Justice Roberts Joins Supreme Court Liberals to Block Louisiana Abortion Law

State of the Union

UNITED STATES – JANUARY 30: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts listens to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on January 30, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Source: Time

 

(WASHINGTON) — A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights.

The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case.

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Categories: Abortion, America, USA

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