Congressman Biggs' Statement on U.S. Supreme Court's Louisiana Abortion Law Decision
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the case of JUNE MEDICAL SERVICES L. L. C. ET AL. v. RUSSO to overturn a Louisiana abortion law designed to protect mothers from doctors who did not have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Congressman Biggs, who had previously signed an amicus brief in support of the law, released the following statement:
“Today's Supreme Court decision on the Louisiana abortion law (June Medical Services LLC v Russo) is a severe disappointment for pro-life advocates and for women's health across the nation. The Court grossly overreached into a sovereign state's right to set policy and health guidelines for its citizens, while continuing to shield a fatally flawed precedent from Roe v Wade. Because of today's tragic ruling, more babies will be murdered, and more women may potentially be at risk due to the lowered standard of treatment they may receive at abortion facilities.
“This ruling is another disaster from Chief Justice John Roberts. Republican Presidents must do more to vet their Supreme Court nominees to ensure that these potential justices will not legislate from the bench, but will uphold and defend the text of the Constitution of the United States as it was originally intended by our Founders. We must change the vetting for judicial nominations before our courts destroy the fabric of our nation's foundation.”
Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.