In a 7-1 vote on Friday, the Supreme Court temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana abortion restriction, just days after hearing a challenge to a similar law in Texas. Justice Clarence Thomas was the only dissenter.
Like the law in Texas and numerous other state, Louisiana doctors who perform abortions would be requiredd to get admitting privileges at local hospitals. Such a restriction, if enforced in Louisiana, would leave only one doctor in the state able to perform abortions.
The law was first blocked but ultimately upheld by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has notoriously upheld anti-abortion legislation time and again and is dominated by Reagan and G.H.W. Bush and G.W. Bush nominees.