Heartbeat’s legal team at Thomas More Society announced in a press release on Tuesday that it had demanded a California Superior Court to throw out Bonta’s lawsuit against Heartbeat and RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics in California.
Bonta first filed a complaint against the two prolife organizations in September 2023 in the Alameda County Superior Court of California.
Backed by “hundreds of pages of argument and evidence,” the non-profit legal organization said it was prepared to launch “the most comprehensive counterattack by the pro-life movement against recent legal maneuvers by state government officials” to prevent its advocacy efforts.
Thomas More Society Executive Vice President & Head of Litigation Peter Breen stated in the release:
California and its Attorney General Rob Bonta are illegally and unconstitutionally seeking to rip away ‘choice’ from women in dire need by attacking pregnancy help ministries like Heartbeat and RealOptions, to shut down their promotion of Abortion Pill Reversal.
Abortion Pill Reversal provides real hope for women who want to stop their abortions and continue their pregnancies. Today’s massive legal filings mark the most ambitious and broad-based counterattack by the pro-life movement against the efforts of state officials, like Rob Bonta, who intend to prevent women from accessing this potentially life-saving treatment option.
The chemical abortion pill regimen is carried out by ingesting two separate drugs. The first, mifepristone, terminates the life of a child by starving it of the critical female hormone progesterone that is produced by the mother. The second, misoprostol, induces the mother to give birth to her deceased infant.
As CatholicVote previously reported, mifepristone is not only fatal to the life of unborn children, but also poses serious risks for women’s health.
Heartbeat International and RealOptions provides access to a way out for mothers who experience regret after taking the mifepristone. APR works to combat the effects of mifepristone by revitalizing the mother’s supply of progesterone.