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11-4062 Planned Parenthood v DeWine- Amicus Brief of U S Members of Congress

11-4062 Planned Parenthood v DeWine- Amicus Brief of U S Members of Congress

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 Nos. 11-4062
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
 ______________________________________ PLANNED PARENTHOOD SOUTHWEST OHIO REGION,
et al 
.,
 Plaintiffs-Appellants
,v.MIKE DEWINE, Attorney General of Ohio,
et al 
.,
 Defendants-Appellees
. ______________________________________ On Appeal from the Southern District of Ohio, No. 04-00493 ______________________________________ 
BRIEF OF
 AMICI CURIAE 
SPEAKER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OFREPRESENTATIVES JOHN BOEHNER, U.S. SENATOR TOM COBURN,M.D., AND U.S. REPRESENTATIVES STEVE AUSTRIA, DANBENISHEK, M.D., DIANE BLACK, R.N., CHARLES BOUSTANY, M.D.,PAUL BROUN, M.D., BILL CASSIDY, M.D., STEVE CHABOT, JOHNFLEMING, M.D., BOB GIBBS, ANDY HARRIS, M.D., BILL JOHNSON,JIM JORDAN, ROBERT LATTA, JEAN SCHMIDT, STEVE STIVERS,AND PAT TIBERI, IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS-APPELLEESAND AFFIRMATION OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
 ______________________________________ Mailee R. SmithAmericans United for Life655 15th St NW, Suite 410Washington, DC 20005Telephone: 202-289-1478Mailee.Smith@AUL.org
Counsel for Amici Curiae
 
 
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Pursuant to 6th Cir. R. 26.1,
 Amici Curiae
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (OH), U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (OK), andU.S. Representatives Steve Austria (OH), Dan Benishek, M.D. (MI), Diane Black,R.N. (TN), Charles Boustany, M.D. (LA), Paul Broun, M.D. (GA), Bill Cassidy,M.D. (LA), Steve Chabot (OH), John Fleming, M.D. (LA), Bob Gibbs (OH), AndyHarris, M.D. (MD), Bill Johnson (OH), Jim Jordan (OH), Robert Latta (OH), JeanSchmidt (OH), Steve Stivers (OH), and Pat Tiberi (OH), make the followingdisclosures:1) Are said parties subsidiaries or affiliates of a publicly owned corporation? No2) Is there a publicly held corporation, not a party to the appeal, that has a financialinterest in the outcome? NoDated: January 10, 2012s/ Mailee R. SmithMailee R. Smith
Counsel for Amici Curiae
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................................... iTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ................................................................................... iiSTATEMENT OF INTEREST OF
 AMICI CURIAE 
............................................... 1ARGUMENT ............................................................................................................ 2I.
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT HAS GIVEN STATE ANDFEDERAL LEGISLATURES “WIDE DISCRETION TO PASSLEGISLATION IN AREAS WHERE THERE IS MEDICALAND SCIENTIFIC UNCERTAINTY”
............................................. 4II.
SECTION 2919.123 IS SUPPORTED BY MEDICAL DATA
....... 8A. RU-486 poses substantial risks for women................................ 8B. Off-label use of RU-486 is particularly dangerous ................... 12C. RU-486 offers no therapeutic benefits over other abortionalternatives ................................................................................ 15III.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD CANNOT MEET THE COURT-IMPOSED BURDEN OF PROVING THAT OFF-LABEL USEOF RU-486 IS NOT HARMFUL TO WOMEN’S HEALTH
....... 18CONCLUSION ....................................................................................................... 20

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