Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch:
The law in question was passed by the Mississippi state legislature and is based on model legislation promoted by the religious-right legal group Alliance Defending Freedom as part of its plan to “eradicate” Roe v. Wade.
“I am happy to say the first 15-week limitation based on our model language was just introduced in the state of Mississippi this week,” ADF Senior Counsel Denise Burke bragged at an Evangelicals for Life conference in 2018.
Right Wing Watch was the first to report on the Evangelicals for Life panel at which the ADF’s Burke described getting states, like Mississippi, to ban abortion at 15 weeks as the first step toward completely outlawing abortion.
She added that “once we get these first-trimester limitations in place, we’re going to go for a complete ban on abortion except to save the life of the mother.”
Read the full article. There’s much more. For those unaware, the ADF has also advocated for criminalizing homosexuality in the United States and abroad. They are currently challenging LGBT discrimination protections in multiple states via businesses they likely had a hand in creating.
The religious right fought to get Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Now the Court has agreed to review a state law designed by the Alliance Defending Freedom to “eradicate” Roe. https://t.co/TMYQIz5SjM
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