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MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in June Medical, L.L.C. v. Russo

Mar 4, 2020 | 2020 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

National Right to Life and Louisiana Right to Life Spokespersons Available for Comment

WASHINGTON—National Right to Life (NRLC) and its Louisiana affiliate, Louisiana Right to Life (LARTL), will have representatives outside the Court available for comment leading up to and following today’s oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court case June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo. The Court will hear arguments on Louisiana’s 2014 “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act” which requires that abortionists have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion clinic. Louisiana already requires doctors who perform surgery at outpatient surgical centers to have hospital privileges. Act 620 extends that requirement to include abortionists.

Together with State Rep. Katrina Jackson, Louisiana Right to Life passed the 2014 “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act” with a bi-partisan majority in the legislature to protect the health of Louisiana women.

The National Right to Life Committee and Louisiana Right to Life filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Louisiana’s Act 620 “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act”

The U.S. Supreme Court will also be looking at third-party standing: whether abortionists can sue on behalf of patients who have not actually come forward to challenge a law.

Spokespersons available include:

Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life

Jennifer Popik, J.D., legislative director for National Right to Life

Angie Thomas, J.D., associate director of Louisiana Right to Life

Alexandra Seghers, director of education for Louisiana Right to Life

The amicus brief can be found here.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.