The Supreme Court has dealt a fatal blow to the Lousiana abortion clinic law requiring doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
Chief Justice John Roberts sided with his four more liberal colleagues deciding that the law violates abortion rights set forth by Roe v. Wade.
A similar law in Texas was struck down in 2016. Roberts stated,
The result in this case is controlled by our decision four years ago invalidating a nearly identical Texas law.
Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, provided the dissenting opinions.
Justice Thomas in his dissenting arguments said,
Today a majority of the Court perpetuates its ill-founded abortion jurisprudence by enjoining a perfectly legitimate state law and doing so without jurisdiction.