Supreme Court Strikes Down Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law

Dave Cohen
June 29, 2020 - 11:11 am

In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana abortion law.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four more liberal justices in the ruling.

It means doctors at Louisiana abortion clinics will not need admitting rights at nearby hospitals. 

Pro Life Democrat, Louisiana state Senator Katrina Jackson accuses unelected Supreme Court justices of substituting their policy preferences over the people of Louisiana.

"This law received overwhelming support by both woman and men, Democrats and Republicans, black legislators and white legislators," Jackson said in an online video reacting to the ruling.

She added, "As long as the Supreme Court continues to meddle in an area that rightfully belongs in the democratic process, women will remain subject to substandard abortion facilities."

Opponents to the now unconstitutional law says the ruling protects a woman's right to choice.

Center for Reproductive Rights attorney Julie Rikelman represented abortion providers.

She told justices that the law would "do nothing for women's health."

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