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Supreme Court ruling on Louisiana

Monday 29 June 2020 MSI US Safe abortion and post abortion care, Press release, Policy and advocacy USA

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Media Statement

Washington, 29th June 2020 – If you are covering today’s Supreme Court ruling against the requirement for all abortions in Louisiana to be provided by a doctor with ‘admitting privileges’ to a nearby hospital, you might find the following statement from MSI useful.

Marjorie Newman-Williams, President for MSI-US, said:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a huge victory for choice and reproductive justice in the United States. Had it been adopted, it would have set a chilling precedent.  We are thankful to the Center for Reproductive Rights and all the incredible pro-choice campaigners who raised their voices to challenge it.  

“Laws and policies that block access to safe abortion do not reduce the number of abortions, they only force people to resort to unsafe methods and hurt poor and vulnerable people most.  Our medical teams around the world witness and deal with the terrible consequences of this every day. We breathe a sigh of relief that the court has struck down this law and stopped the further erosion of reproductive rights in the United States.”

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