In light of the recent Supreme Court decision, access to abortion care still remains under threat and independent providers continue to need your support. You can help protect and support brave independent abortion care providers and the compassionate, dignified abortion care they provide to their communities every day.
On June 29, 2020, the Supreme Court issued a decision in June Medical v. Russo, a case challenging a medically unnecessary admitting privileges law in Louisiana. This ruling allows the state’s three remaining abortion clinics to continue to provide care for the people of Louisiana. But, we must remain vigilant. We know that legality has never been enough, and access to abortion is still severely restricted across the country. Independent abortion providers are still on the frontlines of abortion access, providing care where and when others do not– and we must continue to fight to keep our clinics.
On March 4, 2020, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in June Medical v. Russo, the case challenging a medically unnecessary admitting privileges law in Louisiana. The law requires physicians who provide abortion care to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. This law lacks any medical benefit to patients seeking abortion care and is a deceptive ploy to shut down clinics. What’s more — the law in question is identical to the Texas law that was already ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in 2016.