For Immediate Release
March 3rd, 2020
Alison Howard Centofante
Director of External Affairs, Live Action
Live Action Statement on Supreme Court Case June Medical Services v. Russo
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, The Supreme Court will hear arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo.
The Louisiana legislation at the heart of this Supreme Court case, Act 620, requires abortionists to obtain local hospital admitting privileges so that when – not if – women experience medical emergencies while undergoing abortions, they are ensured the same protection as the patients of any legitimate physician who are transferred to a hospital. The track record of Louisiana abortionists underscores the need for Act 620. Louisiana abortion facilities and abortionists have a predictable record of failure in medicine, including botched abortions, allowing eye doctors and radiologists to perform abortions, failure to report harm to women who have had abortions, the intentional destruction of medical records, and failure to satisfy basic sanitary requirements.
It is also important to note that the abortion industry plaintiffs in June Medical Services have not identified a single person harmed by Act 620, let alone a close relationship between themselves and their hypothetical clients seeking abortions. The only “harm” done by Act 620 is to the financial interests of the abortion industry. If the Court rules in favor of the State of Louisiana on the issue of standing, that will mean abortion industry plaintiffs must meet the burden of legal standing before using the courts to block similar pro-life legislation.
Statement from Live Action President and Founder, Lila Rose:
“June Medical Services v. Russo underscores the abortion industry’s rampant disregard for the lives of women and children. In violently killing preborn children and harming the bodies of women, the abortion industry and its allies perpetuate a cycle of abuse that state governments fail to acknowledge, penalize, or curb. Unsurprisingly, abortionists routinely thwart standards designed to mitigate the harm done to women during abortions.
“Hospital admitting privileges are a standard of medical care in Louisiana, and even surgeons performing wisdom tooth removal are required to have them. The abortion industry’s recalcitrance toward being held to the same standard as legitimate healthcare providers emphasizes the truth: abortion is not healthcare. The brutal destruction of an innocent human life will never be healthcare.
“We in the pro-life movement are never surprised when we learn that those who violently destroy the bodies of children for profit are willing to harm women as collateral damage in that pursuit. We are fighting for the dignity of every human being, including children killed in abortion and the women who undergo these abortions.”
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