New Orleans Protect Women Protect Life Press Conference
Date / Time: Wednesday, March 4th at 11 AM
Location: Hale Boggs Federal Building and Courthouse, 500 Poydras St. New Orleans Update: In the event of inclement weather, the press conference will take at the Louisiana Right to Life office, 200 Robert E.Lee, New Orleans
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Join us for the Protect Women, Protect Life Press Conference in front of the Hale Boggs Federal Building and Courthouse (500 Poydras Street, New Orleans) on Wednesday, March 4th at 11 AM to stand together and ask the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Louisiana’s law (Act 620) requiring physicians performing abortions to have “admitting privileges” at a local hospital. Watch our short video about the case.
These hospital privileges are common-sense safety protections to ensure that when an emergency happens at an outpatient facility, the physician can handle the complication without any delay by having the patient admitted to a local hospital and following up her care there. No matter how frequently complications occur, these protections are standard.
In 2014, then State Representative (now State Senator) Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe) filed the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act to close this loophole and put abortion facilities on the same safety standards as all other outpatient surgical facilities. But the abortion industry, more interested in profits than their patients, filed suit to stop the law in court.
The Louisiana abortion industry has a long record of shoddy practices that jeopardize the health and safety of Louisiana women. The track record of these dangerous for-profit businesses makes it clear that they should not be able to represent women.
Together, we stand with the real Louisiana women asking for the protections that ACT 620 provides. We ask the Supreme Court to close the loopholes that enable abortion facilities to operate at a lower standard than the rest of the medical field. While we stand united in our desire to protect the unborn child who is violently killed by abortion, we must stand for the women who deserve better than the sub-standard abortion industry.
Join us as we come together and ask the court to Protect Women, Protect Life!
Location: Hale Boggs Federal Building and Courthouse
Address: 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans
Speakers: Senator Beth Mizell, Angie Thomas J.D., Associate Director of Louisiana Right to Life, Bobbie Jones, Regional Coordinator of Silent No More Awareness and Laura Hubert of Concerned Women of America.
Questions? Contact Sarah Zagorski at sar[email protected] or 504-835-6520.