Press Release  Sanctity of Life

ERLC files amicus brief in support of protecting pregnant women from discrimination in court case

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WASHINGTON D.C., Dec. 2, 2014The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention filed an “amicus brief”:http://clsnet.org/document.doc?id=804 petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to protect pregnant women from workplace discrimination in the case, Young v. UPS, set for oral arguments by the Supreme Court Dec. 3.

The brief, filed Sept. 11, called for the justices to uphold employment safeguards in the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).

ERLC President Russell Moore, commented on the brief:

Being pro-life means standing both with unborn children and with their mothers. We must speak for the rights of children and unborn children, but we must also stand for the protections of mothers also. Pregnant women should not have to decide between loving their babies, caring for their health and making a living.

The ERLC joined other pro-life organizations in filing the brief such as the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Bethany Christian Services, Christian Legal Society, Concerned Women for America, Democrats for Life of America, March for Life Education and Defense Fund and Susan B. Anthony List.

The Southern Baptist Convention is Americas largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBCs ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.

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