Striking down a Louisiana state law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, the Supreme Court ruling today is the first abortion ruling since two Trump appointees joined the court.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Blocking a controversial Louisiana abortion law, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the majority decision justices on the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling that would keep women's health care facilities open.
"Roe v. Wade is the law of the land," said Democratic candidate for Michigan's First District Dana Ferguson. "Lousiana's law was a veiled attempt to circumnavigate and restrict women's reproductive rights. Reproductive rights and women's rights are human rights."
Ferguson says he commends today's ruling and is encouraged by the trend of Chief Justice John Roberts siding with justices on the right side monumental human rights decisions. Roberts recently decided against conservative opinion on immigration and LGBTQ+ non-discrimination.
Ferguson, if victorious in the Democratic primary on Aug. 4 will face-off with Republican Rep. Jack Bergman in the General Election, who has a nefarious history of not once supporting women's rights, taking anti-women's rights positions on every one of the 13 bills on which he voted, according to the legislative scorecard by Planned Parenthood.
"Again, our distinctions are clear on this issue," said Ferguson. "I believe in a women's right to choose."
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