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Chief Justice John Roberts has once again sided with the Supreme Court’s four liberal justices, striking down Louisiana’s abortion restrictions.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a Louisiana law requiring that individuals who perform abortions have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital is unconstitutional, as it places an undue burden on women seeking abortions.
The court ruled 5-4 in the case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the court’s liberal justices.
My sister-in-law is convinced that powerful people have something on Chief Justice Roberts and he is being blackmailed. I’m starting to think I agree with her!
Why is it that Republican presidents seem to appoint justices who are alleged conservatives who then go rogue and turn into Ruth Ginsburg 2.0? Does this ever happen to Democratic appointees?
Social Media Reacts
Many on the right are already lamenting this horrible decision.
So govt is allowed to ban you from going to church, but *can’t* require that abortion clinics have the same hospital admitting privileges as other surgical centers?
I guess we can see what the left worships.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) June 29, 2020
Thanks, SCOTUS. Not only will children continue to be violently killed by abortion, but now their mother will also be at risk of death. pic.twitter.com/GqDpKZwZVG
— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) June 29, 2020
You can’t claim you’re “for women” and applaud a SCOTUS decision that holds abortion clinics to a lower safety standard than every other kind of medical clinic.
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) June 29, 2020
Those on the left are celebrating this decision. Only in the left’s twisted mind does abortion save lives.
AMAZING NEWS: the Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana’s anti-abortion TRAP law that would have forced the closure of all but one clinic in the state and clinics across the country. THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE WIN THAT WILL SAVE LIVES!!!!!!
— Lauren Rankin (@laurenarankin) June 29, 2020
Chief Justice Roberts does it again… thank God. Abortion rights have been upheld in June Medical Services vs. Russo
— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) June 29, 2020
GREAT NEWS FOR ABORTION RIGHTS:
Chief Justice Roberts joins the four liberals to strike down Louisiana’s extremely restrictive abortion statute, reaffirm standing for doctors and clinics to invoke women’s rights, and make clear how much hangs in the balance this November 3.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) June 29, 2020
It has become increasingly clear that the liberals have a 5-4 majority on this current Supreme Court. This makes the 2020 election more important than ever. The future of this nation, in so many ways, hangs in the balance.