Month in Review – February 2024

Here are the highlights for February:

* On February 20, we filed an amended complaint in our lawsuit challenging Proposal 3, which created a super-right to “reproductive freedom” under the Michigan Constitution.

The proponents of Proposal 3 launched a massive propaganda campaign, which was overwhelmingly funded by out-of-state money, that deceived Michigan voters into believing that Proposal 3 would merely “Restore Roe.”  It does no such thing.

The Amended Complaint is rather lengthy, but it is worth reading.  It lays out the case that Proposal 3 (which created Article I, § 28 of the Michigan Constitution) is exceedingly harmful to women and children.

Make no mistake, this constitutional provision is a Trojan Horse for the left-wing’s radical pro-abortion and “gender-reassignment” agenda . . . and worse.

The defendants, which include Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, have until March 19 to respond.

* February 22: As we reported previously, Priests for Life, with our assistance, sent a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to the FBI’s targeting of “traditional Catholics.”  We recently received our first batch of documents, which were heavily redacted.  No real surprise there.

One of the documents was a transcript of the testimony provided to the Senate by Attorney General Merrick Garland.  The Attorney General’s testimony was interesting and quite revealing.  You can read more about that here.

* On February 28, we filed a full-throated reply brief in the Michigan Court of Appeals in our appeal of the conviction of a pro-lifer who was involved in a peaceful Red Rose Rescue at an abortion center in Michigan in April 2023.

The appeal seeks, among other things, a reversal of the lower court’s decision to deny the pro-lifer a jury instruction on the “defense of others.”

* Also on February 28, we filed an amicus curia (“friend of the court”) brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Priests for Life in Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, a case involving the FDA’s rules regarding the use and distribution of mifepristone—the abortion pill.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit concluded that the FDA’s removal of various safeguards was arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).

We agree with that ruling.  The FDA is challenging it.

As we set forth in the brief, the abortion pill is a dangerous drug with serious side-effects (aside from its primary effect of killing an unborn child).  Removing commonsense health and safety restrictions on its distribution and use is tragically harmful to women.

The FDA’s decision to remove these safeguards was arbitrary and capricious in violation of the APA.  If this wasn’t about abortion, the FDA would have never taken such reckless action.

* On February 29, we, along with co-counsel, filed a second “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the abortion pill case.

This brief was filed on behalf of Stanton International, a pro-life organization.  In this brief, we provide an example where the abortion pill was prescribed to a pregnant mom in a McDonald’s parking lot.

The FDA’s decision to remove important safety regulations to allow the profit-driven abortion industry to prey on unsuspecting pregnant women, many of whom are in a crisis pregnancy situation, is not only unlawful, it is unconscionable.

* Our efforts to save “Baby Doe” continue with full force.  As we reported previously, Baby Doe was miraculously rescued from the battlefield of Afghanistan and adopted by a Marine family.

Now, Gitmo lawyers from large law firms want to take this little girl from the Marine family and give her to the Taliban.  They can’t stand the idea that this little girl will be cared for and raised by a loving, Christian family.

These left-wing law firms are trying to use their sheer size and financial advantage to overwhelm us with constant discovery motions and other procedural filings to get us to either back-off or to quit.  But we will never surrender to these legal thugs.

This is a David and Goliath story, and our slingshot is loaded . . . we like our chances.

* As have noted on multiple occasions, we are working on a major case that we plan to file in California.  Be patient and stay tuned on this one.

Thank you for your prayers and financial support.  We couldn’t do what we do without them!