Supreme Court Strikes Down Our Law and Sides with Abortion Industry; We Will Continue the Fight

By Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director

The Supreme Court has made a tragic decision. Once again, it put abortion businesses and their profits over everything else.

In a 5-4 decision, Chief Justice Roberts joined Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, Breyer, and Ginsburg in striking down our common-sense 2014 law requiring abortion businesses to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

In 2014, we brought this law to Sen. Katrina Jackson because a loophole permitted abortion businesses to operate on a lower standard of care. We wanted to close that loophole.

Chief Justice Roberts protected that loophole by prioritizing the court’s flawed precedent. Even though he voted to uphold a similar Texas law in 2016, he reversed course, saying that the matter was already decided.

This was another example of five justices usurping the judicial process. Justice Alito said it best in his dissent: “…the abortion right recognized in this Court’s decisions is used like a bulldozer to flatten legal rules that stand in the way.”

In good news, in their first major decision on abortion-related matters, Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh sided with us. This is a positive development for the future.

We applaud Attorney General Jeff Landry and Solicitor General Liz Murrill for their steadfast defense of our law, and we congratulate our dear friend Sen. Jackson on her valiant fight to protect women.

The abortion industry will stop at nothing to protect abortion-on-demand. This is another reminder why we must pass our Love Life Amendment to the Louisiana Constitution on Nov. 3.

Even with this decision, we will keep fighting to defend unborn babies and protect the health and safety of women.