Popping up across Louisiana this week are a series of pro-abortion billboards that claim the legalized killing of unborn babies is “justice and dignity for all.”
The AP reports Women With a Vision, a pro-abortion group based in New Orleans, paid for the new billboard campaign to coincide with a U.S. Supreme Court hearing Wednesday on a Louisiana abortion law.
“Abortion access. It’s a matter of justice and dignity for all,” the bright pink billboards read, surrounded by images of women, including one holding a baby.
Deon Haywood, of Women With a Vision, claimed her group fights for reproductive justice and women’s lives.
“We’re in a fight for people’s lives and people’s freedom,” she said.
Her group bought billboard space in the three Louisiana cities where there are abortion facilities: New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport, according to the report.
Two of the three abortion facilities could close if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the law, which simply requires abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges for patient emergencies.
Abortion destroys unborn babies’ lives, and if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Louisiana law, women’s lives could be at stake, too. It is difficult to take abortion activists seriously when they claim to protect women’s health and then fight against laws that require abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards.
In November, the Louisiana Department of Justice announced suspicions about alleged criminal activity that may have happened at the Hope Medical Group, the abortion facility at the center of the Supreme Court case. State officials accused the abortion facility of hiding evidence of criminal and professional misconduct from the U.S. Supreme Court.
A few weeks later, a Fifth Circuit ruling suggested one abortionist in the state may be performing abortions that lead to second-trimester babies being born alive.
The shocking revelations are reminiscent of the horrors that were uncovered at a Philadelphia abortion facility nearly a decade ago. Abortionist Kermit Gosnell later was convicted of murdering three newborn babies, putting women’s lives at risk and numerous other crimes at his “house of horrors” abortion facility.
The Gosnell horrors were a key reason why Louisiana and other states passed abortion clinic regulations such as the one currently at issue before the U.S. Supreme Court. Gosnell got away with his gristly, murderous abortion practice for years because of Pennsylvania’s lack of abortion clinic regulations.
Both pro-life and abortion activists are watching the case closely to see how the conservative-majority court will rule. This will be the first abortion case before President Donald Trump’s appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
The case will be a good indication of where Chief Justice John Roberts stands on abortion jurisprudence. Last year, Roberts voted with the four liberal justices to block the enforcement of the Louisiana law. However, in 2016, he sided with the conservative justices on the court to uphold a similar Texas law.
Oral arguments are scheduled for Wednesday, and the high court likely will rule on the case in June.