Battle Born Progress | Supreme Court Hears Case Threatening to Decimate Abortion Access
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Supreme Court Hears Case Threatening to Decimate Abortion Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2020

Contact: Will Pregman, wpregman@battlebornprogress.org

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo (formerly June Medical Services v. Gee). The case is a major abortion rights case challenging a clinic shutdown law in Louisana. The law requires abortion providers to have medically unnecessary, and often impossible-to-obtain, admitting privileges at a local hospital.

Annette Magnus, Executive Director of Battle Born Progress, said:

If the Supreme Court allows this clinic shutdown law to go into effect, it would severely restrict abortion access in Louisiana and set a dangerous precedent for abortion access across the country. Fewer clinics cause more delays in care, greater travel distances, longer waits for appointments, more time off work required, lost wages, and higher cost of care–pushing abortion care entirely out of reach for many. We hope the Supreme Court decides in favor of those that need access to abortion and not take our country backward. We are lucky our leaders in Nevada like Governor Steve Sisolak and Senator Yvanna Cancela had the foresight and courage to protect abortion access in our state this past legislative session”

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