The US Supreme Court has truck down a Louisiana law requiring clinics that perform abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles away.
In the case, June Medical Services v. Russo, the court ruled 4-4-1, with Chief Justice John Roberts concurring with the majority.
In 2016, the Court struck down an almost identical law in Texas in the case Whole Women’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, ruling that such restrictions pose an “undue burden” on a patients’ ability to access abortion.
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In a major victory to abortion access advocates, the US Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law requiring clinics that perform abortions to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals in a 5-4 decision.
Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, with Chief Justice John Roberts concurring with the plurality. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch dissented.
The case, June Medical Services v. Russo, is the first pertaining to abortion rights that the Court has ruled on since Gorsuch and Kavanaugh were confirmed to the Court.
The Court heard arguments in the case …read more
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