Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

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Pro-life activists stage a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2020 in Washington, DC.  (Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images)

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana abortion law Monday, effectively saving the right to choose in the state. The law, which was enacted in 2014, required doctors to have active admitting privileges at a hospital near the facility where they provide abortions. Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the four-member liberal wing, opposing the votes of both Trump-appointed justices. We'll discuss the details of the case and explore what this ruling means for the future of abortion laws across the country.


Mary Ziegler, professor of law, Florida State University College of Law; author, "Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present"

Michele Goodwin, Chancellor's professor and director, Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy at the UC Irvine School of Law; author, "Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood"