Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 22, 2022 / 16:47 pm
Pro-life and Catholic groups in Michigan are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit brought by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who asked the Michigan Supreme Court to declare that abortion is protected by the state’s constitution.
On behalf of Right to Life of Michigan and the Michigan Catholic Conference, faith-based legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a motion Friday to intervene in the case Whitmer v. Linderman.
“Every human life is valuable and worthy of protection under the law,” John Bursch, ADF’s senior counsel and vice president of appellate advocacy, said in a press release. “Gov. Whitmer should be doing everything in her power to uphold existing laws that protect the innocent and vulnerable lives of the unborn.”
“Instead, both she and the attorney general are attacking a law that was rightly enacted by the people of Michigan and has been serving them well for more than half a century,” said Bursch, who served as Michigan’s solicitor general from 2011 to 2013. “We urge the court to listen to the voices of those standing up in defense of the unborn — Right to Life of Michigan and the Michigan Catholic Conference — by allowing them to intervene in this lawsuit.”