Lieff Cabraser Files Amicus Brief Urging Reversal of Fifth Circuit Decision Drastically Limiting Abortion Rights in Louisiana

U.S. Supreme Court

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein attorneys Kelly M. Dermody, Tiseme G. Zegeye, and Madeline M. Gomez represent Amici, reproductive and racial justice scholars, in support of Petitioners June Medical Services, et al., requesting that the Supreme Court reverse the Fifth Circuit’s recent decision to require that doctors who perform abortions in Louisiana have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of where the abortion is performed. June Medical Services L.L.C., et al. v. Gee (Nos. 18-1323, 18-1460) challenges a 2014 Louisiana abortion restriction (“Act 620”) mandating the within-thirty-miles admitting privileges for doctors performing abortions in the state. If Act 620 were to go into effect, only one clinic would remain to provide services for the approximately 10,000 women per year seeking abortions in Louisiana. [Read more…]