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- A black Democratic female state senator from Louisiana introduced the legislation that is at the center of an upcoming Supreme Court case.
- State Sen. Katrina Jackson says the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act will “make sure women are protected” by requiring abortion providers to have high standards of medical care.
- Opponents say the act is intended to hinder and potentially eliminate abortion access in Louisiana.
WASHINGTON — The legislation at the center of Wednesday’s Supreme Court case was originally introduced by a black, pro-life, Democratic female state senator who says the legislation will “make sure women are protected.”
Louisiana state Sen. Katrina Jackson introduced the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, or Act 620, in 2014, which requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges in a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility. These admitting privileges would allow a woman to go directly to the hospital if she were to need urgent care.
But 42-year-old Jackson said the law would protect women from unsafe or unhygienic abortion clinic practices.
“Just as Louisiana cares for the life of the child, it’s somehow a big secret that we also care for the life of the mother,” Jackson said at a Tuesday press conference in Washington, D.C., where both she and other Louisiana lawmakers deplored dangerous practices of Louisiana abortion clinics. They also emphasized the need for abortion doctors and abortion facilities to meet the same medical standards as hospitals.
“Louisiana stands together with women everywhere because we just don’t fight for us, we fight for our daughters, our nieces, and our aunts and everyone who’s yet to come, who has a decision to make,” the state senator said. ….