A8. While we commend any legislative effort to save lives, recent history shows that the courts will likely strike down legislation which reduces abortions. For example: in Texas a prudent requirement for abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals (in case a botched abortion needed hospital emergency treatment) was passed by the state legislature, signed by the Governor, and approved by the federal district courts. Yet it was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, discounting any restraint on the abortionist. That Court decision can now be extended to other states and sweep away years of pro-life progress that had reduced abortions.