BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law
The Supreme Court strikes down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with his more liberal colleagues in the 5-4 decision.
Louisiana's pending law required doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. This high court ruling says this law in our state violates a woman's right to abortion which was established in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
Louisianians and Americans understand that every life is valuable, whether it’s 82 years old or 82 seconds old. It’s disappointing to see the Supreme Court add to the misguided legacy of Roe v. Wade by striking down a Louisiana law that fundamentally protects women. States should be able to put basic health and safety laws in place to safeguard people from the deficient care that abortion clinics too often offer them. We can’t deny our responsibility to protect all lives, no matter how loudly the abortion industry insists that baseline standards of medical care don’t apply to them. I have always been proud of Louisianians’ steadfast commitment to protecting life. Unborn babies are the most innocent and defenseless people in our communities, and I’ll keep fighting for the life and health of every person, including vulnerable women and children.