NCJW Files Amicus Brief in Abortion Case Before the Supreme Court
On Tuesday, December 3, the National Council of Jewish Women, along with 28 faith-based organizations submitted an amicus brief in support of the clinic challenging Louisiana’s Act 620 in June Medical Services v. Gee. Act 620 requires physicians who provide abortion care to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of where they provide care. In Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt the Supreme Court struck down an identical Texas law, holding that admitting privileges have no medical purpose and present an unconstitutional “undue burden” on the right to abortion.
NCJW is proud to be in solidarity with a robust and diverse coalition of organizations and individuals opposing measures that restrict access to abortion, shuttering licensed clinics, and preventing patients from receiving care.