LIFENEWS — It’s a unique situation when eligible voters team up with preborn babies to fight a violation of their constitutional rights. That’s exactly what’s happening in Rhode Island, as the current United States Secretary of Commerce and her former Rhode Island leadership team are being sued by adult voters and children in utero.
The Thomas More Society has filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in a lawsuit against Rhode Island’s former governor Gina Raimondo and her administration. The filing is in support of voters, pre-born babies, their mothers, and Catholics For Life, Inc. The brief, submitted to the Supreme Court of Rhode Island on July 15, 2021, argues that voters and preborn children have standing to challenge the constitutionality of Rhode Island’s 2019 Reproductive Privacy Act, which the plaintiffs say deprived them of their right to vote on an alleged constitutional right to abortion and robbed the babies of their legal rights as a person.