Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana law that would’ve drastically restricted abortion

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana law that would've drastically restricted abortion
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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana law that would've drastically restricted abortion

On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a law that would restrict abortion in Louisiana. 

The 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo declared the law, passed in 2014, unconstitutional. Abortion rights activists claimed the ruling as a victory, particularly for poor women and women of color who would’ve been disproportionately affected by the law. 

The Center for Reproductive Rights, the nonprofit legal and advocacy organization that represented the plaintiffs, argued that Louisiana’s law would effectively shutter two of the three abortion clinics in Louisiana. That would’ve left a single doctor to provide abortion care to thousands of women who seek them in the state each year, creating a clear undue burden on patients. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said the restriction would not close clinics. The ruling means that the state’s three abortion clinics can remain open.  Read more…

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