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Abortion Provider Seeks SCOTUS Review of Louisiana Law

April 17, 2019, 4:12 PM

A federal appeals court decision upholding a Louisiana law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals must be overruled, a health-care provider said.

The law is nearly identical to a Texas provision the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated in 2016, June Medical Services LLC said in an April 17 petition asking the high court to review the Fifth Circuit’s decision.

This is just the latest in a series of abortion cases the high court has been asked to review this term. States stepped up anti-abortion activity in the wake of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Kavanaugh...

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