Court Strikes Down Texas Law
Future of LA Law in Limbo

Bad news today.

The Supreme Court released a terrible decision, striking down a Texas law similar to our 2014 law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

Even the late Justice Scalia sitting on the court would not have saved us. Justice Kennedy was the pivotal swing vote, and he went the other direction, providing abortion businesses a 5-3 victory.

Here's what the decision means:
  • For our nation: This is a clear reminder that the pro-abortion majority of the court will do what they can to protect abortion businesses. In his dissent, Justice Thomas quoted Justice Scalia in saying, "Today's decision exemplifies the Court's troubling tendency to bend the rules when any effort to limit abortion, or even to speak in opposition to abortion, is at issue."  
    As we look to the future, you can bet your bottom dollar that any justice Hillary Clinton will appoint if she becomes president will follow suit. She made that clear today!
  • For Louisiana: While the exact legal ramifications on Louisiana's Act 620 are unclear at this time, today's decision does not bode well for its future. However, the Supreme Court relied heavily on Texas' specific factual findings regarding the number of clinics affected by the admitting privileges law. The 5th Circuit will be called upon to examine facts specific to Louisiana and sort it out. The Louisiana defense of its admitting privileges law will continue.
We at Louisiana Right to Life will never stop protecting women and defending life. Even in the face of this disastrous decision, we will continue to work with the Legislature and Gov. Edwards to enact common-sense policies that will protect both women and their unborn children from the unscrupulous and profit-driven abortion industry.

Now and forever, we will protect them both.

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,

Benjamin Clapper
Executive Director 
Louisiana Right to Life   
Louisiana Right to Life    1.866.463.5433    @LARightToLife