Supreme Court Hands Down Major Decision Reaffirming Abortion Rights

The Supreme Court announced a major ruling on abortion, deciding that the Louisiana law is unconstitutional and should not stand. The opinion was written by Justice Stephen Breyer, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Chief Justice John Roberts also filed an opinion concurring for the majority. The case, June Medical Services v. Russo, was a challenge to a Louisiana law that required abortion providers have admitting privileges with a nearby hospital -- an agreement between a doctor and a hospital that allows a patient to go that hospital if they need urgent care. (ABC/Wbal)

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