FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2020
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Phyllis Schlafly was right: Pro-abortion lobby cares about bottom line, not women’s health and safety.
Washington, D.C.: The Supreme Court chose to rule against the state of Louisiana this week in their opinion on June Medical Services v. Russo. In a 5-4 decision with Chief Justice Roberts siding with the liberal members of the court, SCOTUS struck down a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of the abortion facility.
“This is a sad and disturbing blow to the effort to protect women and children in America,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “This ruling from the High Court is a slap in the face to the sovereignty of our states and a reminder that Chief Justice John Roberts, an appointment of President George W. Bush, is no friend to the Constitutional view of the judiciary.
“Likewise, the radical left proved yet again that they care nothing for the health and safety of patients, but only for the advancing of their radical agenda. Phyllis was an early supporter of commonsense laws like the 30-mile rule. Some of her notable writing addressed a similar Texas case: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.”
Schlafly wrote: “‘Safe and legal’ was the catchphrase used by the feminists to pretend that legalizing abortion was necessary for the health and safety of women. But this week’s case before the Supreme Court proves that the abortion industry is more interested in its bottom line than the safety of women. … For years the abortion industry has avoided paying the full costs of its business, instead sending its victims to emergency rooms where the on-call physician has no direct knowledge of what went wrong during the abortion. … But there is no constitutional right for the abortion industry to cut corners by insisting on operating on women in a less safe environment than what is customarily used for most other procedures.”
Read the full March 2, 2016 Phyllis Schlafly column — “End Favoritism for the Abortion Industry.”
Also see her column from April 2, 2014, referencing the 30-mile laws.
Visit PhyllisSchlafly.com to read more from the extensive archives of Phyllis Schlafly’s work.