Center for Reproductive Law and Policy v. Bush

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Center for Reproductive Law and Policy v. Bush  (2002) 
by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Syllabus
304 F.3d 183 (2d Cir. 2002), was a case in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the Bush Administration's re-imposition of the Mexico City Policy, which states that "the United States will no longer contribute to separate nongovernmental organizations which perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations." The decision was written by Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who wrote that the policy did not constitute a violation of equal protection, as "the government is free to favor the anti-abortion position over the pro-choice position, and can do so with public funds".
    

304 F.3d 183

THE CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE LAW AND POLICY, JANET BENSHOOF, ANIKA RAHMAN, KATHERINE HALL MARTINEZ, JULIA ERNST, LAURA KATZIVE, MELISSA UPRETI, CHRISTINA ZAMPAS, Plaintiffs-Appellants

v.

GEORGE W. BUSH, in his official capacity as President of the United States, COLIN POWELL, in his official capacity as Secretary of State, ANDREW NATSIOS, in his official capacity as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, Defendants-Appellees

No. 01-6168

United States Court of Appeals,
Second Circuit.


March 13, 2002, Argued

September 13, 2002, Decided


SIMON HELLER, The Center for Reproductive Law & Policy, New York, NY (Janet Benshoof, on the brief), for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

GREGORY G. KATSAS, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Washington, D.C. (Robert D. McCallum, Jr., Assistant Attorney General; Robert M. Loeb and Sharon Swingle, Attorneys, Department of Justice Civil Division; James B. Comey, United States Attorney; Gideon A. Schor, Chief Appellate Attorney, on the brief), for Defendants-Appellees.

Before: McLAUGHLIN, LEVAL, and SOTOMAYOR, Circuit Judges.