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Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his 52-Republican colleagues are pushing back against a democratic push ‘political projects’ as a new challenge for the New York gun laws.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear on Friday a challenge to a controversial Louisiana abortion law, the decision on the politically and socially charged issue expected to be in the middle of a presidential election year.
In the case of the issue of a state law requiring doctors to carry out abortions admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. A Federal appeals court had confirmed the law, in spite of a nearly identical Statute from Texas, was declared unconstitutional by the judge in 2016.
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The high court in February blocked enforcement of the law, while more lawsuits were filed. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with his more liberal colleagues at the time.
Abortion rights advocates say, Act 620 is too restrictive and places an “excessive burden” of women’s access to medical procedures. They say it would clinic the state with only one abortion. Supporters of the law say it is a sensible scheme, with the mobilisation by state officials, the “Louisiana abortion clinics have a history of serious health and safety problems.”
The high court will schedule a briefing with oral arguments expected by the beginning of next year, a ruling until June 2020.
Louisiana is one of several States in the recent abortion restrictions enacted in. The state, along with Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Iowa — have passed, to prohibit measures abortions after six to eight weeks of pregnancy. Utah and Arkansas lawmakers voted to limit the process to the middle of the second trimester. Georgia has a ban is a near-total. Panel legal challenges, no, the laws are still in force.
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The judges of the Supreme court, but took no action on a separate right of appeal in relation to a termination of pregnancy regulation of Indiana. The Republican-backed Statute, signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence, calls for women, the call by means of an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion-a fundamental condition for a critic medically unnecessary.
The high court is expected to decide in coming weeks whether the Indiana case, the argument docket. A Federal appeals court struck the measure and said that it would create additional financial and travel burdens for pregnant women.