The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a Louisiana law requiring that individuals who perform abortions have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital is unconstitutional, as it places an undue burden on women seeking abortions.
The court ruled 5-4 in the case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the court’s liberal justices.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. https://t.co/rZuB45OErD
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 29, 2020
BREAKING: The Supreme Court has upheld a key abortion rights decision — invalidating a Louisiana law that required doctors at clinics that perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
Chief Justice Roberts joined the court’s four liberals.
— NPR (@NPR) June 29, 2020