By the Blouin News Science & Health staff

U.S. states reeling from Supreme Court abortion ruling

by in Medicine.

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The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday to strike down a Texas abortion law that would have closed many clinics continues to ripple across the U.S. — on Tuesday, the court justices rejected bids by Mississippi and Wisconsin to revive similar laws.

Reuters reports that the laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin required doctors to have admitting privileges (just as the Texas law did), i.e., formal affiliations with hospitals within 30 miles of the abortion clinic, which would have disabled many doctors from practicing in abortion clinics. Alabama’s admitting privileges requirement was abandoned as of Monday night as well, as the state’s attorney general said.

These now-defunct laws were one of many that these states, among others, have tried to implement in order to to effectively prevent clinics that perform abortions from operating. And, in many cases, they succeeded…

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