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Anti-Women's Health Brief Filed at the United States Supreme Court on Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law

BATON ROUGE, LA - In response to a filing at the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of June Medical Services v. Gee, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement: 

"Today's filing comes just weeks after the Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge called an ambulance because the clinic had no IV fluids to stabilize a patient who was hemorrhaging. And only a few weeks earlier, Kevin Work – an unqualified doctor working at Delta and Women’s Health Care Clinic in New Orleans – was suspended for immediate jeopardy to the health and welfare of patients. But abortion advocates claim that requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges offers 'non-existent benefits.' Their position is contradicted by a long list of violations of the most basic standards of health care."  

"In light of documented history in Louisiana, their position defies common sense. Notably, two of the three clinics in Louisiana are operated by Leroy Brinkley, who employed Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Louisiana women deserve to be protected from such physicians and the status quo hiring of ophthalmologists, radiologists, and heavily disciplined doctors to perform abortions.   My office will continue to vigorously defend the admitting privileges requirement, and I reiterate my commitment to protecting Louisiana women."