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Update on New York Attorney General’s attacks on Heartbeat international

by | Jul 2, 2024

By Jor-El Godsey, President, Heartbeat International

Our legal battle with New York’s pro-abortion Attorney General, Letitia James, is intensifying.

Here’s the situation…

In late April, AG Letitia James (who recently was prosecuting President Donald Trump) launched an aggressive campaign against pro-life pregnancy centers, including Heartbeat International. She threatened us with lawsuits designed to bankrupt our ministry and shut down our life-saving work.

In response, the Thomas More Society preemptively sued Letitia James in Rochester, where three of the eleven pregnancy centers are, to protect our pregnancy centers and the essential services they provide. James retaliated by filing her own lawsuit in Manhattan – where none of the pregnancy centers are – aiming to burden all, including Heartbeat International, with a more expensive, baseless legal battle.

We secured a crucial victory with a court order keeping our case in Rochester. However, AG James is now appealing this decision, determined to drag us into Manhattan’s legal arena convenient to her.

She knows her lawsuit lacks merit and that her accusations against pregnancy centers won’t hold up under scrutiny. But she didn’t anticipate the strong resistance from our legal team and supporters like you.

We need your help to continue this fight. Your support funds our legal defense, ensuring we can keep providing free, compassionate support to women and their children.

Heartbeat exists to serve women in need, offering life-affirming alternatives and critical support. Instead of supporting these essential services, Letitia James is attempting to censor information about Abortion Pill Reversal, a clear violation of the First Amendment.

If she succeeds, thousands of women seeking to reverse their chemical abortions will be denied this life-saving option.

AG James’ unconstitutional attack on Heartbeat International and other pregnancy centers is an assault on our First Amendment rights and the truth about Abortion Pill Reversal. We won’t let her illegal bullying tactics prevail.

Please continue to pray for our pregnancy centers, the women and children they serve, and our dedicated legal team as we face this ongoing battle.

Thank you for your unwavering support.