This week, the US Supreme Court issued an opinion in June Medical Services v. Russo, ruling that Louisiana’s admitting privileges law is unconstitutional and blocked it from taking effect. This decision means that clinics can remain open to serve patients who need abortion care in Louisiana.
The ruling does not change abortion access in Wisconsin, where abortion is legal and available in four clinics.
In the June case, the Supreme Court examined research showing that admitting privilege requirements have no medical benefit and instead place unnecessary burdens on clinics, preventing many people from accessing needed reproductive healthcare.
However, admitting privileges are not the only barriers to accessing abortion care. This Louisiana law is one of over 450 state laws restricting access to abortion that have passed in the last decade alone. CORE is preparing a brief summarizing what research tells us about restrictions in Wisconsin. Stay tuned for updates!