Late Term Abortion Restrictions “Important,” says Care Net President
LANSDOWNE, VA – Care Net, on behalf of itself and its more than 1100 affiliated pregnancy centers, joined last week in an amicus curiae brief supporting the state of Arizona in its defense of legislation restricting non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks.
In a statement today, Care Net President, Roland Warren, commented on Care Net’s decision to support the Arizona law:
“After receiving extensive testimony from medical professionals on the ability of pre-born children to feel pain as well as from post-abortive women on their own experiences, Arizona has taken the important step of restricting non-emergency abortion after twenty weeks of pregnancy. The Supreme Court has previously recognized the right and responsibility of the legislature to enact restrictions on late term abortion to protect women’s health. New medical evidence, as well as the testimony of women affected by abortion, such as Elisabeth Slotkin, Michelle Geraci, and Christine Bridges, makes it all the more important that the court uphold Arizona’s law. Care Net is pleased to join these brave women, as well as Heartbeat International and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, as a friend of the court in this case.”
Sixteen states have also filed friend of the court briefs in this case, requesting that it be heard by the Supreme Court, and be decided in favor of petitioners. For more information on Horne v. Isaacson, or to view Care Net’s amicus curiae brief, filed October 30th, visit SCOTUSblog.com.
Care Net has previously joined friend of the court briefs involving life issues, including Cano v. Baker and McCorvey v. Hill.
Care Net is working to build a culture where women and families thrive, and every woman has the support she needs to choose abundant life for herself and her child. Last year, Care Net’s faith-based pregnancy centers served hundreds of thousands of women and men in their communities, providing valuable services free of charge in a non-judgmental environment. Care Net pregnancy centers have been honored by numerous states and, in 2008, by the White House for their service to our country.