Stating that “abortion clinics’ contradict the primary focus on denying the right to life and conflict with the obligation to protect and preserve that right,” McMaster’s order later allowed them to “provide family planning services Deemed “unfit for”. ”
District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis eventually barred McMaster’s order from going into effect, writing that Planned Parenthood South Atlantic was “professionally competent and able to perform family planning services for Medicaid patients” and that federal law “A state does not allow a law to be passed. A provider is disqualified for reasons unrelated to the professional ability to execute services on this issue.”
Helen Krasnoff, vice president of public policy litigation and law at America’s Planned Paternity Association, lamented the organization’s victory on Tuesday but warned of possible decisions in the opposite direction, Barrett should be confirmed.
“Today’s Supreme Court order leaves a ruling that clarifies what we’ve had for a long time: preventing low-income people from choosing the provider they know and trust is illegal,” Krasnoff said . “The fact that the court will not hear the case cannot change the horrifying reality of what might happen if Judge Amy Connie Barrett can confirm in the High Court.”
Jeff Learitz, a spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, said McMaster’s administration is “disappointed” by the High Court’s decision not to take the case.
CNN’s Ariane de Vogue contributed to this report.