FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Contact: Courtney Price
Human Coalition Statement on Supreme Court June Medical Services Opening Arguments
DALLAS, TX – Human Coalition Action Executive Director Rev. Dean Nelson today released the following statement urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of the state of Louisiana in the June Medical Services v. Russo case.
“Abortion not only ends the life of the preborn child, but also poses considerable risks to the life and health of the mother. Concern for a woman’s well-being should dictate the requirement that only licensed medical doctors with full admitting privileges to local hospitals should perform such procedures. To neglect this common-sense precaution would unnecessarily lengthen and complicate the time required to transfer a patient from an abortion clinic to a hospital in an emergency situation, where every minute counts. We hope that the Justices will consider the gravity of this risk and allow Louisiana to protect the lives and health of its citizens.”
In December, Human Coalition Action joined the Christian Legal Society, Catholic Bar Association, and National Pro-Life Alliance to file an amicus brief in favor of the constitutionality of a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where they perform an abortion.
About the Human Coalition Action:
Human Coalition Action is the public policy advocacy arm of Human Coalition, the largest pro-life organization in America. Human Coalition operates and partners with 45 women’s care clinics across the U.S., and offers a range of services designed to support pregnant women in crisis. Human Coalition Action advocates through grassroots mobilization and the government to enact pro-life policies.