AMICUS BRIEFS

What is an amicus brief? An amicus brief is a "friend of the court" brief submitted by those interested in influencing the outcome of a case, but who are not a party to the case. They serve the purpose of presenting novel legal arguments that may not have been considered or presented by the parties involved.

Below are amicus briefs that have been submitted to numerous courts on a variety of pro-life issues. The briefs are listed in chronological order. We will continue to add to this page, so make sure to check back as we continue to update.

Frank G., Petitioner, v. Joseph P. and Renee P.-F., et al., Respondents.     
Supreme Court of the United States on Petition for A Writ of Certiorari to the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of New York, Second Judicial Department 

Children’s fundamental liberty interest in their biological family bonds   
Motion for Leave to file as Amicus Curiae and Brief of Them Before Us in Support of Petitioner:
Charles S. Limandri,  Counsel of Record; Paul M. Jonna, Jeffrey M. Trissell, Freedom of Conscience  Defense Fund
 

 

 

Veronica Price, David Bergquist, Ann Scheidler, Pro-life Action League, Inc., Live Pro-life Group, and Anna Marie Scinto Mesia, Petitioners, v. City of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, as Mayor of the City of Chicago, et al., Respondents. 

08 July 2019
Supreme Court of the United States on Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit    
Bubble zones; targeting pro-life speech

Submitted in support of Petitioners:
40 Days for Life & Sidewalk Advocates for Life, Americans United for Life: Catherine Glenn Foster  and Rachel N. Morrison Counsel of Record 

 

 

Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health, et al., Petitioners, v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., et al., Respondents. 

15 November 2018

Supreme Court of the United States of America

State's compelling interests to prohibit abortions motivated solely by a human being’s disability, race, or sex

Submitted in support of Petitioners:

Foundation Jerome Lejeune, Saving Down Syndrome, and Down Pride

State of Florida, et al., v. Gainesville Woman Care, LLC, et al., 

27 July 2018

District Court of Appeal First District, State of Florida

24-Hour Waiting Period

Submitted in support of Appellants by: 

American College of Pediatricians and American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Garza, et. al v. Azar, et al.

20 July 2018

US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia

Elective Abortion for Illegally Present Minor 

Submitted in support of Defendants / Appellants by:

TX, AR, LA, MI, MO, NE, OH, OK, SC, WV, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky by and through Gov. Mathew Bevin

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Commissioner of The Indiana State Department of Health, et al., Defendants-Appellants​
11 May 2018

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 

Petition to settle the conflict with the eighth circuit over the constitutionality of respectful-disposition provisions 

In support  of Appellants’ Petition for Rehearing en Banc by:

Wisconsin, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, And West Virginia, The Michigan Attorney General, and Governor Phil Bryant of The State of Mississippi

 

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, et al., Plaintiff-Appellee v. Lance Himes, in his official capacity as Director of the Ohio Department of Health, Defendant-Appellant.

09 May 2018
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Circuit split on a State’s right to deny funds for abortions

Submitted in support of Lance Himes, in support of reversal by:

Michigan Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin

Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri, et al. 

23 April 2018

Supreme Court of the United States

Medicaid Funding, Qualified Provider 

Submitted in support of Petitioner by:

IN, GA, ID, LA, MI, NE, OH, OK, SC, SD, TX, UT, WV, & WY

WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH, On Behalf of Itself, Its Staff, Physicians and Patients, et al .,
 Plaintiffs – Appellees , v. KEN PAXTON, Attorney General of Texas, In His Official Capacity, et al . , Defendant s – Appellants .

05 March 2018

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

In support of appellants and reversal by:

Attorneys General of The States of Louisiana, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin; Governor Phil Bryant of The State of Mississippi, Maine through Governor Paul Lepage, and The Commonwealth of Kentucky, by and through governor Matthew Bevin

 

Rochelle Garza, as guardian ad litem to unaccompanied minor J.D., on behalf of herself and others similarly situated, et. al., Plaintiffs  v. Eric D. Hargan, et al., Defendants.

12 January 2018

United States District Court for the District of Columbia 

Abortion for unlawfully present alien minor

In support of Defendants and in opposition to Jane Moe’s application for an emergency  temporary restraining order by: The States Of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia, And The Commonwealth Of Kentucky, by and through Governor Matthew G. Bevin

 

 

Evelyn Kelly, Individually and on Behalf of the Estate of David Christopher Dunn, Plaintiff v. The Methodist Hospital, Defendant 
31 July 2017

District Court of Harris County, Texas, 189th Judicial District

Texas Advance Directives Act

Texas Alliance For Life, Texas Catholic Conference Of Bishops,  Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, Texans For Life Coalition,  Coalition Of Texans With Disabilities, Texas Alliance For Patient Access, Texas Medical Association, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association,  Texas Hospital Association, And Leadingage Texas