Abortion Rights at the Supreme Court
The future of abortion access is once again in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Justices have agreed to hear our case challenging Louisiana’s clinic shutdown law, a measure requiring doctors to have medically unnecessary, often impossible-to-obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. If this law goes into effect, it would leave only one doctor to provide abortions for nearly one million women, and would disproportionately harm low-income people and people of color. It’s yet another dishonest attack on the constitutional right to abortion access. This type of law is opposed by major medical groups like the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. It’s also identical to a restriction the Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional in 2016.
If the Court ignores its own precedent and upholds the Louisiana law, anti-abortion lawmakers nationwide will be further emboldened to erode our fundamental rights. We cannot allow states to compromise our judicial system by enforcing laws that ignore precedent, defy the Constitution and undermine the rule of law.
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