How Congress Can Immediately Seize on Monday’s Abortion Rights Win

Herminia Palacio , Guttmacher Institute
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Many of us had been nervously anticipating this moment. The U.S. Supreme Court just handed down a 5-4 decision on abortion rights, striking down a highly restrictive Louisiana law intended to shut down abortion clinics in the state. This outcome is a big relief, and an important win for the people of Louisiana. 

Justice Breyer’s opinion is a rewarding read for anyone who cares about facts and evidence. It refutes false claims by the anti-abortion politicians and activists that had imposed this law, calling them out on the fact that this restriction has no benefits for patient health and only served to shut down clinics in Louisiana.

The full op-ed is available at Rewire.

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