Once again Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberal justices in a major ruling on abortion.
The court decided 5-4 to block Louisiana from requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
The law would protect women.
The Supreme Court voted against it.
The Washington Times reported:
A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights.
The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case.
President Donald Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, were among the four conservative members of the court who would have allowed the law to take effect.