NEW ORLEANS — The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital today in its ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo. The result in the case was dictated by the Court’s precedent; the Louisiana law was nearly identical to a Texas law that the Court ruled was unconstitutional just four years ago in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
Alanah Odoms Hebert, Executive Director of the ACLU of Louisiana, made the following statement: 
“We are tremendously relieved that the Supreme Court has struck down this law that would have decimated access to abortion in Louisiana – but this fight is not over. Coming just four years after the Supreme Court struck down a nearly identical law, today’s 5-4 decision is a chilling reminder that the fundamental right to abortion remains on tenuous ground. As politicians continue to wage an all-out war on abortion access here in Louisiana and across the country, these restrictions disproportionately impact Black and Brown communities – putting their health and their bodily autonomy further at risk. This decision should motivate all of us to stay in the fight against these politically-motivated attempts to block people from care – and hold our elected officials accountable for ensuring reproductive freedom for all.”