Union Justice Confidence

Reason magazine|June 2020

Union Justice Confidence
Did Louisiana enact a bogus health law as a pretext for banning abortion?
By Damon Root

ANOTHER ABORTION CASE is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue in June Medical Services v. Russo is the constitutionality of a Louisiana law that requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. According to the state, the law serves a valid health and safety purpose and should be upheld as a legitimate exercise of government power. According to the legal challenges, the law is a bogus regulation whose only purpose is to drive lawful abortion providers out of business.


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June 2020