Supreme Court To Hear Louisiana Abortion Law Case

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Supreme Court To Hear Louisiana Abortion Law Case
The legislation in question here requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a Louisiana law that critics say could leave the state with only one doctor to perform abortions.


 

The legislation in question here requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. It hasn't gone into effect.

It's pretty much identical to a Texas law the high court struck down three years ago, and opponents of the measure say the high court should follow that case's precedent.

But the bench has changed significantly between now and then. Justice Anthony Kennedy — who cast the deciding fifth vote in the Texas case — has been replaced by Donald Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch has since been appointed to take the late Antonin Scalia's place.

The high court will likely hear oral arguments in the Louisiana case early next year.