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Group of Red States Unleash Lawsuit Against Feds Over New Woke Abortion Rules

A coalition of Republican attorney generals are now reportedly filing a lawsuit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) about recently implemented regulations that compel companies to provide specific accommodations for their employees seeking to undergo abortions.

The lawsuit, spearheaded by Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin and Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti, contends that the EEOC is contravening many statutes by attempting to link the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to abortion.

The states contend that the regulation will compel them to commit resources towards facilitating elective abortions, regardless of the fact that such procedures are prohibited inside their respective jurisdictions.

This implies that employers are required to provide accommodations for women to undergo abortions, such as granting leave for the purpose of getting an abortion or for recovery immediately following an abortion.

The Republican officials contend that the rule contravenes the stipulations delineated in the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, encroaches upon state sovereignty, and transgresses the First Amendment.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, enacted by President Joe Biden in December 2022, mandates that companies must provide “reasonable accommodations” to pregnant women.

The EEOC received 54,000 comments advocating against the inclusion of abortion in the standards, and 40,000 comments expressing opposition.

The Republican attorneys general have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, seeking to have the rule invalidated and deemed unlawful.

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