By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case involving a Louisiana law requiring that abortionists have hospital admitting privileges (June Medical Services v. Russo).

The state legislators who passed the requirement and the governor who signed their bill into law did so in light of a long string of abortion industry abuses that put the lives of Louisiana women at risk. Bayou State abortionists and abortion clinics — the very interests whose practices placed the state’s women in medical jeopardy, the very interests that Louisiana policymakers believed needed regulation to protect Louisiana women seeking an abortion — sued to block the law, claiming to defend the “rights” of their future clients and customers.

The case would be laughed out of court if, say, automakers claimed to represent the “rights” of their customers in objecting to car safety requirements. Or if the fox claimed to represent the interests of the hens in the chicken coop. Sadly, that’s not the case when it comes to regulating abortionists.

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