Led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, Attorneys General in 17 states defended an Indiana law Thursday thatrequires abortion facilities to offer women the chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn baby prior to their abortion.
The state leaders submitted their brief this week to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Huntingdon News reports. Planned Parenthood challenged the law in 2016, and a 7th-Circuit panel sided with the abortion chain in July.
Additionally, Landry has joined 15 other Republican attorneys general and governors asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject workplace protections that would prevent transgender people from being fired for their gender identity.
Landry signed onto a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that determined a Michigan woman was unlawfully fired from the funeral home where she worked for being transgender. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on sex protected her and that her employer's religious beliefs cannot be used to justify her firing.