Pro-life Coalition Holds Press Conference Ahead of Oral Arguments in Landmark Abortion
U.S. Senators, Representatives to join Louisiana State Lawmakers and Pro-life Advocates to discuss June Medical Services v. Russo
Washington, D.C. – Next week the U.S. Supreme
Court will take up June Medical Services v. Russo, potentially the
most important abortion-related case in more than three decades. Ahead of the
oral arguments, a coalition of federal and state lawmakers and prominent
national pro-life organizations and leaders will hold a press conference at the
National Press Club on March 3rd at 2 PM to discuss the
merits and implications of the landmark case.
The Court will consider the constitutionality of a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where they perform an abortion, as well as whether or not abortion businesses have the legal right to file lawsuits challenging patient health and safety laws in the name of their own patients.
“Louisiana is in a position of leadership on life,” said Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson (D), sponsor of the legislation at the center of the case, the Women’s Protection Act. “I am excited to tell that story in a showcase to the nation at this important event.”
“This case presents a pivotal opportunity for the Supreme Court to affirm the authority of states to enact commonsense health and safety regulations relating to the notorious abortion industry. As one who helped argue this case in the district court before taking my seat in Congress, I am very confident in the merits of what Louisiana is presenting, and I expect the Court will rule in our favor. A victory here will protect women in vulnerable situations and preserve states’ rights,” added U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA).
What: Protect Women, Protect Life Coalition Press Conference on June Medical Services v. Russo (Formerly June Medical Services v. Gee)
When: Tuesday, March 3rd at 2-3PM (with time for questions)
Where: National Press Club (Murrow, White,
and Lisagor Conference Room)
529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045
Who: Louisiana State Senator Katrina
Jackson, law sponsor
Louisiana State Senator Regina Barrow, lawco-sponsor
U.S. Representative Mike Johnson, Louisiana
Deanna Wallace, Office of the Attorney General of Louisiana
Attorney General Steve Marshall (AL) and other state Attorneys General, representing the 17 states who filed a brief in the case
Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, which filed an amicus brief representing over two hundred members of Congress
National Pro-life Leaders representing organizations which submitted amicus briefs in the case: Susan B. Anthony List, Alliance Defending Freedom, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Students for Life of America.
Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization that holds the distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America—incorporated in 1971. It protects and defends human life from conception to natural death through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts.
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