SCOTUS Chooses Abortion Industry Over Women’s Health
June 27, 2016. Bioethics Defense Fund attorneys Nikolas T. Nikas and Dorinda C Bordlee made the following statement in regard to the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt. (Decision and amicus brief links below).
BDF president and general counsel Nikolas T. Nikas said, “This fact-sensitive decision highlights how the U.S. Supreme Court is effectively acting as a super-legislative body in disregard of the legitimate role of state legislatures to protect public health and welfare. The importance of future Supreme Court Justices who have an originalist judicial philosophy cannot be overstated.”
BDF chief counsel Dorinda C. Bordlee stated, “Today, Justice Kennedy cast the fifth vote in the ideologically-driven Texas Whole Women’s Health decision, putting abortion access over women’s health protections. Women considering abortion should be very wary of abortion providers who are not qualified to practice in hospitals but are allowed to use sharp instruments on women’s reproductive organs.
Men who care about women should also reconsider their duty to protect the women and children they should be providing for rather than leaving them in the hands of physicians who are not required to meet the ordinary standard of care required of other surgeons.”
- Read the amicus brief co-filed by BDF with AUL on behalf of more than 450 State Legislators and Lt. Governors.