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ERLC President Russell Moore Responds to Supreme Court Decision to Hear Challenge to Texas Abortion

November 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C, Nov. 13, 2015Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Conventions Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, responded to todays U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear a challenge to a Texas law which regulates safety standards in abortion clinics.

We shouldnt be surprised that the abortion rights lobby fights legislation that creates accountability for surgeons and clinics, said Moore. The abortion industry has always operated at the expense of women and families. My prayer is that the Supreme Court will act in defense of the lives of women and the unborn in empowering states to cut through the political armor of the abortion industry and keep it accountable to the public.

The case, Whole Womans Health v. Cole, No. 15-274, would be the first major abortion case heard by the Supreme Court since 2007.

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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