Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement reflecting on the voluntary dismissal of legal challenges against many life affirming laws in Louisiana:

“For years, the abortion industry has sought to eliminate life-saving laws via ‘omnibus’ lawsuits—all-out frontal attacks on life-affirming protections aimed at everything from informed consent, gathering accurate data on abortion complications, compliance with standard health and safety regulations, and mandates that abortion center staff must meet basic qualifications for competency. Big abortion has made it clear that they understand that those types of challenges just won’t work after the Supreme Court’s decision in June Medical Services v. Russo. Americans United for Life hails the announcement that June Medical has wisely abandoned its reckless challenge to the vital community protections that stand between its shocking record on safety and the women of Louisiana. We look forward to similar dismissals in other states where these anti-woman lawsuits have been filed, such as Indiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia.”

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.