Skip to comments.Religious, legal and medical groups voice opposition to Louisiana abortion law to Supreme Court
Posted on 12/03/2019 9:57:56 PM PST by Morgana
Just under 30 amicus briefs were filed for June Medical Services v. Gee on Monday, urging the Supreme Court to protect access to abortion and strike down a Louisiana law that could effectively eliminate abortion in the state. The "friend of the court" briefs represented about 200 organizations and more than 700 individuals.
Though many of the briefs came from pro-abortion rights advocates like Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union, a handful came from non-partisan groups including the American Bar Association, the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Medical groups argued that the law in question - which requires doctors providing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital - is medically unnecessary, while legal scholars wrote that there is already precedent that covers the issue: the 2016 Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt that struck down a similar law out of Texas.
Religious groups, representing Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities, also submitted amicus briefs Monday, arguing that "religious traditions recognize women's moral right to decide whether to terminate a pregnancy."
"This diverse and unprecedented array of expert voices, individual women, and advocates paints a compelling portrait of the immense stakes in this case," said Nancy Northup, president and chief executive officer of the Center for Reproductive Rights. "It's clear that support for abortion access and the rule of law spans all political parties, all professions, and all walks of life."
In Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, 45 amicus briefs were filed in opposition to Texas's admitting privilege law. Amicus briefs supporting Louisiana's law are due on January 2.
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I would say there is a good chance, that these are pseudo Christians and pseudo Jews. I am sure, real ones would not touch this one.
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