SCOTUS Strikes Down Restrictive Abortion Law In Louisiana: What That Could Mean For Illinois

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Restrictive Abortion Law In Louisiana: What That Could Mean For Illinois

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down abortion restrictions in Louisiana this morning. It was the first time the court has ruled on abortion law since President Trump’s conservative appointees — justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — were on the bench.

But as we’ve seen with recent rulings on DACA and workplace protections for the LGBTQ community, SCOTUS has been issuing rulings that you might expect from a liberal court. In this case, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the four liberal justices in wiping away restrictive abortion law in Louisiana.

So, what does this mean for the rest of the country, including Illinois?

CEO of Planned Parenthood Illinois Jennifer Welch joins Reset for more on this story.