Who is Marc Hearron? Attorney for Abortion Providers, Has Deep Texas Ties

1 month ago 18

Politics|Marc Hearron, lawyer for termination providers, has heavy Texas ties.


Nov. 1, 2021, 10:25 a.m. ET

Nov. 1, 2021, 10:25 a.m. ET

People stitchery  successful  beforehand   of the Texas State Capitol successful  Austin to protestation  the state’s caller   termination  law. 
Credit...Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times

Abortion clinics and providers challenging the Texas anti-abortion instrumentality volition beryllium represented earlier the Supreme Court connected Monday by Marc Hearron, elder counsel for the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Mr. Hearron was antecedently elder counsel for Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, connected the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has ties to Texas, wherever helium went to instrumentality schoolhouse astatine Southern Methodist University successful Dallas and clerked for Judge Carolyn Dineen King connected the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Judge Sidney Fitzwater connected the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

He has besides been a spouse astatine the instrumentality steadfast Morrison & Foerster, wherever helium worked connected pro bono cases involving reproductive rights and L.G.B.T.Q. rights. The steadfast is 1 of the groups progressive successful the suit.

“This instrumentality has present been successful effect for 2 months, denying radical crossed Texas the close to workout a law close the Supreme Court has recognized for astir 50 years, and forcing them to question hundreds of miles retired of state, delaying their termination care, which is simply a time-sensitive aesculapian procedure,” Mr. Hearron said by telephone connected Sunday. He emphasized the effects of the instrumentality connected lower-income women and women of color.


Credit...Dayna Smith/Center for Reproductive Rights

Mr. Hearron added that helium did not expect the lawsuit helium is bringing to absorption connected the close to termination itself, but much connected procedural and jurisdictional questions.

A unsocial contented successful the Texas law, which efficaciously prohibits abortions aft astir six weeks of pregnancy, is its enforcement by the wide nationalist alternatively than authorities officials and instrumentality enforcement.

“It’s good past clip for this instrumentality to beryllium blocked,” Mr. Hearron said.

The Center for Reproductive Rights has offices astir the satellite and successful respective U.S. cities, and is moving with the A.C.L.U., Planned Parenthood, the Lawyering Project and Morrison & Foerster.

Read Entire Article