Washington D.C., Dec 11, 2016 / 06:43 am
In a changed political landscape, pro-abortion rights groups have filed lawsuits against three states' abortion laws.
Jennifer Dalven, director of the ACLU's reproductive freedom project, told the British newspaper The Independent that the lawsuits were just the "first wave" in their efforts.
But to Marjorie Dannenfelser of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, the lawsuits were a sign of panic among abortion advocates.
"They lost big at the ballot box, so now they're looking to the courts to undo the will of state legislatures," said Dannenfelser, who advised the Trump campaign. "They realize the sense of urgency to head to the courts now knowing that the judicial landscape will change under a pro-life President Trump."