The Justice Foundation

The Justice Foundation (formerly the Texas Justice Foundation) is a conservative legal foundation focusing on property rights and reproductive issues. The Foundation frequently provides free legal counsel in the cases in which it gets involved, working on cases pertaining to the aforementioned issues as well as cases seeking to limit government, to protect parental rights, and to promote free markets. The group’s anti-abortion legal campaign is conducted as part of its “Operation Outcry” effort to end legal abortion in the United States through the legal system, sharing testimonies of women who have had abortions that they now regret, and via prayer. Operation Outcry has been endorsed by a variety of religious right organizations including the American Family Association, Focus on the Family, and Coral Ridge Ministries. The Foundation has served as co-counsel to Norma McCorvey, the Roe in Roe vs. Wade, in her efforts to overturn the case (source). The Foundation’s president, Allan Parker, has said that it is time for the conservative movement to “impeach justices” stating that “the standard should be any judge who believes in the ‘living constitution’ should be impeached” (source).

In 2000, the Foundation received $10,000 in funding from the Exxon-Mobil Foundation. It was founded by James R. Leininger, a religious conservative who has been a major back of the far right in Texas.