Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

The U.S. Supreme court struck down a Louisiana abortion law on Monday, which had placed restrictions on doctors who perform those procedures, requiring them to secure hospital “admitting privileges” within 30 miles of their clinics. The ruling handed down was 5-4, with Chief Justice Roberts somewhat reluctantly joining the four liberal justices in their decision. The ruling is being hailed a major victory for the Hope Medical Group in Shreveport, who challenged the 2014 law. Hope Medical Group is one of three clinics in the state which would have been forced to close their doors had the ruling not been handed down, according to attorneys for the case. This is the courts first major abortion decision since two of Trump’s appointees, Roberts being one of them, took the bench.