BREAKING: SCOTUS strikes down abortion restrictions in LA

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Axios Alert:

The Supreme Court struck down abortion restrictions in Louisiana on Monday, a sign that even if the court’s newly expanded conservative majority wants to chip away at abortion rights, it will likely do so incrementally.

Why it matters: The court’s ruling largely leaves the status quo of abortion law unchanged, affirms the court’s precedents and leaves big decisions about the future of abortion access for another day.

The big picture: Louisiana had required abortion providers to maintain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Supreme Court struck down nearly identical requirements, out of Texas, in 2016. And the justices said today that their earlier decision controls this case, too.

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9 Responses to BREAKING: SCOTUS strikes down abortion restrictions in LA

  1. One less “One Weird Trick To Outlaw Abortion” for ALEC….

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  2. Martin Pollard says:

    But on the flip side, the SCROTUS has also ruled to effectively finish the destruction of the CFPB that Republicans and #TRE45ON started, by giving him the power to fire the head of the bureau and install one of his Kompletely Korrupt Kronies in its place. Thus, the transition from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the Corporate Finance Protection Bureau is now complete. Mission accomplished MF’ers.

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  3. Bruce388 says:

    Isn’t it time for the Supremes to order the release of Lord Dampnut’s tax returns?

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  4. roket says:

    Also, and secretly, white male republicans support unrestricted abortions. They just don’t say it out loud, except perhaps in golf club locker rooms. Or busses.

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  5. donnah says:

    It’s a win, I’ll take it. But like the other recent decision about DACA, it’s based on semantics of the court. Until we can make decisions of personal responsibility and our right to determine how we manage our own reproductive rights, these decisions will be shaky.

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  6. MDavis says:

    When did “to chip away” and to do something incrementally become two different things?

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