SCOTUS: Protect every state's right to regulate abortion health and safety

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SCOTUS: Protect every state's right to regulate abortion health and safety

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SCOTUS: Protect every state's right to regulate abortion health and safety

-- The most significant Supreme Court cases on abortion in U.S. history --

  • Roe v. Wade…1973
  • Casey v. Planned Parenthood…1992
  • Gonzales v. Carhart…2007
  • Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt…2016

In a few short days, on March 2nd, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear one of the most important cases on abortion in decades: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.[1]

Simply put, the abortion industry is using this case to challenge the established legal principle that every state has the right to regulate abortion to protect a mother’s health.

That is why CitizenGO is taking the extraordinary step of sending this petition to the ranking Republicans and Democrats in EVERY state legislature in the country – all 50 of them! – AS WELL AS to the U.S. Supreme Court.

With this petition, we want the states to know exactly what is at stake…and we want the Supreme Court to know that all eyes are watching to see that they do the right thingto reaffirm the states’ right to regulate abortion, to protect the health and safety of mothers.

With Justice Scalia’s passing, it is even more important that we now petition the High Court, and let them know where we stand.

Of course, the abortion industry would prefer to regulate itself, so that it can keep the public/women in the dark about its appalling health and safety record.

And, not surprisingly, it is fighting tooth-and-nail against any state regulation – because state regulation is the single biggest obstacle to increasing their profit-margin.

Therefore, the abortion industry is painting this case as an issue of “access.”

But, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, this is one of their typical diversion tactics.

The abortion industry doesn’t want the public/women to find out about the 175+ abortion providers who have faced investigations, criminal charges, administrative complaints, and civil lawsuits related to providing abortions over the last 6 years.

And, they certainly don’t want the public to focus on the common-sense health and safety provisions which state legislators – both Democrat and Republican – have enacted, in direct response to the shoddy practices endemic to the abortion industry.[2]

They basically want us to forget about the likes of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, and his shop of horrors.

But, we’re not going to forget, and we’re not going to allow them to cover up their callous disregard for human life, for mother and child.

Indeed, quite to the contrary, we are fighting for the right of states to continue making and enforcing laws related to health and safety standards for abortion providers.

Yes, this case is that important, and, its outcome – especially where protecting life, and health of the mother, is concerned – cannot be overstated.

So, before March 2nd, EVERY State Legislature in the country and the U.S. Supreme Court Justices need to hear from YOU and your likeminded friends, family, colleagues and churchgoers!

Thank you for signing and sharing this absolutely vital petition!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

[1] Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt involves Texas House Bill 2 (HB 2), a measure enacted in 2013 with a number of life-affirming provisions, including two reasonable requirements: first, that abortion providers’ clinics meet the same health and safety standards as ambulatory surgical centers (i.e., places where operations occur); and second, that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

In June, 2015, the Fifth Circuit upheld these commonsense provisions, as being consistent with the state’s legal interest in protecting a mother’s health.

Not surprisingly, abortion providers appealed this ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, which brings us to the current court case.

[2] More than 460 legislators and office-holders (both Democrats and Republicans), from 10 states which have provisions similar to Texas HB 2, have joined an amicus brief just filed in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

http://www.aul.org/2016/02/aul-represents-state-legislators-in-historic-supreme-court-case-fights-to-protect-health-and-safety-standards-for-women-vulnerable-to-abortion-industry-abuses/

http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/03/abortion-providers-argue-for-back-alley-abortions/

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/a-new-supreme-court-challenge-the-erosion-of-abortion-access-in-texas/415929/

http://www.reproductiverights.org/protectabortionaccess

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Protect the right of States to make laws related to health and safety standards for abortion providers

For the Attention of the U.S. Supreme Court AND Ranking Republicans and Democrats in All 50 U.S. State Legislatures:

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt will soon be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. The ramifications for genuine women’s health and safety couldn’t be more important.

But, while the abortion industry says that their legal challenge is all about “access”, that is simply not true.

In fact, the abortion industry is using this case to challenge the established legal principle that every state has the right to regulate abortion to protect a mother’s health.

Thankfully, the Courts have given the states “wide discretion” in legal precedent to safeguard the duty of care owed to mothers.

And in fact, 231 regulations were enacted in the last 4 years alone – all in an effort to redress years of shoddy practice by the abortion industry.

And, of course, each of those laws help to protect maternal healthcare.

But, now, each of those laws could be threatened by a reversal in the Courts.

Therefore, this petition calls on the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to follow its own legal precedent, and allow the states to continue to perform the vital function of regulating the abortion industry in favor of women’s health and safety.

At the same time, this petition also calls on state legislators to continue to use the “wide discretion” given to you by the Courts, to safeguard the lives of mothers.

Thank you for your serious consideration.

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