In April, the 7th Circuit ruled to overturn Indiana’s law banning abortions obtained on the basis of sex, race or disability. The law prohibits abortions where the mother articulates the prohibited motives.

In December, the National Association of Evangelicals joined an amicus brief in Commissioner of Indiana Department of Health v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Concerned Women for America, National Legal Foundation and Pacific Justice Institute on a cert petition to the U.S. Supreme Court appealing the 7th Circuit ruling. 

The brief points out that abortions performed on the basis of race, sex or disability discrimination violate the 14th Amendment, the provision on which the court has based the right to abortion. It also cites evidence that these discriminatory practices exist in America, exacerbate inequality and harm society as well as end unborn human life. The case also presents an opportunity for the court to reconsider or modify the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.