Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law

Opinion continues trend in not requiring hospital admission privileges.

In a ruling handed down Monday, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law placing restrictions on doctors who perform the procedure. The law required abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles.

The 5-4 ruling, written by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, marked the second time in four years that the Court ruled against an “admitting privileges” requirement, and the expression that such a requirement places an “undue burden” on women seeking abortions.

Several other cases involving legal challenges to abortion restrictions in other states are also moving toward the Supreme Court.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Supreme Court as they consider other abortion cases in the future.
  • For state legislatures and others who continue to push for the rights of the unborn.
  • For women who have faced painful decisions with unplanned pregnancies.
  • For the nation of America and all the innocent lives lost since Roe vs. Wade.

Sources: Reuters, Wall Street Journal


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