|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2019
|CONTACT: Mallory Quigley
Pro-life Advocates Encouraged as the Court Prepares to Hear Louisiana Admitting Privileges Case
Washington, D.C. – In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this morning allowing Kentucky’s pro-life ultrasound law to stand, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) issued the following statement:
“We are encouraged by today’s Supreme Court decision that lets Kentucky’s pro-life ultrasound law stand,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Modern ultrasound technology opens an unprecedented window into the womb, providing undisputable evidence of the humanity of the unborn child. The abortion industry has proven incapable of policing itself and will stop at nothing to keep vulnerable women in the dark for the sake of profit, which is why state laws protecting women’s right to informed consent are so important. We hope the Court will render another just decision in the case of Louisiana’s law requiring reasonable standards to protect women’s health and safety.”
Earlier this year the Supreme Court announced it would hear a challenge to Louisiana’s pro-life law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. The Unsafe Abortion Protection Act was introduced in 2014 by Democratic State Representative Katrina Jackson and passed by overwhelming bipartisan majorities (88-5 in the House and 34-3 in the Senate). The case is June Medical Services L.L.C. v. Gee, No. 18-1323.
SBA List is a network of more than 837,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.