Commonwealth Policy Center

A Louisiana law required any medical professionals performing a surgical procedure to have to admit privileges to a local hospital. This is to ensure the health and safety of a patient who might need access to the hospital if something went wrong. The law also applies to abortionists. However, the Supreme Court struck down the law and said it imposed an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to the procedure. Several states, including Kentucky, have similar laws. This ruling is considered a setback to women’s health but it’s not the last word from the pro-life movement. Safety for all women during surgical procedures should be paramount, and this includes forcing abortionists to keep women safe. After all, the health and safety of women shouldn’t be compromised over a politically charged issue.