On Thursday, Representative Ashley Hinson (R-IA) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) filed an amicus brief in Little Rock Planning Services v. Rutledge urging the court to uphold Arkansas’s law to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome. For text of the brief, click here.
The brief was signed by 65 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 17 Members of the U.S. Senate.
“Every life is valuable and has dignity and our laws should reflect that. I am proud to lead this brief with Senator Cotton to ensure that abortions are never performed based on a Down syndrome diagnosis. I will always defend the most vulnerable and stand up for the unborn,” said Hinson.
“Our society has an obligation to protect the most vulnerable, including unborn babies with disabilities. Arkansas’ law seeks to protect babies with Down syndrome from modern-day eugenicists who want to end their lives, simply because of their disability. We stand with Arkansas and the unborn, and we will fight to uphold this law at the Supreme Court,” said Cotton.