On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision striking down a Louisiana law requiring doctors at abortion facilities to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital for the protection of women. The law would simply protect women in the event there is a complication due to an abortion procedure. The law that was struck down was authored by pro-life Black Democrat Rep. Katrina Jackson.
Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who was appointed to the Court by President George W. Bush, reversed his vote in a similar Texas case, to side with liberal Democrat Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen G. Breyer.
New Mexico Democrats were gleeful about the anti-life decision, responding with leftist platitudes and generic pro-abortion rhetoric.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wrote on Twitter, “Access to abortion is access to health care. Period.” The Democrat Party of New Mexico retweeted the Governor’s sentiments.
Radical leftist group ProgressNow NM wrote on Twitter, “Today, #SCOTUS strikes down Louisiana abortion restrictions.
They decided what we already know to be true – admitting privileges requirements for abortion providers are #unconstitutional and an undue burden for women seeking abortion care in this country. #Victory #JuneVRusso”
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich wrote on Twitter, “The Supreme Court’s ruling affirms that women have the right to choose what is best for their body and well-being.
We must continue to protect Roe v. Wade and ensure that ideological views never interfere with personal health care decisions.”
Rep. Deb Haaland retweeted a favorable Bloomberg news article about the High Court’s decision but did not offer a comment. In September, Haaland will be headlining Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain Action Fund’s annual “Rosé and Resistance” event, which Rep. Xochitl Torres Small was the keynote speaker at last year.