June 30, 2022
Today, the Supreme Court granted our request to review a legal challenge to Arkansas’ anti-eugenics law which prohibits aborting unborn children merely based on a Down syndrome diagnosis. Lower courts had blocked the law, so we urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the matter and overrule them. That is exactly what they did today!
This is a massive victory for the unborn diagnosed with Down syndrome. It shows how effective we can be in our advocacy work in state legislatures and the courts. Please celebrate this huge victory by making a generous tax-deductible donation to JLF USA so that we can continue to advocate for the unborn with Down syndrome.
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In partnership with the Alliance Defending Freedom, JLF USA filed an important legal brief in this case supporting the state of Arkansas. I encourage you to read our May 2021 amicus brief.
The Supreme Court granted Arkansas’s petition in the Rutledge v. Little Rock Family Planning case and summarily reversed the lower court’s ruling, sending the case back to the lower court for reconsideration in light of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
This means that the court decision that struck down Arkansas’ pro-life law will have to be reviewed again in accordance with the new precedent set by Dobbs. And considering Dobbs overruled both Roe and Casey, in all likelihood, the challenge to Arkansas’ pro-life law will be dismissed – which would be a great victory for life!
We are grateful to all those who prayed and donated to us to bring about this huge victory. We also thank the state of Arkansas for standing for life, as well as the terrific attorneys at Alliance Defending Freedom for presenting our amicus legal brief to the Supreme Court.
Our advocacy work is more important than ever now. With Roe v. Wade being overturned, the regulation of abortion now returns to the states where we can make an incredible difference on behalf of the unborn with Down syndrome. As a grassroots non-profit foundation, our advocacy work, as well as our patient care and other services, are entirely dependent on the financial support we receive from friends, families, and allies. That is why I am asking you to make an immediate one-time emergency donation to support our work. If at all possible, perhaps you can even become a monthly donor at this critical time to help ensure that we have your support on an ongoing basis. All gifts are fully tax-deductible.
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We are so grateful for this tremendous victory at the U.S. Supreme Court. No person should have their life extinguished merely because of a diagnosis of Down syndrome. This legal victory is the first of many we expect to achieve now that we will be able to aggressively and effectively advocate for the unborn at the state level. With your continued prayers and financial support, we will be able to celebrate many more victories in the weeks and months ahead!
Please note that each donation is tax deductible. The Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.