Skip to comments.Supreme Court, in 5-4 Ruling, Strikes Down Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law
Posted on 06/29/2020 7:41:34 AM PDT by Enlightened1
The measure would have required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of a clinic.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Louisiana's tough restriction on abortion violates the Constitution, a surprising victory for abortion rights advocates from an increasingly conservative court.
The 5-4 decision in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the courts liberal justices 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 overturned 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.
Kennedy was succeeded by the more conservative Brett Kavanaugh, appointed by President Donald Trump.
The Center for Reproductive Rights said the burdens on access to abortion in Louisiana would have been even more restrictive than those in Texas, where about half of the state's abortion clinics were forced to close. It also said the law was unnecessary, because only a small fraction of women experience medical problems after an abortion, and when they do, they seek treatment at a hospital near where they live, not one near the medical clinic.
Louisiana defended the law, arguing that the requirement to have an association with a nearby hospital would provide a check on a doctor's credentials.
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Roberts strikes again.
Roberts MUST be EXPOSED for the FRAUD he is!
We need a team of investigators to ferret out Supreme Court blackmail.
Roberts demonstrates that.
The Bush gift that keeps on giving.
RE: Supreme Court, in 5-4 Ruling, Strikes Down Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law
When I saw the headline, without reading the content, I already said to myself — JOHN ROBERTS !!!
Looks like Roberts has gone full Souter and we will need another real conservative on the bench to offset him
Roberts just bats a thousand for his globalist buddies.
Roberts is being blackmailed.
It’s a theory that may have some validity.
“...We need a team of investigators to ferret out Supreme Court blackmail.....”
Oh, you mean revealing to the public those xxx kiddie porn pics that likely have Roberts in a verrrrry compromised position doing a kid while at Epstein’s Island? Those pics???
“We need a team of investigators to ferret out Supreme Court blackmail.”
Stop with the blackmail crap. He is who he is.
Here is the funny part. Roberts voted to uphold the same law in Texas 4 years ago.
So this is why Louisiana copied the Texas law, and now Roberts flips his own vote.
Roberts is being blackmailed because he illegally and feloniously adopted two children from Ireland which does not allow non citizens to adopt their children. The New York Times discovered this, said it, then never mentioned it again so they could blackmail him
Look it up.
Just figure roberts is always going to side with leftits on major cultural issues.
My post was removed from Breaking (perhaps because it didn’t have an MSM article attached; although I linked to the actual decision in the OP which I think would be better), so I added the Breaking category to this one. Apologies to the admin if the issue is more that the subject doesn’t qualify as Breaking News, but I think this is a big issue for most conservatives.
I am not the Admin, and could not tell you.
I’m aware. It was a general comment.
That ship has sailed.
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