Advancing American Freedom Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Roe

Advancing American Freedom Founder Mike Pence today announced the filing of an amicus brief by Advancing American Freedom (AAF), Minnesota Family Council (MFC), The Family Leader (Iowa), and three other family policy organizations in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization at the Supreme Court of the United States. In its amicus brief, AAF, MFC and their partners explain that Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of S.E. Penn. v. Casey relied on “erroneous assumptions” that should result in Roe and Casey being overruled and Mississippi’s pre-viability abortion bans being upheld.

The amicus brief marks the first major policy or legal action taken by Advancing American Freedom.

“Forty-eight years ago, our Supreme Court turned away from the timeless ideal that we are ‘endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights’ that include, first among them, life,” said former Vice President and AAF Chairman Mike Pence. “By calling for Roe and Casey to be overturned, Advancing American Freedom and its partners seek to protect the right to life and to restore respect for the sanctity of life. Life is winning in America, and we must not rest until we restore a culture of life in America.”

According to the brief, “Societal developments since Roe and Casey were decided suggest that this Court’s disregard for the value of human life, and its minimization of society’s fundamental interest in protecting unborn children, has in fact substantially harmed people’s ‘views of themselves and their places in society,’ and that these harms has been particularly damaging for women. A number of deleterious social conditions have emerged that bear some relationship to current unfettered access to abortion.”

These developments include the declining formation of families with accompanying increases in family instability and single parent households; the suffering of women and children’s mental well-being and happiness; increases in unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections; encouragement of pregnancy discrimination in some instances by employers; and use of abortion as a tool of eugenics.

Amici argue that “the Casey plurality’s factual assumptions about the role of abortion in people’s lives took no account of potential societal harms that have actually come to pass in the wake of Roe. Based on the erroneous assumptions relied upon in Roe and Casey, this Court should overrule both cases and return to the states their power to ban or regulate pre-viability abortion bans.”

Please find a copy of the amicus brief HERE.