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Supreme Court Reduces LA Abortion Access


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The Supreme Court delivered a blow to the anti-abortion movement on Monday June 29, 2020, striking down a Louisiana law that could have left only one abortion provider in the state. The court ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the court's liberal justices. June Medical Services v. Russo concerned a Louisiana law that required doctors providing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Enforcing the admitting-privileges requirement would drastically reduce the number and geographic distribution of abortion providers, making it impossible for many women...

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