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11-4062 Planned Parenthood v DeWine- Motion to File Amicus Brief by U S Members of Congress

11-4062 Planned Parenthood v DeWine- Motion to File Amicus Brief by 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 ______________________________________ 
MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE
 AMICUS CURIAE 
BRIEF OFSPEAKER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JOHNBOEHNER, U.S. SENATOR TOM COBURN, M.D., AND U.S.REPRESENTATIVES STEVE AUSTRIA, DAN BENISHEK, M.D., DIANEBLACK, R.N., CHARLES BOUSTANY, M.D., PAUL BROUN, M.D., BILLCASSIDY, M.D., STEVE CHABOT, JOHN FLEMING, 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-APPELLEES ANDAFFIRMATION 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
 
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In accordance with Fed. R. App. P. 29,
 Amici Curiae
applicants, by andthrough their Counsel, hereby request leave to file an
 Amicus Curiae
Brief inSupport of Defendants-Appellees and affirmation of the Southern District of Ohio.
Interest of 
 Amici Curiae
 
The constitutionality of Ohio’s regulation requiring use of the Food andDrug Administration’s (FDA) protocol for the administration of RU-486 (alsoreferred to as mifepristone or Mifeprex) has been called into question in this case.
 Amici Curiae
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (OH),U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (OK), and U.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), JohnFleming, M.D. (LA), Bob Gibbs (OH), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD), Bill Johnson(OH), Jim Jordan (OH), Robert Latta (OH), Jean Schmidt (OH), Steve Stivers(OH), and Pat Tiberi (OH) are Members of the United States Congress whosupport adherence to the FDA protocol, at a minimum, for the administration of RU-486. Several are also from Ohio.
 Amici
have a strong interest in the proper interpretation and administration of a federal guideline, especially when, as here,that guideline protects women from medical risks.In addition, Senator Tom Coburn, M.D., and Representatives Dan Benishek,M.D., Diane Black, R.N., Charles Boustany, M.D., Paul Broun, M.D., Bill
 
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Cassidy, M.D., John Fleming, M.D., and Andy Harris, M.D., are healthcare providers who have a particular interest in ensuring that women receive the safestcare possible. As healthcare providers,
 Amici
affirm the State’s decision to requirethat RU-486 be administered in the safest way possible and in a manner supported by concrete medical data.
Previous Participation of 
 Amici Curiae
 
On two other occasions in this matter, Counsel for 
 Amici
has representedMembers of the U.S. House and Senate in supporting the constitutionality of O
HIO
EV
.
 
C
ODE
§ 2919.123—once before this Court in 2007, and once before the OhioSupreme Court in 2008.
 Amici
simply seek to appear in this case as they havedone in the past.
Consent and No Objection from Defendants
Counsel for the State of Ohio has granted consent to file the brief. Counselfor Defendant Joseph Deters, as representative of the class of all prosecutingattorneys, stated that he will not raise any objection to this request to file an amicus brief.
Previous Consent by Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood granted consent for 
 Amici
to file a brief before thisCourt in 2007. When Counsel for 
 Amici
sought consent to file before this Courtonce again, counsel for Planned Parenthood requested that Counsel for 
 Amici
 

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