The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom General Counsel Kristen Waggoner regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s narrow decision Monday in June Medical Services v. Russo to strike down Louisiana’s law requiring abortionists, just like doctors at ambulatory surgical centers, to hold admitting privileges at nearby hospitals:
“Women can speak for themselves—they don’t need abortion businesses to speak for them. Women seeking abortions have the same right to competent and quality care as patients involved in other surgical procedures. Louisiana’s admitting privileges law protected that right. Louisiana abortion providers went to extraordinary lengths to erase a law that state legislators enacted overwhelmingly, in bi-partisan fashion, to promote the wellbeing of women. Our work to prioritize women’s health and safety over abortion business interests will continue at the federal, state, and local levels.”
ADF attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the high court on behalf of 80 current, former, and incoming Louisiana state legislators who voted for or support the admitting privileges requirement.
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