Reflections as Supreme Court holds off another day on deciding in June Medical Services v. Russo.

By Dave Andrusko

Like some/many of you, at 9:59 EST, I said a quick prayer after asking some special friends to join in. In a minute or two, we would know if the U.S. Supreme Court was announcing its decision in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo

We quickly learned that we wouldn’t have an outcome in the lawsuit brought against the Louisiana “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act.” Act 620 requires abortionists to have the right to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles of the place where they performed the abortion. 

With all the quirks forced on the way the High Court conducts its business by the pandemic, we might not have a verdict until July. 

Or Monday. Who knows?

As has been the case forever, the businesses that sell abortion want an exception from what is required of all other physicians in outpatient surgery settings in Louisiana: to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of where the surgery is performed in cases of emergencies.  Act 620 merely extends that safety requirement to include abortionists.

We are told endlessly that abortion is safe, safe, safe. But as Louisiana Right to Life has explained repeatedly, there is much evidence that abortion facilities had countless health violations, such as not sanitizing ultrasound probes between patients, not having IV fluid, and incidents of uterine puncture.

In the ten minutes leading up to 10:00 am, I glanced through some of the stories we’ve recently posted at NRL News Today. The common denominator (to be charitable in the extreme) was that they reflected poorly on the Abortion Industry. 

In no particular order….

*A local Ft. Wayne, Indiana, television station won an Emmy for its terrific piece on the ghoulish abortionist Ulrich Klopfer. For whatever bizarre and twisted reasons, a man who aborted 40,000 to 50,000 unborn babies had hoarded the remains of 2,246 aborted babies in his garage in Crete Township, Will County, Illinois, and another 165 in the trunk of an old Mercedes Klopfer kept in storage in Dolton, Illinois.

*The unceremonious ouster of the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood’s largest affiliate, charged by 300 current and former employees with multiple instances of abusive behavior, systematic racism, and financial mismanagement.

*Story after story of women who, told they must abort their unborn child, faced down medical personnel and gave birth to healthy babies.

*The Abortion Industry is incensed that there are people who do not wish to participate in or be a party to abortion and who believe they ought to have a right of conscientious objection. As we wrote the other day, “At the same time the Trump Administration labors to increase conscience protections, pro-abortionists diligently strive to shrink them.” 

And to name just one more…

*Sarah Terzo wrote about “Former abortion workers debunk Planned Parenthood’s abortion pill propaganda.” PPFA will say pretty much anything. On the one hand, they trash the idea that a baby can be born healthy if a chemical abortion is stopped mid-stream. On the other hand (as Terzo points out), they minimize to the point of absurdity how painful—and dangerous—chemical [“medication”] abortions actually are.

Pretending they are on the up and up is the Abortion Industry’s calling card. When they come calling, we must be ready with the truth: abortion is lethal to unborn children and potentially a disaster to their mothers.

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