SCOTUS: AG Cameron can defend Kentucky abortion ban
In a huge pro-life victory, the SCOTUS today ruled on an 8-1 vote that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron can defend his state’s ban on dismemberment abortions in court because pro-abortion Gov. Andy Beshear refuses to protect babies from abortion.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed in March to hear a Kentucky abortion case to decide if the state attorney general can take up the defense of a pro-life law after the governor’s office refused to do so. Today, the nation’s highest court agreed that Cameron can intervene to make sure unborn babies have an advocate for the law that protects their lives.
Beshear’s administration dropped the case in 2020, but Cameron petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to be allowed to defend the pro-life law instead. The justices considered whether Cameron can intervene in the case. However, did not consider the dismemberment abortion ban itself – at least not yet.
Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion for the court and Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the sole dissenter.
Cameron previously filed a brief before the United States Supreme Court in support of his defense of House Bill 454.
“HB 454 represents the values of Kentuckians and demonstrates the respect we have for the dignity of life,” said Attorney General Cameron. “These values, set forth in our laws, must be defended at every turn, and it’s my job to step in, especially when other state officials refuse. This brief is the next step in this process, and we look forward to presenting our case to the U.S. Supreme Court this fall to ensure Kentucky’s laws can always be defended by our office.”
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