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Rose on SCOTUS case:  Don’t give abortionists a pass because they’d rather line their pockets than meet basic safety standards

ARLINGTON, VA (March 2, 2016) — Statement from Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, on the U.S. Supreme Court hearing of the Texas abortion facility regulations case today (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt):

“Because of Live Action’s nine years of undercover investigative work, we have a unique ‘inside’ perspective into our nation’s abortion facilities.  Our video footage shows workers repeatedly lying to women about how developed their babies are and whether they can feel pain during an abortion, as well as the potential complications of abortion and whether the facility had previously sent clients to the emergency room.

“Live Action’s investigations also found abortionists complicit in trying to cover up sex crimes against minors by offering to provide abortions and not alerting law enforcement, and admitting that they would break the law by refusing to perform life-saving procedures on babies born alive from botched abortions.

Live Action’s amicus brief to the Supreme Court details several incidents of ethical, health, and safety violations from our own investigations and from others we have compiled as a news service.  These repeated violations show that the abortion industry regularly puts its own interests above the safety of its clients and the law.

“Even the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade declared that abortion is subject to limitations and that states can create health and safety standards to protect mothers and preborn children.  Abortion facilities shouldn’t be given a pass just because they’d rather line their pockets than pay to update their facilities to meet the basic health and safety standards hospitals and health care clinics have to follow.”

Live Action’s amicus brief can be found here:  http://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/15-274-bsac-Live-Action.pdf

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