This Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the next major case on abortion – June Medical Services v. Gee – which could shape the future of reproductive health access in the U.S. It's also the first abortion case of Kavanaugh’s tenure.
It’s crucial that we speak out to demand and protect abortion access for all. Your signature will show every Supreme Court Justice and politician watching that any attack on reproductive freedom will be met with mass resistance.
The case argued by the Center for Reproductive Rights challenges Louisiana’s politically-motivated, medically unnecessary law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. If upheld, this law would close clinics and push abortion access even further out of reach for people seeking reproductive health care.
Just four years ago, the Supreme Court heard a nearly identical case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, challenging a similar Texas law and ruled that it served no medical purpose and was deemed unconstitutional. Nonetheless, a lower court defied that ruling and upheld Louisiana’s requirement leaving only one abortion provider in the entire state.
These laws – also known as “targeted restrictions on abortion providers” or “TRAP” laws – are made to appear as though they’re making abortion access safer, when in fact they’re designed to make it harder for abortion clinics and practitioners to function.
This ruling will shape the future of abortion access and we need to rally as much support as possible to show the Supreme Court that control over our own bodies is not up for debate. A rally is happening on Wednesday in D.C. at the Supreme Court, and you can add your voice from afar by adding your signature to our petition at actionnetwork.org.