For Immediate Release: March 3, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Attorney General Daniel Cameron Will Proceed With Defense of HB 454 in Appeals Court
Washington, D.C.: “A procedural attack from pro-abortion foes has failed 8-1 in the Supreme Court,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “We celebrate this win for sound judicial process and we are glad to have been in the fight supporting Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron from the beginning, including our amicus brief filed with SCOTUS last year.”
AG Cameron has been fighting to defend his state’s pro-life law that prohibits abortion past 11 weeks gestation. It was passed and signed into law by the duly elected representatives of the people of Kentucky, but Gov. Andy Beshear’s new Secretary of Health & Family Services decided to simply stop defending state law against a court challenge.
“Attorney General Cameron was the lone public official left to stand up for the people of Kentucky in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals,” Martin continued. “Through a series of procedural moves, left-wing bureaucrats and activists have fought Cameron’s ability to perform his sworn duty.
“This Supreme Court ruling today blocks the Appeals Court’s rejection of Cameron’s intervention and allows the case to proceed. This is a victory not just for the right to life and the people and laws of Kentucky, but a win against the would-be ‘lawfare’ of the left. They’ll use procedure, bureaucrats, and courts to tangle up the work of legislatures and elected office holders, but the Supreme Court said ‘not this time.’ Good for our Justices! And keep up the good fight, General Cameron!”
- Amicus Brief — Kentucky Pro-Life Law, AG Cameron Intervention | June 21, 2021
- PRESS: “Supreme Court Should Allow Kentucky AG to Defend State Law”