Supreme Court To Hear Louisiana Abortion Law Case

Olivia Hawkins, Staff Writer

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a controversial Louisiana abortion law, with a decision on the politically and socially charged issue expected in the middle of a presidential election year. An issue is a state statue requiring doctors preforming abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. A federal appeals court upheld the law,  despite an almost identical statue from Texas that was declared unconstitutional by the justices in 2016. They also want women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before the abortion. The high court is expected to decide in coming weeks whether to put the Indiana case on it’s argument docket as well as Louisiana. A federal appeals court struck the measure down ,saying it would create additional financial and travel burdens on pregnant women. Within the following weeks the Supreme Court will have made its decision.