US abortion rights hang by 'dangerously thin' thread, pro-choice advocates warn

Supreme court justice John Roberts joined court’s liberal members to stop a Louisiana law that threatened to close the state’s abortion clinics

Three of the last abortion clinics in Louisiana remain open after the US supreme court stopped a law that threatened to shut them down. Advocates have warned the case shows how women’s reproductive rights in the United States hang by a “dangerously thin” thread.

The Louisiana law would have required physicians at abortion clinics to obtain medically unnecessary so-called admitting privileges to hospitals within 30 miles. The law was nearly identical to a Texas case the supreme court struck down in 2016.

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Source: theguardian