Supreme Court opinion in Kentucky case is a victory for the rule of law

TITUSVILLE, FL — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court opinion in Cameron vs. EMW Women’s Surgical Center.

At issue in the case was whether the Kentucky attorney general has standing to defend a state law restricting abortion after another state official declined to do so. 

“This ruling is a victory for common sense and the rule of law,” Father Pavone said. “An elected official should have the right to defend the laws of his or her state, and eight Supreme Court justices have upheld that right.”  Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion; Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the sole dissenter. 

“The law in question is one that protects babies in the womb from the brutality of a dismemberment abortion, and it’s hard to imagine there were officials in Kentucky unwilling to defend it, but that’s where we find ourselves today. Thank God that the new attorney general, Daniel Cameron, is willing to stand up for these innocent children.”

Father Pavone noted that the Supreme Court’s opinion today does not clear the way for the law to be enacted, only for Cameron to continue to fight for it in court.

SOURCE Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests For Life