Johnson v. State of Wyoming II
Description: Abortion activists are challenging Wyoming’s pro-life law, Life is a Human Right Act, which seeks to protect unborn life and ensure maternal health and safety.
WY Right to Life, legislators committed to protecting unborn lives
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Tim Garrison regarding the Wyoming Supreme Court’s decision Friday to deny Right to Life of Wyoming, as well as Wyoming Reps. Rachel Rodriguez-Williams and Chip Neiman, the ability to intervene in defense of the state’s Life is a Human Right Act as the case Johnson v. State of Wyoming proceeds:
“Wyoming has a strong and compelling interest in protecting women and unborn children from the harms of abortion, and the state will continue its life-saving efforts. We’re proud to serve alongside Right to Life of Wyoming and Reps. Rachel Rodriguez-Williams and Chip Neiman, who remain dedicated to seizing every opportunity to protect vulnerable members of our society. Wyoming’s Life is a Human Right Act protects the lives of unborn children and the well-being of their mothers, and it upholds our most fundamental human right.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.
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Tim Garrison serves as senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom’s Center for Life. Previously, Garrison was a partner at Husch Blackwell LLP, representing clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Garrison was a federal prosecutor for 14 years and was U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri from 2018-2021. Garrison successfully litigated numerous federal jury trials to verdict and received the Missouri Bar Foundation’s Appellate Advocacy award for his effectiveness at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Garrison is also a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he has served on active duty or in the reserves since 2003. He deployed to Iraq as a war crimes prosecutor in 2007 and saw combat in Afghanistan as Chief of Operational Law for the I Marine Expeditionary Force in 2014. Garrison later served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is currently National Security Law Advisor at U.S. Northern Command. He is a distinguished graduate of both the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School and Command and Staff College. Garrison graduated from Drury University with a bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, in political science, and holds the master of public administration and juris doctor degrees from the University of Missouri. He is admitted to practice law in Missouri and in multiple federal courts.