Abortion ban could lead to lawsuits for violation of religious freedom


Abortion ban could lead to lawsuits for violation of religious freedom

  • Some abortion rights activists believe the Supreme Court wrongly favors conservative Christian beliefs given that other religions allow abortion.
  • Groups plan to sue to restore their rights, as abortion rights were previously fought on grounds of privacy, instead of religious freedom.
  • But some experts say the Supreme Court is unlikely to reconsider its decision on religious grounds.

Some activists devastated by the Supreme Court’s decision ending a constitutional right to abortion are turning to a new tactic: bringing God to their side of the fight.

They plan to sue for religious freedom, hoping to use state or federal courts to restore their rights, which they say are being violated by conservative Christians who have imposed their theocracy on others as as the de facto national religion in the fight against the right to abortion.

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