Welcome to post-Roe America! Last Friday, the US Supreme Court handed down the historical and just decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Thanks to the Supreme Court, abortion is significantly limited in 19 states, including Louisiana.
Notwithstanding, abortionists fight on.
And get this: an abortion clinic filed a lawsuit to block Louisiana's pro-life trigger law in an Orleans Parish district court rather than in Caddo Parish where their abortion facility resides. It seems pretty clear to us they are looking for a friendly judge to help them. With very little consideration and only a couple hours after the lawsuit was filed, an Orleans judge temporarily blocked our pro-life laws from going into effect. It appears the judge didn't even permit the Attorney General's office an opportunity to refute the claim.
From Congressman Mike Johnson:
"This frivolous pleading will ultimately fail because LA law is crystal clear. This trigger provision has been a part of our statutes since 2006, & it was strengthened most recently this year. In 2020, LA voters agreed to amend our state’s constitution to affirm our commitment to life, and the abortion industry here has been well aware of—and lobbied against—these legal provisions all along. It is disingenuous for them to now claim they do not understand our statutes."
Sadly, this ridiculous decision could lead to abortion businesses reopening for a short time. We know Attorney General Jeff Landry and his office are working right now to fight the decision.
President Biden made several false claims about the Dobbs decision, such as that the Supreme Court took away a “constitutional right” when the decision to overturn Roe was announced. Of course, the right to abort a fetus is nowhere to be found in our country’s founding document, but unfortunately, myths, lies, and propaganda are spreading like wildfire.
The Dobbs decision is reason for celebration and joy, but the work is not yet done. LFF invites you to join us in the work to transform the culture and celebrate life!