CNA Staff, Jun 30, 2020 / 17:01 pm
The US Supreme Court this week issued a ruling overturning a Louisiana law seeking to hold abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centers. In the wake of the decision, advocacy groups are highlighting the importance of preserving a pro-life majority in the US Senate.
"Monday's decision makes clear we do not yet have a majority on the Supreme Court who will uphold laws that protect the lives of women and unborn children," said Marjorie Dannefelser of the Susan B. Anthony List, which advocates for pro-life politicians.
The 5-4 Supreme Court decision, handed down June 29, included a dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas, with Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, the court's newest appointees, joining the dissent along with Justice Samuel Alito.
Pro-abortion groups such as NARAL have capitalized in recent days on senators who supported Kavanaugh's 2018 nomination to the court, criticizing them for supporting a justice they see as a threat to 'reproductive rights'.