Washington, D.C. — Today, the Women’s Initiative at the Center for American Progress released a new report analyzing what is at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments next month in a new abortion case called June Medical Services v. Gee. As the report details, the question at hand in the case relates to whether abortion restriction legislation in the state of Louisiana puts an undue burden on people seeking abortion care.
If the burdensome Louisiana law is deemed constitutional, the case could deal a significant blow to abortion rights across the country. Additionally, the court could set a bad precedent for not only abortion rights but also other civil and human rights. It would force many to question whether this new conservative Supreme Court truly values precedent, as the Louisiana admitting privileges law in question is identical to a Texas state law that was struck down in a 5-4 ruling just four years ago.
“The promise of Roe v. Wade has not been realized by many women in America, particularly Black, Latina, and Native American women, who face greater hurdles to accessing reproductive health care, including abortion,” said Jamille Fields Allsbrook, director for Women’s Health and Rights with the Women’s Initiative at CAP. “This case threatens to further impair the rights of people seeking abortion care, but especially people of color as well as low-income people, young people, people with disabilities, and transgender and gender-nonconforming people.”
Please click here to read: “June Medical Services v. Gee: The Potential Impact on Abortion, Civil, and Human Rights” by Jamille Fields Allsbrook and Nora Ellmann
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