Supreme Court Turns It’s Back on Protecting Life

Date:  July 01, 2020  
Host:  Jim Schneider  
​Guest: Brad Mattes
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This past Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required abortion doctors and abortion centers to abide by the same requirements that other surgical centers need to abide by in the state.  An exception was carved out on this point for abortion centers.  The opinion was 5-4 as Chief Justice John Roberts sided with liberals on the court.

The abortion industry is elated with the decision and has been given ‘fresh breath’ in their push to advance an abortion agenda, an agenda they tout as so-called ‘reproductive rights.’ 

Joining Jim to discuss this and related issues was Brad Mattes.  Brad is the president of Life Issues Institute, the pro-life grassroots partner of the Susan B. Anthony List Education Fund.  Life Issues Institute was founded in 1991 to serve the educational needs of the pro-life movement.  Brad is the host of Life Issues, a daily radio commentary and also producer of multiple pro-life specials.  Brad has been engaged in the pro-life movement for over 4 decades.

This decision was very similar to a previous case in Texas in 2016 (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt).  In that case, Chief Justice Roberts voted on the side of life.

The Louisiana law required that an abortionist must have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of where they do the abortions.

The attorney general and officials in Louisiana made the case that the abortion industry and abortionists involved did not have third party legal standing to represent women and sue on their behalf.  They made a strong case to show how an abortion facility in Louisiana botched abortions and had pages of violations and therefore this was not a group of individuals who should have legal standing to sue because they do not represent the well-being of women.

This issue brings up many questions including:

–Is this a case where abortion was a ‘political tool’ used to advance a social agenda?  

–Could it be that Roberts wants to remain popular within the Capital Beltway?  

–Where does Joe Biden stand on this issue?  

–What are the implications for religious organizations around the nation?

Get the answers to these and other pertinent questions and hear what callers had to say when you review this edition of Crosstalk.  

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