Justice Roberts Blocks Abortion Regulations In Louisiana
A supposedly “conservative” Supreme Court Justice sided with the liberal vote in case related to abortion regulation in Louisiana.
“The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals,” according to The Washington Times.
In case, June Medical Services v. Gee, Justice Roberts put a hold on the law for a chance to fully review the case by siding with the more liberal leaning Justices.
The Washington Times reported, “A district court judge had struck down the Louisiana law because he found it would have resulted in the closure of at least one, and perhaps two, of the state’s three abortion clinics, and left the state with no more than two doctors who could meet the law’s requirements. But the federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld the law, concluding it was not certain that any clinic would have to close.”
The Louisiana clinics state that if the law passes some clinics will be forced to stop performing abortions and close, making it difficult to reopen. The full appeals court voted early this year 9-6 to pass the case to a higher power. Thus, sending the case to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court will decide in the spring if they will add the case to their schedule that starts in October.
President Trump’s nominated Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, who voted for the law, wrote a dissenting opinion. He stated that the court made the decision too soon because “the state’s regulation provides that there will be a 45-day regulatory transition period before the new law is applied.”
The law would give doctors time to obtain admitting privileges before having to close down their abortion factories. Kavanaugh said, if the doctors succeed in getting their privileges, they can continue performing abortions and if they fail, they can return to court.
Justice Roberts disagrees that doctors performing the medical procedure should have hospital admitting privileges, blocking a common sense abortion law. Regardless of Roberts views on pre-born life, he now places women at higher health risks by not giving them the care they need in instances of botched abortions. Yet another “conservative” Justice fails to uphold the true conservative value of protecting life in the womb.
Mark Levin expressed his disappointment with Justice Roberts decision:
John Roberts is a disgrace. Another in a long line of lawyers who deceived the Republican presidents who appointed them. https://t.co/HRZdx7193j
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) February 8, 2019