The Supreme Court recently struck down a provision of a Texas law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility. During remarks Wednesday at the National Press Club, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, called the ruling “a tough blow” to the pro-life movement, but said she is confident that pro-lifers are winning “outside the beltway.
Without the regulations in place, Dannenfelser said, women are only granted “whatever abortionists deign to provide them.”
Dannenfelser argued that in spite of the “constitutional crisis” at the Court, passing legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy should remain one of the goals of the pro-life movement.
“Let me remind you what Hellerstedt did not do,” Dannenfelser said. “It did not challenge the provision ending abortion at 20 weeks’ gestation.”
Donald Trump has been an advocate for the pro-life movement, and recently unveiled a list of his Supreme Court choices to fill in for Antonin Scalia following his death. Trump has also been in a spotlighted scuffle with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.