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Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita leads new multistate action defending unborn children 

by | May 10, 2022

Attorney General Rokita proclaims Texas Heartbeat Law is a model for other states 

Attorney General Todd Rokita is leading an 18-state coalition fighting the Biden administration’s latest efforts to derail a Texas law that prohibits abortion when doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat. 

“We will continue to protect the lives of the unborn and the health of women, especially against those who believe the individual states are incapable of passing our own laws to do so,” Attorney General Rokita said. 

Attorney General Rokita led an 18-state amicus brief filed Monday in the Fifth District U.S. Court of Appeals. 

“For months I have praised this law as a pro-life model for use in other states. I have led previous multistate actions supporting Texas paving the way so that other states—including Indiana—could adopt such a law,” said Attorney General Rokita. “Oklahoma, for example, recently enacted its own law modeled after the Texas Heartbeat Law.” 

Among other things, Attorney General Rokita’s brief argues that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland cannot sue a state anytime he deems a state law to be unconstitutional — especially when no state official plays a role in enforcing the law. 

Attorney General Rokita’s latest brief is attached. 

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