Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law

HeadlineFeb 08, 2019

In a major victory for reproductive rights, the Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a restrictive Louisiana anti-choice law from going into effect. The case was seen as a litmus test for determining whether millions of women across the nation will have continued access to abortions. The divided court ruled 5 to 4 in favor of an emergency appeal by a Louisiana-based abortion provider to block the law, which would have required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberal justices in the 5-4 decision. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the dissent.

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