Unborn lives defended in Wyoming court
ADF attorneys available for media interviews following hearing Friday
WHO: Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys and Wyoming Rep. Rachel Rodriguez-Williams
WHAT: Available for media interviews following oral arguments in Johnson v. State of Wyoming
WHEN: Immediately following hearing, which begins at 10 a.m. MDT, Friday, June 2
WHERE: Teton County Courthouse, 180 S. King St., District Courtroom, Jackson. To schedule an interview, contact ADF Media Relations.
JACKSON, Wyo. – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Right to Life of Wyoming, two state legislators, and the Wyoming secretary of state will be available for media interviews Friday following a hearing at the Teton County Courthouse in a lawsuit that pro-abortion activists filed to challenge the state’s pro-life law.
ADF attorneys filed a motion in April that asks a state court to allow Right to Life of Wyoming, Wyoming Representatives Rachel Rodriguez-Williams and Chip Neiman, and Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray to intervene in defense of the Life is a Human Right Act. Shortly after the Wyoming Legislature enacted the law—which seeks to protect unborn life and ensure maternal health and safety—a group of abortionists and pro-abortion activists sought to halt its enforcement.
“The state of Wyoming is eager to uphold its law affirming that life is a human right and ensure women are given the real health care and support they deserve,” said ADF Senior Counsel Tim Garrison, who will be arguing before the court. “Right to Life of Wyoming, Reps. Rodriguez-Williams and Neiman, and Secretary Gray are seeking to preserve the lives of unborn children and the well-being of their mothers. We urge the court to allow them to help defend Wyoming’s duly enacted law.”
ADF attorneys filed the motion to intervene in Johnson v. State of Wyoming in the District Court of the 9th Judicial District of Teton County. In it, they explain that Right to Life of Wyoming, the legislators, and the secretary of state “have abiding interests in protecting women and unborn children. The Legislators have an ongoing interest in protecting their authority to regulate on abortion and related issues. [Right to Life of Wyoming] has an interest in ensuring that its advocacy efforts on behalf of [the Life is a Human Right Act] are fully defended and vindicated.”
Fred Harrison is serving as local counsel on behalf of Right to Life of Wyoming, Rodriguez-Williams, Neiman, and Gray.
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.
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