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.