June Medical Services: A Precarious Victory

Post date:



Demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court during oral arguments for June Medical Services LLC v. Russo on March 4, 2020. (Victoria Pickering / Flickr)

A collective sigh of relief could be heard among abortion rights advocates yesterday when the U.S. Supreme Court announced its much-anticipated decision in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo.  A narrow, 5-4 majority of the Court struck down a Louisiana admitting privileges law that would have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state to one, and limited the capacity of abortion providers by 55-70 percent.

The Louisiana law at issue in June Medical was a virtual replica of a Texas admitting privileges law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt nearly four years ago to the day.

Many legal scholars and court-watchers—including me—predicted that the second time might be a…

Continue Reading Source


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




War on Women Report: Trump Says ‘Not Much’ He Could Have Done Differently With COVID

The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the...

“She Is Risen” Albums Brings Feminist Voices to “Jesus Christ Superstar”

“Women want to be involved in projects like this. The scarcity of this is what made everybody say ‘Yes, I want to do...

Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

Cathleen D. Cahill. (Michael Davis) A few years ago, as the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment approached, I realized that most histories of...