Robert Destro , professor, law, was quoted in an Aug. 11 National Catholic Register article about hospital-admitting requirements for abortion facilities.

From: National Catholic Register Date: Aug. 11, 2014 Author: Brian Fraga

... "If this were any other kind of ambulatory surgical facility, there would be no question about the need for admitting privileges. It would be a no-brainer. It's only in the context of abortion that you get this cart-before-the-horse kind of analysis," said Robert Destro, a law professor and founding director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion at The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law.

Destro told the Register that the federal courts have repeatedly held that an otherwise valid health regulation is not made unconstitutional because doctors will not comply with it.

"The question in constitutional law is, 'Is there a reasonable basis for the rule?'" Destro said.

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