SCOTUS Strikes Down Major Abortion Restriction Ruling

The Supreme Court struck down abortion restrictions that have been widely duplicated in other states, a resounding win for abortion rights advocates in the court’s most important consideration of the controversial issue in 25 years.

In the 5 to 3 decision, the justice's ruled that the clinic restrictions meant to protect women’s health were simply a cover for making if more difficult to obtain an abortion.

The Texas provisions required doctors who perform abortions at clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and said that clinics must meet hospital-like standards of surgical centers.