January 6, 2020

207 Congress Members File Amicus Brief to Supreme Court in Support of Louisiana Abortion Regulation

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.)
A total of 207 congress members have voiced their support of a Louisiana abortion regulation together in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court will decide the fate of a Louisiana law which requires abortionists to maintain admitting privileges at a hospital in order to practice surgical abortions. This would treat abortion clinics like any other facility that offers surgical procedures in Louisiana.

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Senator John Kennedy (R-La.), Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Congressman Mike Johnson (R-La.) led the group by addressing the press.

“I’m proud to lead the fight in Congress defending Louisiana’s pro-life law that will soon come before the U.S. Supreme Court. Innocent life must be protected at every stage, and I urge the Supreme Court to uphold this law which ensures the health and safety regulations meant to protect Louisianans from the very abortionists who don’t want high standards,” said Whip Scalise.

“When our Supreme Court justices take up this Louisiana case, they will be deciding whether abortion clinics should be required to maintain the same standards as any other outpatient surgical clinic,” said Senator Kennedy. “The health and lives of these women are at stake. We aren’t asking abortion clinics to close down; we’re demanding they protect their patients by securing admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. It’s a common-sense law, and we need to uphold this law which helps protect the lives of women and their unborn children.”

The abortion industry, headed by June Medical Services, has fought this legislation all the way to the Supreme Court. The state of Louisiana retaliated by challenging the ability of abortionists to challenge legislation designed to protect their patients.

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