Thomas More Society is representing Heartbeat International, CompassCare, and a collective of a dozen pregnancy help organizations in a lawsuit to block imminent, ruinous legal action threatened by New York Attorney General Letitia James, against pro-life ministries that offer and/or promote Abortion Pill Reversal (APR).

On April 30, Thomas More Society attorneys filed a verified complaint in the Supreme Court of New York against James, outlining how her threatened prosecution and intimidation of pregnancy help organizations violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution, the New York Constitution, and state civil rights law.

Attorney General James’ latest attack campaign against New York’s pro-life ministries began April 22, when James’ office sent “Notice of Intention to Sue” threat letters to at least a dozen pregnancy help organizations that offer or share information about the APR protocol. James’ threat letter falsely accuses the targeted pregnancy help organizations of “repeated and persistent misleading statements and omissions.” In their filing, Thomas More Society clearly lays out why the organizations’ communications about APR are truthful and, even more, fully protected under the First Amendment. The threat letters gave these pro-life ministries only five business days to explain why James should not sue them for false advertising—their lawsuit is the response to those notices.

Thomas More Society attorneys are requesting court intervention against the Attorney General’s threatened legal action, to safeguard the constitutional rights of Heartbeat International and the collective of pregnancy help organizations—many of which are part of Heartbeat International’s Abortion Pill Rescue® Network, or otherwise provide information about APR. At its core, James’ threatened litigation seeks to illegally silence HeartbeatInternational and its network member organizations from sharing their science-based, life-affirming message about the benefits, success, effectiveness, and safety of APR.

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