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Amicus Brief for NAACP v. Horne

Teresa Collett, UFL President and Professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis, was the primary author of an amicus curiae brief in the Arizona case of NAACP et. al. v. Tom Horne, et al.. The brief defends a challenged Arizona law that prohibits abortions for the purpose of sex selection.

Among the amici listed in the “Statement of Interest” is UFL. Here is the description of UFL from the brief:

University Faculty for Life (“UFL”) is an interdisciplinary association of North American scholars dedicated to promoting research, dialogue and publication by faculty who respect the value of human life. Its membership includes experts in medicine, sociology, law, psychology, and religion. UFL members believe abortion takes the lives of innocent human beings, harms women, and impedes creation of a just society in which women and men are recognized as equal.

I especially like the last sentence, which gives the justification for our broad, interdisciplinary focus.



Robert Gotcher is a dogmatic and moral theologian and long-time member of UFL who received his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin.