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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.

Guests:

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"

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