AAF on Biden Administration Use of Chevron Deference to Expand Abortion

July 7, 2023

Advancing American Freedom (AAF) filed an amicus brief joined by 25 other conservative groups and organizations in Texas v. Becerra, a case that uses the Chevron Doctrine to expand the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to mandate doctors and hospitals carry out abortions, even if contrary to state law.

“The Biden administration is yet again relying on Chevron Deference to increase access to abortion by rapidly expanding the administrative state, going around both Congress and the Supreme Court,” said J. Marc Wheat, General Counsel for AAF. “The Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe righted a 50 year wrong, and now the Biden administration has increased the power of HHS to circumvent the ruling. Our Constitution established three separate but equal branches of government, and Advancing American Freedom will continue to call out these attempts to undermine what our founders intended for our nation.”

Read the amicus brief here.