Washington D.C., Jan 2, 2020 / 16:40 pm
Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing, more than 200 members of Congress have signed on to support Louisiana's abortion regulations, and have asked the Court to address Roe's "unworkable" finding of a "right to abortion."
39 senators and 168 members of the House representing 38 states signed on to an amicus brief filed on Thursday by Americans United for Life, in the case of Gee v. June Medical Services, LLC. The brief argues that Louisiana's safety regulations on abortion clinics are constitutional.
In the brief, the lawmakers "strongly urge the Court to uphold the decision" that kept in place Louisiana's abortion regulations.
Furthermore, they argue that the Court's current abortion jurisprudence, such as the Casey decision, which forbade states from putting "undue burdens" on abortion access, reveals that the "right to abortion" outlined in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision is "unworkable."