Louisiana abortion case could give SCOTUS means to overturn 2016 Hellerstedt decision

Priests for Life

October 04, 2019


Contact:  Leslie Palma

TITUSVILLE, FL – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today commented on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear an abortion case from Louisiana that deals with hospital admitting privileges for abortionists.

“This cause could provide the Court the opportunity to overturn its Hellerstedt decision from 2016,” Father Pavone said. “Such corrective action is very much needed because we cannot permit laws reasonably related to protecting the health of women be automatically struck down simply because certain abortion facilities would close.

“In any case, we know that the abortion industry is the most unregulated surgical industry in the nation and that its practitioners are the losers and washouts of the medical profession. Women need protection from abortionists and their shoddy practices.

“Reports like “Unsafe,” published by Americans United for Life, demonstrate the urgent need for laws such as the state of Louisiana passed, requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.”

Priests for Life is the world’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated exclusively to ending abortion. For more information, visit www.EndAbortion.US.

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