June 29, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its rulings on June Medical Services v. Russo (consolidated with Russo v. June Medical Services), striking down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have the right to admit patients at nearby hospitals.

Brian K. Bond, Executive Director of PFLAG National, released the following statement: 

“Today, we are heartened that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of fairness and on the side of all people—inclusive of our LGBTQ+ loved ones—who need access to safe and affordable health care services."

“For millions of Americans, including those who are LGBTQ+ and people with limited incomes, their local health clinic is their primary source for safe and affordable healthcare. These clinics contribute to the overall health and well-being of their local communities and are deeply rooted in the communities they serve. Adding barriers that significantly add cost and limit access to needed healthcare services harms all of us.”

 

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Liz Owen, Director of Communications
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