The Supreme Court is on the verge of issuing a ruling in an abortion case out of Louisiana that reportedly has the potential to completely upend most abortion litigation across the country, according to an op-ed in the Washington Examiner.
At issue is a case known as June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo, and it is centered on a 2014 law passed in the state that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles in case of an emergency — the exact same standard applied to virtually all other doctors and physicians.
Of course, abortion providers in Lousiana challenged the law and claimed it would actually harm women and prevent them from obtaining an abortion. Ironically enough, no women seeking an abortion ever filed suit.
In that regard, the clinics claimed third-party standing before the court and asserted that they were representing all women — the same women who would actually be harmed by them if the admitting privileges law were not in place.
Depending upon how the Supreme Court rules, it could completely undermine third-party standing in abortion cases and potentially weaken the abortion industries defenses against other laws they’ve sought to challenge.
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