Law School Presents National Debate Issue

November 17, 2008

Liberty University School of Law is honored to announce a special presentation to be given by Justice Foundation lawyers regarding national debate of two major cases in United States history.

On Wednesday, November 19, Justice Foundation President Allan Parker and General Counsel Clayton Trotter will present a one-hour class and discussion about the history of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the two companion cases where the Supreme Court Justices voted in favor of a so-called “right” to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. In 1973, Roe v. Wade, and its lesser-known companion case Doe v. Bolton, became the most controversial and politically significant cases in U.S. Supreme Court history because they deal with the right to life and threaten the rule of law.

The Justice Foundation, founded in 1993, has been defending the right to life and raising awareness as to how abortion also hurts women. The Justice Foundation amicus brief was cited by the United States Supreme Court in the 2007 decision which upheld the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. The Court recognized the affidavit evidence cited in the amicus brief which suggests that abortion harms women physically and psychologically.

All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this special presentation in the law school’s Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday, November 19, at 2:15 PM.