Supreme court strikes down abortion restriction in major victory for campaigners – live

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Reproductive rights advocacy groups are celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision that a Louisiana law that restricted abortion access is unconstitutional.

BREAKING: SCOTUS just struck down Louisiana’s admitting privileges law—a critical win in reaffirming the right to abortion access! We’re relieved that people in Louisiana can still get care & celebrate this victory in the ongoing fight to ensure abortion rights for all.

BREAKING: #SCOTUS rules that abortion clinics in Louisiana stay open and upholds its decision from four years ago in Whole Women’s Health – today we can rest easy knowing abortion access is still intact #MyRightMyDecision pic.twitter.com/EaDny9uu1I

BREAKING: SCOTUS strikes down admitting privileges for providers of abortion care! This is great news and affirms what we know to be true… medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion care are unlawful and dangerous. #MyRightMyDecision

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The US Supreme Court just struck down a major abortion case. The court ruled that a Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, severely limiting access to abortion, is unconstitutional.

The court ruled the decision 5-4, with chief justice John Roberts siding with the court’s liberal justices to strike the law down.

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Source: The Guardian
Supreme court strikes down abortion restriction in major victory for campaigners – live