Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion restrictions

The US Supreme Court temporarily reinstated a trial judge's order blocking a new Louisiana law that requires doctors to obtain a formal affiliation with a local hospitalThe Supreme Court blocked restrictions affecting doctors in Louisiana that could have forced all but one of the state’s abortion clinics to close. In what reproductive-rights advocates hope may foreshadow a major legal victory later this year, the court temporarily reinstated a trial judge’s order blocking a new Louisiana law that requires doctors to obtain a formal affiliation with a local hospital. An appeals court last week said the law could be enforced.

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