Thomas More Society Announces Release of First Book to Offer State-by-State Analysis of Abortion Law
CHICAGO, Sept. 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Thomas More Society, a national public interest law firm based in Chicago, has announced the release of a critical new book titled "Abortion Under State Constitutions," written by noted constitutional scholar and the Society's special counsel, Paul Benjamin Linton. This book dispels the notion that overturning Roe vs. Wade would make abortion illegal throughout the U.S. Instead, in a post- Roe America, the focus of legal and political debate would merely shift to new and relatively unfamiliar battlegrounds - the courts and legislatures of each of our fifty states - where legal skirmishes about state- based abortion rights already have been fought, or will break out sooner rather than later. Paul Linton's new book provides the first full-length analysis of the relevant constitutional issues in this newest phase of our ongoing, nationwide "abortion wars."
"We were pleased to provide major financial support for Paul Linton in his tireless effort to complete this significant and timely project," states Tom Brejcha, president & chief counsel of Chicago's Thomas More Society. "Paul's book is a road map for the pro-life movement in every state of the nation. We must prepare to stand up against an epidemic of state constitutional decisions, or mini-Roe's, that would threaten to wipe out even modest abortion restrictions and pave the way for new onslaughts of abortion-on- demand."