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Aderholt Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Louisiana Abortion Law

June 29, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. —Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, (AL-04) released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services V. Russo.


“To say this decision by the Supreme Court is extremely disappointing is an understatement.  The Court’s ruling sides in favor of abortion providers rather than the health of the women they claim to care for.  The law was reasonable and was passed in Louisiana with both Democrat and Republican support.


“The idea that a doctor who performs abortions should have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is not unreasonable.  In fact, I believe it is irresponsible for them not to have such privileges.  A state should be allowed to provide these basic protections for the women at these clinics, just like they are required at other outpatient surgical centers.  Why would the Court leave these women vulnerable to dangerous complications when the state legislature had sought these protections?


“This decision by the Court is a setback, but it’s also a rallying cry for those who, like me, believe in the sanctity of life and protecting the unborn, as well as the women involved. It also shines an even brighter light on why elections are so important, especially the upcoming Presidential election.”