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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined with his four more liberal colleagues in ruling that the law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals violates the abortion right the court first announced in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

In two previous abortion cases, Roberts had favored restrictions.

Associated Press

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  1. Aah, the Nazi filth that wants to tell women what they can and can’t do with their own bodies loses again. Doctors don’t care anyway. They will continue to perform abortions in their offices regardless of any law passed by right wing ignorant religious filth. Good for SCOTUS. Good for Justice Roberts and the doctrine of stare decisis.

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