January 31, 2019
Father, we lift up our Supreme Court justices and pray they will make a stand for life by denying this emergency stay. Many national leaders are calling for prayer and fasting for the next few days about this case.
Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you. (Hosea 10:12)
Two doctors in Louisiana are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant an emergency stay of a law they say could cripple access to abortions in the state. The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. It would leave only one doctor in a single clinic to provide abortions in a state where 10,000 women seek the procedure each year, according to the plaintiffs.
In an application submitted on Monday to Justice Samuel Alito and expected to be reviewed by the full court, the unnamed physicians, represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, asked the court to prevent the law from going into effect, as it is scheduled to do next week. Alito on Tuesday gave Louisiana two days to respond to the application.
The case could prove to be a test of President Donald Trump’s two nominees to the high court. Five justices are required to grant an emergency stay, if the full court acts on the matter, so at least one of the court’s five conservatives will have to join the liberal wing in order to prevent the Louisiana law from going into force. (CNBC)
Read more about this case’s potential to affect abortion law at Think Progress.