SCOTUS Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

In a win for abortion rights advocates, the US Supreme Court blocked a Louisiana law barring facilities from performing abortions unless they had admitting privileges at a nearby hospital—which many abortion clinics do not.
Critics say the law would have ultimately shuttered most abortion clinics in the state.
Siding with liberal justices, Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote to strike down the law—but also left the door open for other states to pursue similar restrictions.
In a footnote to his opinion, Roberts that the “validity of admitting privileges law depends on numerous factors that may differ from state to state.”

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