Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law & Religious Freedom celebrates the end of Roe v. Wade and continues to defend the sanctity of human life whether opposing abortion, supporting adoption and foster care, fighting against human trafficking, and in many other ways.
We support laws that will empower and protect women and children and promote life, such as more affordable and accessible childcare, stronger and more equitable child support enforcement, and improved adoption and foster care systems.
AMICUS WORK DEFENDING LIFE
CLS URGED SUPREME COURT TO OVERRULE ROE v. WADE
CLS filed an amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health urging the Court to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Written by Judge Ken Starr and the Robertson Center for Constitutional Law at Regent University, the brief argues that federalism has long protected liberty and sustained our pluralistic society, but open-ended conceptions of substantive due process undermine the fundamental principles of federalism. Abortion jurisprudence provides a singular example of the harms that result when courts sever our history and traditions from substantive due process analysis. Nor can the Court serve the rule of law by preserving precedents that subvert the rule of law and erode democratic discourse.
CLS SIGNED ONTO LETTER OPPOSING BIDEN’S PICK FOR FDA COMMISSIONER
CLS joined a coalition letter to U.S. Senators requesting they reject the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf for FDA Commissioner. The letter highlights he following: (1) Califf’s role in the FDA’s 2016 decision to remove critical chemical abortion reporting requirements; (2) how the Califf-approved FDA reporting changes have recklessly undermined data on chemical abortion complications and obscured the true risks of the drug; and (3) exhaustive studies demonstrating the data that the FDA has chosen to use to assess the risk of mail-order abortion is “woefully inadequate.”