Louisiana Democrat Explains Why She’s Defending A Pro-Life Law Before The Supreme Court, by Josh Shepherd

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In early 2020, Louisiana Democratic state Sen.-elect Katrina Jackson will be speaking out not only in the state house, but perhaps also at the U.S. Supreme Court about a state pro-life law she authored.

By Josh Shepherd, The Federalist, Dec. 18, 2019

Josh ShepherdWhile many Americans focus on upcoming holiday celebrations, some pro-life advocates have been watching developments on a Supreme Court case — and the counternarrative female legislator behind the law being challenged at the high court.

In June Medical Services v. Gee, the abortion industry contested a patient protection law that specifies health and safety regulations for medical providers. In June 2014, the Louisiana state legislature passed the law, Act 620, putting abortion doctors under the same regulations as all other outpatient doctors by requiring that any “physician performing or inducing an abortion shall have active admitting privileges at a hospital that is located not further than thirty miles from the location at which the abortion is performed or induced.”

Abortion providers challenged the law, and while their case remained unsettled in the district court, the Supreme Court ruled on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, striking down a “nearly identical” Texas law for causing an “undue burden” on women’s abortion rights while serving no “health-related benefit” nor “relevant credentialing function.”  ….

Read more here  https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/18/louisiana-democrat-explains-why-shes-defending-a-pro-life-law-before-the-supreme-court/?fbclid=IwAR1Z_0ZejUrnFo80h7AQyokPx4tRvmmQJM_oTwZ4fwkybaTYs_nVDBcD-8M