Supreme Court blocks law that would close nearly all of Louisiana’s abortion clinics
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that could force all but one of the state’s abortion clinics to close, a sign that a similar law in Texas also could be in peril.
The justices effectively reversed an order by the federal appeals court in New Orleans that allowed Louisiana to begin enforcing its 2014 clinic regulation law even as it is being challenged in the courts.
The law requires doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. Hospitals that don’t want to become mixed up in abortion politics have refused admitting privileges in the past, leaving many doctors unable to perform abortions legally Read more…
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