2020-06-30 11:31:45

In 1st Big Abortion Case of Trump Era, SCOTUS Strikes Down Strict Louisiana Law

In the first big ruling on abortion in the Trump era, the Supreme Court has struck down a restrictive abortion law in Louisiana that would have left the state with just one abortion clinic.

The 2014 law required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic, an onerous requirement that often made it impossible for abortion providers to continue to operate.

“It was a moment of elation,” says Lakeesha Harris, director of reproductive health and justice at Women with a Vision, a women’s rights organization based in New Orleans.

“Many of us have been working years, so this was justice in the making.”

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