icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

US Supreme Court orders delay in Louisiana abortion law

A 2014 Louisiana law placing restrictions on some abortion clinics has been prevented from going into effect pending a US Supreme Court decision. Justice Samuel Alito ordered the implementation of the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act stayed until February 7, so the Supreme Court can have time to review the filings in the case. The law was struck down in 2017 by a federal judge appointed by President Barack Obama, but his ruling was reversed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.