NBC News: Supreme Court strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion law
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The United States Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana abortion law that allows hospitals to decide whether they wanted to admit a patient if there's an a clinic with 30 miles:
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Louisiana's tough restriction on abortion violates the Constitution, a surprising victory for abortion rights advocates from an increasingly conservative court.
Though the bill had been signed into law, the bill was never enforced due to its then potential unconstitutional nature. The legislation itself would've greatly limited access to abortions:
Two Louisiana doctors and a medical clinic sued to get the law overturned. They said it would leave only one doctor at a single clinic to provide services for nearly 10,000 women who seek abortions in the state each year.
The victory was decided by a 5-4 vote where Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberals to strike down the attack on Reproductive Justice.
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