About this Case
The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that a woman has no right to compel the State to finance or otherwise support her abortion right. Louisiana’s admitting privileges law requires a physician to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles, in the event something should go wrong. Pro-choice advocates claim this puts undue pressure on those performing the abortions and thus contributes to the closing of abortion clinics which leads to fewer abortions.
Summary of NLF's Brief
We filed this brief on behalf of ourselves, Samaritan’s Purse, The Family Foundation, and Illinois Family Institute, arguing that a woman has no right to require either the state or private individuals to provide her ready access to an abortion. We also asked the Supreme Court to take judicial notice that Louisiana has numerous health care facilities with doctors who are still qualified to perform abortions, such that the challenged regulation does not impose an undue burden.