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In 2014, the Louisiana legislature passed Act 620, requiring abortion providers to possess admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of their facilities. The language of the legislation was nearly identical to the law in Texas which was struck down by the Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (2016). 

Does this Louisiana law violate the balancing test required by the decision in Whole Woman’s Health? Prof. Robin Fretwell Wilson of the University of Illinois College of Law explores the factual dispute in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo. Oral argument is March 4, 2020.


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Related Links & Differing Views:

The Federalist Society: “Courthouse Steps Preview: June Medical Services v. Russo”

SCOTUSblog: “Symposium: The ‘intensely factual’ question of physicians’ admitting privileges”

Michigan Law Review: “Unduly Burdening Women’s Health: How Lower Courts Are Undermining Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt”

Harvard Law Review: “Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt”

Federalist Society Review: “The Supreme Court Takes Up Abortion: What You Need to Know About June Medical Services v. Gee”