Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer is threatening Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh over a Louisiana law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. What he’s not telling you is that the law was written by Democrat State Senator Katrina Jackson.
Jackson, an attorney and Democrat from Monroe, insists her law isn’t about restricting access, although she is a staunch anti-abortion advocate who has been a featured speaker at the past two National Right to Life Marches in Washington.
“This is about a minimum standard of care for women that we require for every other procedure,” Jackson said. “It’s a common sense law.
Abortion, which is an elective procedure, can result in serious complications. Women have died. And many providers are not adequately trained or have the resources to address life-threatening problems should they arise.
The Safe but rare crowd that supports abortion on demand from conception to live birth dropped the Rare part of their act a while ago. I guess they’re done with Safe too.
Louisiana Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a doctor who supports the law, said Monday he’ll be watching the arguments.
“If you perform a procedure you have to be able to manage complications, and you can’t handle complications without admitting privileges,” he said. “It protects the health of the mother.”
Abortion providers who do not want to be burdened with the precaution of having health professionals with hospital admitting privileges performing their procedures have ridden the appeals all the way to the Supreme Court.
Schumer, who damn well knows the author and provenance, has declined to include that nugget of truth or any ire for a member of his own party, without whom, he’d not be threatening Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.
We just thought you’d like to know.
Here’s a short interview with Louisianna Democrat State Senator Katrina Jackson where she explains the bill and why it is important to women’s health and safety.
Beth Scaer Contributed to this Report