For Immediate Release: February 28, 2020
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next week on June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, which stems from a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges at facilities within 30 miles. The law has already been upheld against challenge by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, a PSE affiliate, filed an amicus brief late last year supporting the Louisiana law. Read it in full here.
“The Supreme Court opinion stemming from this case could have major effects on abortion in America for generations,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “As the judicial supremacists have slowly been replaced on the court, this is a real chance to shift our country back to respecting the right of all Americans to live.”
Andy Schlafly of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles observes: “Abortionists tell their victims to ‘call 911’ or ‘go to the nearest emergency room’ for complications, rather than the abortionist being accountable. I began working with Phyllis in 2007 to enact and defend laws prohibiting these abortions. The Supreme Court, with two new Trump-appointed Justices, should uphold the Louisiana law prohibiting abortion by anyone who lacks nearby hospital privileges. Kermit Gosnell could not have had his House of Horrors under this law.”
Ed Martin and Andy Schlafly are both available for interviews on this topic as this case unfolds over the coming days. This will undoubtedly be a landmark court decision.
Contact Ryan Hite at press[at]phyllisschlafly.com to book Mr. Martin or Mr. Schlafly for an interview on this high-profile topic.