Recently, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Louisiana law that “requires abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards.” Specifically, the law requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
This is a victory for the lives of unborn babies, and it is a great encouragement to see a federal appeals court supporting common sense regulations put in place to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of women.
Abortion groups and clinics, like Hope Medical Group for Women (also known as “June Medical”), argued that the law was unduly restrictive and would place a burden on women seeking abortions. However, in its opinion, the 5th Circuit held that “[i]nstead of demonstrating an undue burden on a large fraction of women, June Medical at most shows an insubstantial burden on a small fraction of women.” Furthermore, the court stated that “the statute imposes an undue burden on 0% of women” who might seek abortions at the abortion clinic.
The abortion industry, on the other hand, once again has proven that rather than truly “caring about both [the] physical and emotional needs” of women, it cares about money—money that comes from coercing women into aborting their child. Rather than supporting regulations that protect women, abortion clinics like June Medical spend their time and money fighting to be unregulated and unaccountable, which then allows them to make the biggest profit.
In fact, abortion mills are so anti-woman and anti-life that on the bottom of their website they protest providing a link (required by law) that informs women of the alternatives to abortion, such as adoption, and provides women the opportunity to learn about their babies’ development in the womb and current stage of growth (something the abortion industry never wants women to find out about).
This case is a perfect example of how anti-life and pro-profit the abortion industry is. Why else would a clinic fight a safety requirement that provides protection for the health and safety of women?
This victory is an example of why we keep fighting every day for women and for babies. Join us in that fight, and let women know that we care about their safety, we care about their lives, and we care about the precious little babies that they carry.
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