Black Community Disproportionately Harmed By Abortion, Says Legal Brief

[Daily Wire] A stirring new friend-of-the-court (“amicus”) brief in a high-profile U.S. Supreme Court abortion case, filed on behalf of numerous “African American pro-life organizations,” powerfully argues that there is a “a long history involving unqualified and uncredentialed abortion providers disproportionately harming black women.”

The case, which has previously been covered by The Daily Wire, is June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Gee, and emanates out of the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The case involves a Louisiana law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The law was upheld by a divided Fifth Circuit panel. As described by SCOTUSblogGee presents the legal question of whether the statute “conflicts with the Supreme Court’s binding precedent in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.” In the 2016 Hellerstedt case, a divided Supreme Court deemed a similar statute in Texas to be unconstitutional.

Prominent black pro-life leaders who signed on to the amicus brief include Ryan Bomberger, Alveda King (the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), Dean Nelson, Catherine Davis, Stacy Washington, and numerous others. The brief’s argument summary opens with a bang:

The struggle for racial equality is not over. The black community experiences a disproportionate share of abortions, often from doctors that do not have the same credentials as those who perform other forms of surgery. Until Act 620, Louisiana’s abortion clinics were exempt from the admitting privileges requirement that applies to other outpatient and ambulatory surgical centers in the state. This disparity is significant to black women, who make up the majority of abortion clinic patients and thus bear most of the known risks of abortion in Louisiana. These known risks are life-threatening to mothers.

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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Josh Hammer and first published at Daily Wire. Title change by P&P]


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