Five from Arkansas congressional delegation sign anti-abortion amicus brief | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Five from Arkansas congressional delegation sign anti-abortion amicus brief

Posted By on Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Both Sen. Tom Cotton and Sen. John Boozman, along with three out of four Arkansas members of the House of Representatives, signed an amicus brief backing the anti-abortion law passed in Texas in 2013, and now being challenged in Whole Woman's Health v. Cole.

The law is designed to shut down more than three quarters of all women's health clinics in Texas providing abortion services. The risible ruse is that the law is in place to protect women's health. The Family Council, which announced that Cotton and co. were signing on to the amicus brief in a press release today, wrote that "commonsense laws like this one help protect women from unsafe abortion practices." In fact, the law simply aims to restrict access to abortion by creating unnecessarily burdensome regulations on providers — demanding that doctors providing abortion services at clinics get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and demanding that clinics needlessly become more like full-service hospitals. 

Congressmen Steve Womack, French Hill, and Bruce Westerman, along with numerous other Republican lawmakers, are also signing the amicus brief. 

Here's the press release from Jerry Cox and our friends at the Family Council: 

AR Congressional Delegates Sign Pro-Life Amicus Brief

This week, Arkansas' two U.S. Senators and three of Arkansas' congressmen joined other members of Congress in a a pro-life amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The brief is being filed in response to the Whole Woman's Health v. Cole lawsuit. This lawsuit is against a 2013 Texas law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. We have written before how commonsense laws like this one help protect women from unsafe abortion practices.

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the case will have significant implications for pro-life laws across the country.

U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with Congressmen Steve Womack, French Hill, and Bruce Westerman, have signed an amicus brief in support of this good, pro-life law from Texas. They, and other members of Congress, want to see the U.S. Supreme Court uphold this law as constitutional.

We are so grateful Arkansas has representatives willing to take a stand for women and unborn children. If you would like to thank your senators and congressman for supporting this good, pro-life law, you can find their contact information below.

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