For Immediate Release: January 2, 2020
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
GOP Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) & Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) lead the effort among Members of the House.
Washington, D.C.: Republican members of both houses of Congress have filed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court supporting the Louisiana pro-life law at issue in June Medical v. Gee. Phyllis Schlafly Eagles released the following statement of support:
“The radical left wants us to believe they want only ‘safe’ and ‘rare’ abortion, but nothing could be further from the truth,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “At every turn, they oppose state laws, like this admitting privileges law in Louisiana, that would protect the health and life of the patients. Requiring hospital admitting privileges within a specified radius of the abortion facility isn’t groundbreaking and certainly isn’t an extraordinary burden on patients.”
Martin concluded: “We are so thankful for House GOP Whip Steve Scalise and Senators Kennedy and Blackburn for spearheading Congressional support of this issue as it lands in front of the Supreme Court. This Louisiana law is solid legislation and lawsuits against it lack validity and standing by the plaintiffs. We look forward to the Supreme Court seeing through this attack on patient protection. We hope they will take the advice of this amicus brief and uphold the Louisiana’s law-making.”