Congressional Republicans think that the balance of the Supreme Court has tipped
A group of more than 200 members of Congress, including 39 Republican Senators, and a 166 House Republicans, have signed an Amicus Brief arguing that Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood “should be reconsidered and, if appropriate, overruled.”
The brief comes in support of a Louisiana law that would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments challenging the law this March as critics have argued that it poses an “undue burden” on access to abortion.
Much of the brief documents the egregious abuses by abortion doctors in the state of Louisiana — citing the disturbingly high number of disciplinary actions against abortion providers, as well as many health and safety violation in Louisiana abortion clinics. In defense of the Louisiana law, the Amici show “that abortion providers’ interests are at odds with their patients’ interests,” and that the law should be upheld. But it is difficult to uphold the law because to do so sets it up to endless challenge under the “undue burden” test which has added to the unworkability of abortion law in the United States. ….