HARRISBURG – The U.S. Supreme Court, in a narrow 5-4 ruling, has struck down a Louisiana law which required abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals The High Court ruled that the admitting privileges requirement represented an “undue burden” for women seeking abortions. Chief Justice John Roberts concurred with Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan in the decision. Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Clarence Thomas dissented. Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel of the Independence Law Center called it “a terrible day for women’s health. it’s bad enough that we don’t  value the lives of unborn human beings. But this decision allows thew abortion industry to continue to ignore what’s best for women’s health, putting profits over safety.”  Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, commented “Women in Pennsylvania and this nation deserve the best possible medical care. It is alarming when basic protections are not in place to ensure their safety. That said, every abortion is lethal for a pre-born child and potentially harmful for the mother, both physically and emotionally.”