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Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Bill Regarding Abortion Providers

Expected to hear a challenge to their decision in their next term

On Thursday the Supreme Court released a 5-4 decision blocking a Louisiana law that would have only left one doctor in a single clinic who would have been authorized to provide abortions. The brief order did not give reasoning for the decision for a temporary stay of the law but did not end the case. The court is expected to hear a challenge to their decision in their next term.

Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh voted against the stay, with Justice Kavanaugh publishing a dissent saying that he would have preferred more information on the precise effects of the law. With the law being blocked, for the time being, abortion clinics in Louisiana will be able to provide abortions without having admitting privileges into local hospitals. This will allow abortions to be provided at the same rates as before the law went into effect.

Sources: NY Times, Supreme Court, Washington Post
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For the Supreme Court to be guided by God to make the right choices in matters of abortion.
  • For the justices of the court to seek God’s guidance in future matters that come before them.