Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

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The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to strike down a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to hold admitting privileges.

Axios reported Monday that the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana abortion law that “had required abortion providers to maintain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.”

  • The court struck down a law with similar requirements in Texas in 2016, and justices said on Monday that the prior decision applies to this case as well.
  • Axios noted that “Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's more liberal justices in the decision, though his concurrence was based on the precedent established by the Texas case.”

This is the third blockbuster case in a row, following rulings last week protecting LGBTQ workers and upholding the DACA immigration program, in which at least one of the conservative justices sided with the liberals.

  • The news outlet said, “Legal experts from both sides of the ideological divide still expect the court to ultimately chip away at access to abortion and narrow the scope of the precedents that make it legal.”
  • The court likely will accomplish this “by upholding state laws that place some type of limits on access to the procedure.”

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