/AG Lynn Fitch cites abortion case backlash as reason to seal files related to her father’s estate

AG Lynn Fitch cites abortion case backlash as reason to seal files related to her father’s estate

Fitch, a Republican first-term attorney general, and Lisa Fitch Wavro are challenging whether William O. Fitch (deceased September 20,21) was sound “mental capacity” at the time he ended a prenuptial arrangement he had with Aleita Fitch who is the stepmother of the sisters. The sisters claim they are the only beneficiaries of the estate because of William Fitch’s mental state in January 2021 when the prenuptial was dissolved. Fitch filed a motion at Marshall County Chancery Court asking for the judge to seal all financial-related information about the estate in order to protect it from media attention and media coverage that could hamper resolution of the estate. Fitch cites threats she received while arguing that Roe v. Wade should be overturned. Fitch’s filing states that the attorney general of Mississippi would face harassment, abuse, and threats to her safety if this information was made public. “General Fitch has been subject to threatening comments, actions in the past due to positions she has taken in her capacity as attorney general and in particular in response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health which she brought before US Supreme Court and where a draft of the court’s opinion was leaked.” Fitch’s filing states that the SCOTUS case seeks reverse Roe v. Wade’s 1973 decision which guaranteed women the right to abortion within certain limits. The case was heard in December 2021. Recently, a draft opinion that would allow enough votes to overturn the 1973 decision was leaked. READ MORE: Aleita Fitch and Attorney General Lynn Fitch have been locked in a long legal battle. The conservatorship of William Fitch was the subject of the original litigation. These court documents were also sealed. Aleita Fitch and her lawyers made allegations that Lynn Fitch had used her office’s power in the fight for conservatorship. According to published reports, Fitch was accused of using state “bodyguards,” which allowed her to steal money, guns and other papers without permission from Aleita Fitch. Aleita Fitch alleged that the attorney general moved William Fitch from an Oxford hospital without her permission. Lynn Fitch replied that Aleita Fitch had been verbally abusive to her father. William Fitch, a north Mississippi businessman, played a key role in financing Aleita Fitch’s first venture into politics. He also funded her successful campaign for the office as treasurer in 2011. READ MORE Lynn Fitch is determined to repeal Roe v. Wade. Are you up for more? To support this important work, you can make a regular donation to the Spring Member Drive today.