 2014-05-20: African-American groups among those opposing NAACP attack on Ariz. sex-, race-based abortion ban
  • 2013-10-03: Court throws out NAACP challenge to Ariz. law against sex-, race-based abortions
  • 2013-07-01: NAACP attacks Ariz. bill prohibiting gender- and race-selection abortions

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