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Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions


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7 minutes ago 

 

The case, over a state law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, is the first abortion ruling since two Trump appointees joined the court.


Anti-abortion demonstrators protesting in front of the Supreme Court in Washington last week.
Anti-abortion demonstrators protesting in front of the Supreme Court in Washington last week.Credit...Michael A. Mccoy/Getty Images
Adam Liptak
By Adam Liptak
June 29, 2020, 10:18 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with a single abortion clinic.

The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. voting with the court’s four-member liberal wing but not adopting its reasoning. The chief justice said respect for precedent compelled him to vote with the majority.

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4 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

7 minutes ago 

 

The case, over a state law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, is the first abortion ruling since two Trump appointees joined the court.


Anti-abortion demonstrators protesting in front of the Supreme Court in Washington last week.
Anti-abortion demonstrators protesting in front of the Supreme Court in Washington last week.Credit...Michael A. Mccoy/Getty Images
Adam Liptak
By Adam Liptak
June 29, 2020, 10:18 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with a single abortion clinic.

The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. voting with the court’s four-member liberal wing but not adopting its reasoning. The chief justice said respect for precedent compelled him to vote with the majority.

Thanks.  A very intelligent decision by the Supreme Court.

To me, the answer is that if the state requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges, they must require hospitals to grant the doctors admitting privileges. 

Which brings up a couple of questions.  What types of doctors who do outpatient surgery do not have admitting privileges?  Why don't abortion doctors have admitting privileges anyway?

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