A pro-life attorney who has worked with pro-life pregnancy centers and advocated for a 16-year-old girl who was being pressured into an abortion is the newest member of the Florida Supreme Court.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis chose Jamie R. Grosshans, a pro-life attorney from the Orlando area, to fill the vacancy Monday, according to the Friendly Atheist blog.
Grosshans has a strong conservative record and has worked with the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Central Florida Christian Legal Society, the Miami Herald reports.
In addition to doing pro bono work for pro-life pregnancy resource centers, she and her husband also have been advocates for young girls who are being pressured into aborting their unborn babies.
As the Herald reports:
According to a since-deleted, but cached page from the Alliance Defending Freedom’s website, one of the ADF’s cited success stories from April 2011 states that: “John Stemberger (Law Offices of John Stemberger, PA), Jamie R. Grosshans (The Grosshans Group, P.L.) and Joshua D. Grosshans (Mateer Harbert). John provided Jamie and Josh the support they needed to, in turn, assist Operation Outcry in Orlando, FL in helping a 16-year-old girl whose parents were trying to force her into having an abortion.”
Grosshans, in a 2016 article at Christian Lawyer, described her work as part of the mission field.
“As attorneys, it’s easy to feel like we are not on the mission field in the traditional sense,” Grosshans wrote in the magazine. “But we have a unique calling. The mission field comes to us. The mission field hires us. As the Apostle Paul encourages, ‘We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.’ ”
Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida quickly criticized her appointment, as did Equality Florida because she may be a voice for the rights of unborn babies on the Florida Supreme Court.