Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel – March14, 2019
A federal appeals court just delivered a stunning blow to Planned Parenthood.
In a remarkable 11 to 6 decision, the entire 6th Circuit Court of Appeals set a precedent allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood.
This is a blistering defeat for Planned Parenthood and its seemingly unlimited stream of taxpayer funding. The court agreed with the arguments we made in our amicus brief – that Planned Parenthood does not have a constitutional right to our tax dollars.
Planned Parenthood performs over 300,000 abortions a year – that’s more than 900 a day.
This is on the heels of our major legal victory before a judge in New York (the same state that expanded abortion to the moment of birth), stopping the abortion lobby’s attempt to shut down pro-life pregnancy centers. Next, we’re preparing a lawsuit against New York about its expansive abortion law.
Now, more than 20 states have filed a lawsuit against a federal rule that would defund $60 million more of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding. We’re preparing a critical amicus brief in this case to defund the abortion giant.