U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana’s Abortion Law

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana’s Abortion Law
U.S. Supreme Court blocks Louisiana’s abortion law
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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Monday Louisiana’s tough restriction on abortion.

It said it violates the country’s Constitution.

The ruling was a surprising victory for abortion rights advocates from an increasingly conservative court.

The ruling struck down a law passed by Louisiana’s legislature in 2014 that required any doctor offering abortion services to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.

Its enforcement had been blocked by a protracted legal battle.

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 challengers said the requirement was identical to a Texas law the Supreme Court struck down in 2016.

With the vote of then-Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court ruled that Texas imposed an obstacle on women seeking access to abortion services without providing any medical benefits.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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