Do the American people have the basic right to enact commonsense laws to protect the safety and health of women seeking abortions? This is the fundamental issue at stake in this case. The very grand jury that indicted the criminal abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, recommended these basic regulations and protections. And Planned Parenthood already adheres to these reasonable standards, which the National Abortion Federation recommends to women. It would be a tragedy if the Court were to say that the American people, through their elected representatives, cannot take the most basic steps to ensure that clinics like that of Dr. Gosnell never exist again.

Ashley McGuire
The Catholic Association

The ability of our society to enact sensible health regulations protecting women seeking abortions is once again at issue and before the Supreme Court.  Medically reasonable guidelines that enhance patient safety and care, like buildings with wide hallways and ramps to the parking lot, as well as physicians who can obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals—are deemed just too costly by abortion clinics.  They argue, instead, for the right to put women in danger, by delivering substandard care during surgical procedures.  Legal abortion was supposed to get rid of the back-alley abortionist.  Now, in an ironic reversal driven by greed, the back-alley abortionists work comfortably on main street—and fight shamelessly for the right to deliver less-than-adequate care to the women who trust them.

Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie
Advisory Board Member with The Catholic Association