On December 31, 2019, BG&A filed a Supreme Court amicus brief in June Medical Services v. Gee, Nos. 18-1323, 18-1460, on behalf of nine African American pro-life organizations: The Radiance Foundation, Civil Rights for the Unborn, The Douglass Leadership Institute, The Restoration Project, The Issues4Life Foundation, Frederick Douglass Foundation, The National Black Pro-Life Union, Everlasting Light Ministries, and Project 21.
The amicus brief argues that Louisiana’s law requiring abortion providers to maintain hospital admitting privileges furthers racial equality by protecting the lives and health of the predominantly black women who receive abortions in the state.
BG&A’s brief also highlights the conflict of interest between abortion providers seeking to evade Louisiana’s common sense health and safety regulations and the women who would benefit from the admitting privileges requirement. Amici argue that this conflict of interest should deprive the abortion providers of standing to sue in court.
BG&A’s amicus brief is available here.
A radio interview about the amicus brief with BG&A associate Elliot Gaiser is available here.