National Right to Life Says U.S. Supreme Court Wrong in June Medical, L.L.C. v. Russo

WASHINGTON— Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Louisiana’s 2014 “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act” in a 5-4 decision. The law was before the High Court in June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo. “We are extremely disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Louisiana’s 2014 ‘Unsafe Abortion Protection Act,’” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to …

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How the Supreme Court reached its disastrously wrong decision in June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo

 By Dave Andrusko If you have time, reading the Supreme Court’s preposterous 5-4 decision gutting Louisiana’s 2014 protective abortion law is very much worth your while. Alas, that Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the four reliably pro-abortion justices in June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo is increasingly less a surprise than a disappointment.   In …

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Supreme Court Decision in June Medical v. Russo Is a Loss for the Health, Safety of Women

Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act Ruled Unconstitutional By Louisiana Right to Life WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a 5-4 plurality decision, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, ruling that Louisiana’s 2014 Unsafe Abortion Protection Act is unconstitutional. The Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, known …

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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 …

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The fight before the Supreme Court “is simply about having abortion physicians follow the same rules that apply to everyone else”

By Dave Andrusko Given the impact of the pandemic and the number of hot-button issues the Supreme Court is addressing this term, it’s probably no surprise that we did not get an opinion today in June Medical Services v. Russo. This is the lawsuit brought against the Louisiana Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, which requires abortionists …

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One more day passes and still no decision in June Medical Services v. Russo

By Dave Andrusko Another day has come and gone and while the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision in another hot-button case, nothing yet on June Medical Services v. Russo. As you will recall, that is a lawsuit brought against the 2014 Louisiana Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, which requires abortionists “to have the right …

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As day for Supreme Court decision approaches, “June Medical Services v. Russo” in historical context

By Dave Andrusko,  We, of course, don’t know the exact date, but it won’t be long before the Supreme Court hands down its decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, the end result of a challenge to Louisiana’s 2014  “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act.” As Louisiana Right to Life explained, there existed a “loophole” to the …

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Looking back 34 years to Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

By Dave Andrusko  Over at “Bench Memos,” Ed Whelan writes a provocative column he calls, “This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism.” And because there is no finer (or worse) example of judicial activism than the Supreme Court’s forays into abortion jurisprudence, Ed writes a fair number of columns about the High Court’s decisions. For today, …

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Louisiana Right to Life Awaits Supreme Court Decision

June Medical Services v. Russo to Be Released in Coming Weeks Editor’s note. This backgrounder comes from Louisiana Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. As they note, the “June Medical Services v. Russo” case grew out of a challenge to Louisiana’s 2014  “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act.” A decision from the United States Supreme Court is …

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A portrait of an American hero: “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words”

By Dave Andrusko At first blush, you may wonder what voice synthesizers and a recent revealing documentary on the life of Roe v. Wade critic Justice Clarence Thomas could possibly have in common. Stay with me for a few paragraphs, and it will all come clear. I ran across this awhile back on the Internet …

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“Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words” to air tonight on PBS

By Dave Andrusko Four months back, I wrote about “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.” The documentary was about to open (as they say) in selected theatres beginning at the end of January. Produced and directed by Michael Pack, you can view the trailer here.  I mentioned at the time that PBS was …

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Supreme Court hears Little Sisters of the Poor defend their right not to be compelled to pay for health coverage for products and procedures they find “morally unacceptable”

By Dave Andrusko Freedom of conscience and the freedom to practice one’s faith are cornerstones of the American experience. To the abortion industry, however, they are tiresome, “religious” barriers to commandeering each and every one of us, directly or indirectly, into an offensive to weave abortion into every thread of American life. At first glance, …

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