Major pro-life win against abortionists in La.

Friday, September 28, 2018
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Pro-lifer with hatPro-life advocates in Louisiana are celebrating a legal ruling on a statute that was designed to protect the safety of women who have abortions in the state.

The 5th United States Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Louisiana law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital – in case a patient needs emergency care at a hospital.

Benjamin Clapper of Louisiana Right to Life is ecstatic over the news.

“This is a major victory for the pro-life cause and for the health and safety of women because the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals – even in the face of a [U.S.] Supreme Court decision relating to Texas – saw the facts that Louisiana's is different and realized the state of Louisiana has the authority to protect the health and safety of women,” the pro-life activist explained.

Texas' hospital admitting privileges law was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016, but the decision applies only to the Lone Star State.

“This law is necessary because abortion facilities should not be able to operate in a substandard manner,” Clapper asserted. “Right now in America, abortion facilities don't have to follow the same rules that every other outpatient clinic has to follow – where their doctors have to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.”

The reasoning behind this is that if an emergency occurs during or after an abortion, and the patient is transported to a hospital emergency room, the abortionist would provide continuity of care – rather than the patient arriving and leaving hospital doctors at a loss to determine the nature of the patient's problem.

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