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Amicus Briefs

Below is a list of amicus briefs filed by Americans United for Life. The briefs are organized into the following categories:

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Before the United States Supreme Court

Case Name Year Client(s)
United States v. Vuitch 1971 Dr. Bart Heffernan
Roe v. Wade 1973 AUL: Certain physicians, Professors & Fellows, et. al.
Doe v. Bolton 1973 AUL: Certain physicians, Professors & Fellows, et. al.
Planned Parenthood v. Danforth 1976 Dr. Eugene Diamond and AUL
Beal v. Doe 1977 AUL
Maher v. Roe 1977 AUL
Poelker v. Doe 1977 AUL
Carey v. Wynn 1978 Intervening Defendant
Colautti v. Franklin 1979 AUL
Bellotti v. Baird II 1979 AUL
Williams v. Zbaraz 1980 Appellants
Harris V. McRae 1980 Appellants Buckley, et. al.
H. L. v. Matheson 1981 AUL
City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health 1983 1983 AUL
Planned Parenthood v. Ashcroft 1983 AUL
Simopoulos v. Virginia 1983 AUL
Diamond v. Charles 1986 Appellant
Bowen v. American Hospital Association 1986 Physicians
Bowen v. Kendrick 1987 Intervening Defendant
Hartigan v. Zbaraz 1987 Americans United for Life Legal Defense Fund
Webster v. Reproductive Health Services 1989 State Legislators, AAPLOG, Congressman Chris Smith
Turnock v. Ragsdale 1989 Feminists for Life, AAPLOG
Hodgson v. Minnesota 1990
Ohio v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health 1990 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons
Rust v. Sullivan 1990 Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Bray v. Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic 1991 Feminists for Life, et. al.
Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1 of 3 briefs) 1992 600 state senators and representatives
Planned Parenthood v. Casey (2 of 3 briefs) 1992 Congressman Henry Hyde, et. al.
Planned Parenthood v. Casey (3 of 3 briefs) 1992 University Faculty for Life
Ada v. Guam Ob Gyn Society 1992 Territory of Guam
NOW v. Scheidler 1993 Respondent, Timothy Murphy
Vacco v.Quill 1997
Washington v. Glucksberg 1997
Stenberg v. Carhart 2000 Louisiana & Mississippi as Amicus Curiae
Scheidler v. NOW; Operation Rescue v. NOW 2002 AUL
Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England 2005 New Hampshire legislators, including bill sponsor Representative Kathleen Souza
Gonzales v. Oregon 2005 AUL
Scheidler v. National Organization for Women 2005 AUL
Gonzales v. Carhart 2006 AAPLOG, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, U.S. Representatives, C. Everett Koop, Edmund Pellegrino
Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America 2006 AAPLOG, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, U.S. Representatives, C. Everett Koop, Edmund Pellegrino
McCullen v. Coakley (on petition) 2009 40 Days for Life
HHS v. Florida 2012 Joint Brief with BDF, ADF, and others on behalf of American College of Pediatricians, AAPLOG, CMDA, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, National Association of Pro Life Nurses, and Medical Students for Life of America
Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice 2013 79 Oklahoma Legislators
McCullen v. Coakley (merits) 2013 40 Days for Life
Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius (petition) 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Isaacson v. Horne (cert petition) 2013 On cert petition with Government Defendants
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius; Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius 2014 Drury Development Corporation, Drury Southwest, Inc., and Drury Hotels Company, LLC, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Christian Medical Association, Physicians for Life, National Association of Pro Life Nurses, The National Catholic Bioethics Center, and National Association of Catholic Nurses

 

Before the Mexico Supreme Court

 

Case Name Year Client(s)
Acción de inconstitucionalidad, expediente 146/2007-00 y su acumulado 147/2000-00, de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (MŽxico) 2008 AUL
PROMOVENTE: PROCURADOR DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS Y PROTECCIîN CIUDADANA DEL ESTADO DE BAJA CALIFORNIA.
ACCIîN DE INCONSTITUCIONALIDAD: 01/2010 [English/Spanish]
2010 AUL

 

Before Federal Circuit Courts

 

