WHO: Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys
WHAT: Available for media interviews following oral arguments in Hodes & Nauser v. Kobach
WHEN: Immediately following hearing, which begins at 1:30 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, Aug. 8
WHERE: Johnson County District Court, 150 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe. To schedule an interview, contact ADF Media Relations Specialist Hattie Troutman at (771) 200-7630.
OLATHE, Kan. – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys serving as co-counsel with Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach’s office will be available for media interviews Tuesday following oral arguments at the Johnson County District Court in Hodes & Naser v. Kobach. In the case, Planned Parenthood and other abortionists are attempting to block enforcement of the state’s pro-life and pro-woman law.
The Woman’s Right to Know Act, passed in 1997, ensures that women undergoing an abortion are fully informed of the significant risks involved and voluntarily consent to the procedure. The law also requires that women be provided with information on the financial, medical, and legal assistance available if they choose life for their unborn child.
“Mothers and their babies deserve the best possible care available to them, and every woman needs adequate time and information to feel empowered to make the best decision for herself and her family,” said ADF Senior Counsel Denise Harle, director of the ADF Center for Life, who will be arguing on behalf of Kansas. “Doctors are oath-bound to do everything they can to protect the life of a patient, and that includes informing pregnant mothers of the science behind the development of her unborn child and the dangers of an invasive procedure like abortion. Kansas rightly enacted these reasonable, commonsense measures, so we are urging the court to uphold them on behalf of all current and future Kansans.”
- Pronunciation guide: Harle (HAR’-lee)
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.
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