Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal wing in putting enforcement of the Louisiana law on hold prematurely leaving the split vote at a 5 to 4.
The Louisiana law requires doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
If it ultimately goes into effect, two of Louisiana’s three abortion clinics are expected to close because they would not be able to meet the requirement.
Jeff Landry, Louisiana’s attorney general, “We will not waver in defense of our state’s pro-woman and pro-life laws; and we will continue to do all that we legally can to protect Louisiana women and the unborn,” Landry said.
Going forward, my office & I will be carefully reviewing the next steps in our defense of LA's admitting privileges law. We will not waver in defense of our State's pro-woman & pro-life laws; & we will continue to do all that we legally can to protect Louisiana women & the unborn pic.twitter.com/6DKMsm6JCK
— AG Jeff Landry (@AGJeffLandry) February 8, 2019
He also had this to say in an official statement to the public on the law to be on hold.
Let us know what you think in the comments! Please share this report to social media.