Case Name Cir. Year Client(s)
Sojourner T. v. Edwrds, 974 F.2d 27 1992 Louisiana State Legislators
Fargo Women’s Health Organ. v. Schafer 8 1993 AUL
National Abortion Federation v. Ashcroft 2 2005 Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline
Aid for Women v. Foulston 10 2006 Kansas legislators
Arizona Life Coalition v. Stanton 9 2006 Women’s Choice Pregnancy Clinic
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association v. Gonzales DC 2006 Joint brief with ACLJ on behalf of Henry Hyde.
Northland Family Planning Clinic v. Cox 4 2006 Michigan legislators
Roe v. Crawford 8 2006 State Senator Chuck Gross and Representative Delbert Scott
Choose Life Illinois v. White 7 2007 PCCs throughout the state of Illinois
Planned Parenthood Cincinnati Region v. Strickland 6 2007 U.S. Senator and Representatives (Boehner)
Richmond Medical Center for Women v. Herring 4 2008 Virginia legislators and U.S. Senator Tom Coburn
Roach v. Vincent 8 2008 PCCs in Missouri
Stormans v. Selecky 9 2008 Washington legislators
Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota v. Rounds 8 2009 CMDA, AAPLOG, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, National Association of Pro Life Nurses
Cenzon-DeCarlo v. Mount Sinai Hospital 2 2010 National Association of Pro Life Nurses, AAPLOG, Physicians for Life, CMDA, and Catholic Medical Association
Tucson Women’s Center v. Arizona Medical Board 9 2010 Arizona legislators
Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore 4 2011 Care Net, Heartbeat International, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, and PCCs in Maryland
Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota v. Rounds 8 2011 CMDA, AAPLOG, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, National Association of Pro Life Nurses [on rehearing]
Evergreen Association, Inc. v. City of New York 2 2012 Care Net, Heartbeat International, and National Institute of Family and Life Advocates
Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region v. DeWine 6 2012 U.S. Senator and Representatives (Boehner)
Children First Foundation v. Fiala 2 2012 New York State pregnancy care centers and national organizations Care Net, Heart International, and National Institute of Family and Life Advocates
Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore 4 2012 Care Net, Heartbeat International, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, and PCCs in Maryland [on rehearing]
Isaacson v. Horne 9 2012 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius and Wheaton College v. Sebelius (consolidated) DC 2012 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Nebraska v. Sebelius 8 2012 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical Association, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
O’Brien v. HHS 8 2012 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical Association, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Stormans v. Selecky 9 2012 Members of the U.S. Congress
Planned Parenthood v. Betlach 9 2013 29 AZ legislators
Cyril Korte v. HHS and Grote Industries LLC v. Sebelius (consolidated) 7 2013 Drury Development Corporation, Drury Southwest, Inc., and Drury Hotels Company, LLC, and the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Christian Medical Association, Catholic Medical Association, the National Catholic Bioethics Center, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro Life Nurses
Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius 10 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Christian Medical Association, Catholic Medical Association, the National Catholic Bioethics Center, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro Life Nurses
Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius 6 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Christian Medical Association, Catholic Medical Association, the National Catholic Bioethics Center, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro Life Nurses
Newland v. Sebelius 10 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Annex Medical, Inc. v. Sebelius 8 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius 3 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Liberty University v. Geithner 4 2013 Joint brief filed with ADF on behalf of ADF, AUL, Maryland Family Alliance, North Carolina Family Policy Council, Palmetto Family Council, Virginia Family Foundation and West Virginia Family Policy Council
Legatus v. Sebelius 6 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Gilardi v. Sebelius DC 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Eden Foods, Inc. v. Sebelius 6 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Armstrong v. Sebelius 10 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Domino’s Farms Corp. v. Sebelius 6 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Beckwith Electric Co. v. Sebelius 11 2013 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, and National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Planned Parenthood v. Abbott 5 2013 American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Christian Medical Association, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, National Association of Pro Life Nurses, National Association of Catholic Nurses, and The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Currier 5 2013 AL and TX legislators
Planned Parenthood v. Humble 9 2014 32 Arizona Legislators
Stuart v. Camnitz 4 2014 Law Professors
Reaching Souls International v. Sebelius 10 2014 Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Christian Medical Association, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, National Association of Pro Life Nurses, National Association of Catholic Nurses, and The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Gonzalez ex rel. U.S. v. Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles 9 2014 Concerned Women for America
Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc., v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore PCC, et al. 4 2017 Care Net

 

Before State Supreme Courts

 

Case Name State Year Client(s)
Rasmussen v. Fleming AZ 1987 AUL
Alaska v. Planned Parenthood of Alaska AK 2004 AUL
Doe v. Arpaio AZ 2007 Arizona Representative Sam Crump
Morr-Fitz v. Blagojevich (petition stage) IL 2007 AAPLOG, CMDA, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, National Association of Pro Life Nurses
Morr-Fitz v. Blagojevich (merits stage) IL 2007 AAPLOG, CMDA, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, National Association of Pro Life Nurses
North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group v. Superior Court of San Diego County, Benitez CA 2007 CMDA, AAPLOG, and Physicians for Life
Roe v. Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region OH 2008 Members of the U.S. Congress from Ohio (Boehner)
Rogers v. Planned Parenthood Cincinnati Region OH 2008 Members of the U.S. Congress (Boehner)
Baxter v. State of Montana MT 2009 Montana legislators
In re: Jane Doe PA 2010 Joint brief filed with ADF on behalf of Pennsylvania Family Institute and Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Hope Clinic for Women v. Adams IL 2012 Illinois legislators
Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Cline OK 2012 57 state legislators (almost 40% of the legislature), including Sen. Treat and Rep. Grau (sponsors of the bill at issue)
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. Alaska AK 2013 Alaska Family Action
Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice OK 2013 83 Oklahoma Legislators and AULA
Planned Parenthood of Montana v. State of Montana MT 2013 Montana Family Foundation and AULA
MKB Management v. Burdick ND 2013 49 North Dakota Legislators

 

Before Other State Courts

 

Case Name Court Year Client(s)
Mass SJC in Moe v. Secretary of Admin. & Finance 382 Mass. 629, 417 N.E.2d 387 (1981) 1980 AUL
State v. Evans TN Court of Criminal Appeals 1986 Tennessee Physicians
North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group v. Superior Court of San Diego County, Benitez 4th App. Dist., Div. 1 2005 CMDA
State of Kansas v. Tiller 18th Jud. Dist. 2007 Kansas legislators
Coalition Against Assisted Suicide v. Washington Superior Court, Thurston County 2008 John E. Peyton, Jr., and Patricia Peyton, and Washington State Catholic Medical Association
Hope Clinic for Women v. Adams Ill. 1st Dist. 2010 Illinois legislators
Morr-Fitz v. Quinn Ill. 4th Dist. 2012 AAPLOG, CMDA, Catholic Medical Association, Physicians for Life, National Association of Pro Life Nurses

 
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