The Supreme Court Must Protect Abortion Access in Louisiana
Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear June Medical Services vs McGee, a case challenging a Louisiana law that would close every clinic in the state but one. The law would force doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital near the clinic – a requirement the Supreme Court already found unconstitutional in its landmark 2016 decision on Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt.
The court’s announcement on this case coincides with the one year anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice, and it will be the first major abortion case in Kavanaugh’s time on the court.
“Young people already face too many barriers to abortion care, and this clinic shutdown law is making things even worse.