Justice Breyer and Chief Justice Roberts save freedom and liberty in striking down Louisiana’s anti-choice law
Washington, DC — The United States Supreme Court struck down the anti-choice law that would have denied pregnant people in 15 states (including Georgia and South Carolina) of their rights by shut down abortion clinics.
The ruling on June Medical Services vs. Russo was 5-4 and was authored by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.
Chief Justice John Roberts concurred with the decision soon after his decision in Seila Law vs. the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which gutted the CFPB. (Read more on that decision here.)
The June Medical Services case was about a Louisiana law that was identical to a Texas state law the High Court struck down on June 27, 2016 in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt.
Kathleen Pittman, who is an administrator of the Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La., said, “To say that we’re elated hardly begins to come close to what we are feeling. I am celebrating today, but I’m worried about the future.”
“We are taking the Supreme Court one victory at a time,” said Nancy Northup, who is the CEO and president of the Center for Reproductive Rights. “It is whack-a-mole all over again.”
Here’s to a victory for the Constitution, for once.