Following the Alabama Supreme Court decision which this week threw IVF care into turmoil, new reporting this morning features far-right extremist group Alliance Defending Freedom calling the decision a “tremendous victory.” The decision is so radical and unprecedented that even right-wing conservatives in the House are rushing to distance themselves

Alliance Defending Freedom continues its anti-abortion crusade by celebrating this disastrous decision that even House MAGA leaders are scrambling to denounce. ADF continues to force its far-right, fringe agenda through the courts and onto everyday Americans. From abolishing access to critical abortion care to enabling anti-LGBTQ discrimination, Alliance Defending Freedom’s ultimate goal is to use litigation to strip Americans of their rights and undermine democracy.”

Accountable.US president Caroline Ciccone

Alliance Defending Freedom is behind nearly a dozen anti-abortion and anti-contraception lawsuits, including:

  • Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the closely-watched legal challenge to the popular abortion pill mifepristone.
  • Idaho v. United States, a case challenging the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) requiring emergency medical providers to give stabilizing medical treatment to patients that might result in the termination of their pregnancies.
  • Texas v. Xavier Becerra, a case challenging EMTALA on behalf of Texas, currently under consideration at the far-right 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. ADF represents the state, arguing that requiring emergency rooms to treat pregnancy emergencies will “turn ERs into abortion facilities.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is well-known for shepherding numerous extreme cases to the Supreme Court. ADF helped overturn Roe, and was behind the recent Supreme Court case 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, which undid decades of civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans. The group also used a massive influx in funding to bankroll extremist anti-democratic organizations, including the Child & Parental Rights Campaign, the Family Foundation of Virginia, and the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Beyond the courts, Alliance Defending Freedom is helping to spearhead Project 2025 as a member of its advisory board. Project 2025’s “180-Day Playbook” includes banning abortion and rolling back LGBTQ rights — both key priorities for the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Accountable.US launched its Monitoring Influence database to document and track the dark influence network made up of dangerous groups like Alliance Defending Freedom. Learn more at


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