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National Right to Life Praises Trump Administration for Amicus Brief in Support of Louisiana’s “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act”

Jan 6, 2020 | 2020 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) praised the Trump Administration for filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Louisiana’s Act 620, known as the “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act.” The act, which passed by overwhelming margins in 2014, requires abortionists to have admitting privileges with a local hospital.

The U.S. Supreme Court case is June Medical Services, LLC, et al. v Rebekah Gee, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

“We thank President Trump and members of his administration for supporting this reasonable law that protects women from sub-standard care,” stated Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life said, “Women who may suffer complications from an abortion such as hemorrhaging or a punctured uterus, should not have to wait for immediate emergency care.”

In the brief, the administration noted, “The critical inquiry in this case is thus whether plaintiffs have shown that Act 620 will create a substantial obstacle to obtaining an abortion for all or most Louisiana women. After a careful review of the record, the court of appeals correctly held that plaintiffs have not carried that heavy burden.”

In addition to the amicus brief filed by the Trump Administration, 207 members of Congress filed a brief in support of Louisiana’s law.

“Louisiana’s law is designed to protect women by ensuring that abortionists are held to the same standards as other doctors in the state,” Tobias added. “President Trump and 207 members of Congress recognize that women deserve better care.”

National Right to Life and Louisiana Right to Life also filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Louisiana’s “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act.”

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.