FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, December 30, 2019
Contact: Gene Mills
LFF FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN 2020 SCOTUS CASE, ISSUES STATEMENT ON EFFORTS
Baton Rouge, La. — The Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) has filed an amicus curiae brief in the pending U.S. Supreme Court Case, June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, involving Louisiana’s statute requiring that doctors who perform abortions have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of the clinic. The brief was co-authored by the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute and other Family Policy affiliates around the nation.
That law was passed by the legislature in 2014 before a temporary injunction was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a narrow 5-4 decision.
“We’re very optimistic that the U.S. Supreme Court will ultimately rule in favor of Louisiana’s law protecting women’s health,” said Gene Mills, President of the Louisiana Family Forum. “The voice of the people was clear and unequivocal when they spoke through their elected officials. Louisiana is a state where Democrats and Republicans alike place an extremely high value on human life, as well as ensuring that women have the highest standard of care in emergency medical situations.”
“Louisiana’s law simply attempts to ensure that women are not placed in a compromising situation when it comes to accessing emergency medical care,” said Mills. “Abortion politics should never take precedence over a woman’s health.”
Oral arguments in this case are expected in March 2020. You can read the brief in its entirety at this link.
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