On March 4, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo (previously known as June Medical Services v. Gee), a constitutional challenge to a Louisiana statute that requires abortion practitioners to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of the clinic in which they perform abortions.
In addition, a pro-abortion rally was held outside the Supreme Court building. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) appeared at that rally and said the following words: “Over the last three years, women’s reproductive rights have come under attack in a way we haven’t seen in modern history… Republican legislatures are waging a war on women—all women—and they’re taking away fundamental rights. I want to tell you, Gorsuch! I want to tell you, Kavanaugh! You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price! You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Following reprimands from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and others, Sen. Schumer walked back his comments without apologizing and blamed Republicans for misinterpreting them. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) and 14 other senators are calling for a censure of Sen. Schumer over the matter. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms offered a press release denouncing the Senator’s dangerous rhetoric.
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