Supreme Court To Hear La Abortion Law

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Published on October 7, 2019 -
Supreme Court To Hear La Abortion Law
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Supreme Court To Hear La Abortion Law

Good evening i'm jazmin thibodeaux.

Thank you for choosing news 15 at six... 3 the supreme court is jumping in to decide the fate of a louisiana law that involves doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals.

News 15's phillip boudreaux is live in the studio more information on this.

Phil- what can you tell us?

Three years ago the high court struck down a similar law in texas, but that was before neil gorsuch and brett kavanaugh were appointed to the supreme court.

Those on both sides of the argument in acadiana are well aware of what this could mean for roe vs.

Wade.

"this will open up a whole new avenue to ending abortion on demand."brenda desormeaux is the president of the desormeaux foundation which is a community outreach program designed to help young pregnant mothers in acadiana she believes abortion is never an option and the supreme court should accept the admitting priveleges law."the pro-aborts who say they care about women.

Why would they not be for this?

This is to help a woman considering an abortion which is a surgical procedure."m.

Christian green, president of indivisible acadiana is among those with concerns that the three abortion clinics in louisiana but that number could be reduced to one.

"we think that the admitting priveleges at hospitals is excessive.

It's not related to any medical necessity and definitely constitutes an undue burden."she says while many state law makers are quick enact bans on abortions, they don't articulate how they are going to help women who would have to bear those children."that may have to accomodate a lot more children being born in the state of louisiana with about abortion being accessible."desormeaux dismisses those criticisms saying her foundation is there for families long after the baby is born.for her, the abortion debate is coming full circle."norma mccarvy was born in louisiana.

She was the roe of roe vs wade and she became pro-life.

It just seems fitting to me by the grace of god that louisiana would be the first state to possibly end it."

Both sides agree that the october 12th election plays an important role in the future of the abortion debate.

Live in the studio, phillip boudreaux, news 15 the supreme court will hear arguements early next year and is

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