In The News: Volume III, Issue 1
“Bills of this sort are designed to forward a political agenda and silence critics, not combat actual crime.”
The Washington Times
ADF Senior Legal Counsel Erik Stanley, on “hate crimes” law.
“Whenever Planned Parenthood and The Center for Reproductive Freedom team up, something dies. Sometimes, it’s a freedom. More often, it’s a life.”
East Valley Tribune
ADF President Alan Sears, on state and national efforts to block an Arizona law curtailing abortions.
“People think, ‘Texas, that’s a conservative state – they’re not likely to have a judge strike down their marriage law.’ But all it takes is one lawsuit, one judge, and it can really happen everywhere.”
The Austin American-Statesman
ADF Litigation Staff Counsel Jim Campbell, on a lower court judge ruling in a same-sex “divorce” case that Texas’ constitutional amendment affirming marriage as one man and one woman is unconstitutional.
“We don’t want courts to be in the business of comparative theology.”
ADF Senior Legal Counsel Mike Johnson, on the New Hampshire case of a girl removed from homeschooling after state employees deemed her “too rigid” in her faith.
“Pro-life student groups shouldn’t have a price tag placed upon expression of their beliefs. Forcing any student group to pay for insurance in order to exercise their right to free speech guaranteed under the First Amendment is unconstitutional.”
ADF Litigation Staff Counsel Heather Hacker, on ASU Students for Life v. Crow
“It’s clearly unconstitutional for school officials to prohibit a student’s message on the grounds that someone might not like it.”
ADF Senior Legal Counsel David Cortman, on the “Abortion is Not Healthcare” T-shirt case.